Marion County School of Radiologic Technology
Program Director, Cheryl Sirmons, B.S., R.T. (R)
RADIOGRAPHY is a twenty-two month, Career preparatory program in Radiologic Technology. This FULL-TIME PROGRAM combines an academic and a clinical practicum leading to eligibility to apply for national certification and eligibility to complete an Associate in Science Degree. The Radiography program is a “selected admission” program.
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A Radiographer (Radiologic Technologist) is an essential member of the health care team. Radiographers produce radiographic images of parts of the body to help in the diagnosis of injury and disease. Radiographers also position patients accurately, implement safety measures to protect patients, co-workers, and themselves from radiation dangers, and calculate the angles and arrangements of specialized equipment to produce quality images.
For certain types of more complex diagnostic procedures, Radiographers prepare “contrast” solutions and/or substances that are given to patients internally by various modes in order to provide a more detailed image of internal organs of the human body.
The Marion County School of Radiologic Technology is a two-year certificate Radiography Program. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a radiologic technologist. The program is dedicated to excellence in education and training and to quality and safety of patient care. The graduate of the program will be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida as a Certified Radiologic Technologist and to apply for admission to the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
The program is "approved" for WIA, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program and Pell Grants. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Jrcert, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182
The Program Goals
- The program will graduate entry-level technologists.
- Students/graduates will be clinically competent for entry-level performance.
- Students/graduates will exhibit effective communication skills, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
- Students/graduates will exhibit development of professional growth in attitudes, behavior and ethics.
To accomplish the above goals, the Program will:
- Enroll qualified students who possess motivation and potential for success.
- Recognize the individual learning needs of students.
- Provide students with a balance of instruction and radiologic technology courses.
- Provide students with knowledge and skills to competently and safely perform radiologic procedures.
- Facilitate development of applied skills in effective communication, critical thinking and problem-solving in the practice of radiography.
- Provide learning resources necessary for students´ mastery of instructional activities.
- Provide clinical experiences that compliment didactic instruction and develop clinical skills required for professional practice.
- Provide an environment that encourages personal and professional growth.
- Promote the values of compassion, respect, understanding, and dignity in providing care to patients during diagnostic imaging procedures.
- Provide the health care community with graduate radiographers skilled in diagnostic imaging procedures.
Admission Policies and Procedures
The Marion County School of Radiologic Technology is a selected admission program. Qualified candidates are considered for selection once annually during the month of May. Candidates who have met the requirements below are qualified to submit an application from January 1 - April 15.
A) Completion of the following prerequisite college-level courses with a minimum 2.5 GPA and no lower than a C in any given course.
- English Composition I
- College Algebra
- Social or Behavioral Science
- Humanities or Fine Arts
- Anatomy & Physiology I
- Anatomy & Physiology II
B) Submission of Official Transcripts from high school and every college attended.
C) Submission of three (3) completed Reference
Forms (provided on program webpage at www.mcctae.com).
D) Ability to meet the requirements of the program’s Technical Standards (as published on program webpage at www.mcctae.com).
Applications are VALID ONLY if they include the above and received in the Radiography Program office no later than April 15. No exceptions and no extensions are granted.
Applicants are asked to complete the TABE Test (Test for Adult Basic Education) at CTAE. This is not required for the April 15th deadline. Contact Student Services at CTAE for testing times (671-7200).
Prior to beginning the application process, interested persons should first attend a Radiography Information Session at CTAE. Click on the following link to view the Information Sessions Schedule.
Beginning in March each year, qualified candidates with valid application packages on file will be contacted via email to attend an Applicant Seminar and Career Observation. These candidates will then be scheduled for an interview with the Selection Committee. Interviews are conducted in late May each year. Selection notices are sent the first week of June.
Selection to the program is done on a point-scale basis and includes consideration of: Academic Transcripts, Career Observation, and Interview.
A.S. Degree in Radiography Option: Candidates who have completed the above college courses at College of Central Florida (CF) are eligible for an Associates of Science Degree from CF upon completion of our program. This option is only available through CF.
Click here to view and print the MCSRT Selection Criteria.
Click here to view and print the transcript request form.
If you are interested, you may download an application packet here or contact the program office. E-mail or call (352) 671-7223.
Click to view the MCSRT Student Handbook.
Please click here to view Clinical Model.