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Associate Degree

Radiologic Technology Program
Orlando, Florida

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24 Mo.

Program Length

76

Credits

On-campus

Format

Hands-on

Learning

Associate Degree

Radiologic Technology Program
Orlando, Florida

Earn a degree in radiologic technology and become possible

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 57 approved credits
FormatOnline gen eds + live, hands-on learning on campus in Orlando, Florida
QuickPathsStart date every 8 months, pathways to continue advancing your education (BS, MBA)
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1865 SR 436
Winter Park, FL 32792
Radiologic Technology

Overview: Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

The Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology is a 76-credit undergraduate program which prepares you for a career as a radiologic technologist. The Orlando campus degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the principles of radiography, radiographic procedures, radiologic pathology, cross-sectional anatomy, and much more.

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

We work hard to help you maintain school-life balance, striving to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Experienced faculty

Get face-to-face instruction from experienced and credentialed faculty with real-world success in the field.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

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Curriculum

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology Program

This limited-enrollment program in Orlando, Florida prepares graduates for entry-level positions in hospitals and clinics. Students gain the theory and principles of radiation production as well as learn radiographic techniques and the fundamentals of patient care.

Classes not only feature traditional lectures, videos, slides and textbooks but also hands-on experience at Herzing’s on-campus lab and in actual clinic and hospital settings.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to take the national registry exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and apply for Florida State Licensure as a general radiographer.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology2476
i. Average number of months for students to complete program

 

Required Support Course

9.00 semester credit hour is required.

Required Courses

All courses, 47.00 semester credit hours, are required.

General Education Prerequisites

The following general education prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C (70%) or better for a student to be continued in the Radiologic Technology program: Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology I Lab Anatomy and Physiology II and Anatomy and Physiology II Lab All other general education courses must be passed with a grade of D (60%) or better to be continued in the Radiologic Technology program. A student who is dropped from the program for failing to achieve the minimum grade specified in the general education courses but who otherwise meets the academic standards of the University may transfer to another Herzing degree program and/or may reapply to the Radiologic Technology program in a future cycle.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education (◊includes 6.0 credit hours from Anatomy and Physiology listed in above required) distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of this catalog for Herzing University courses that would satisfy these requirements.* 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social or Behavioral Science 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics ◊Science Semester Credit Hours are satisfied through Anatomy and Physiology requirement listed above. * Transfer students may transfer courses that are within 1.00 semester credit hour of the courses listed above to meet these discipline requirements. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 24.00 semester credit hours required in general education may be made up with general education electives from any of the listed disciplines.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Requirements
Education

The key training requirement to become a radiologic technologist in Florida is earning an undergraduate degree. Herzing’s radiologic technologist associate degree program helps you earn the degree you need to qualify for the ARRT exam and apply for certification in Florida.

Job

To excel as a radiographer you will need to take genuine interest in the human body, work comfortably with hi-tech medical equipment, show strict attention to detail, follow clear guidelines, and possess outstanding people/communication skills to excel in patient care.

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Now Through Sept 30th

Careers

What can I do with an associate degree in radiography?

Within radiography you have the opportunity to carve a unique career path based on your strengths and preferences. 

Experienced technologists also may be promoted to:

  • Supervisor
  • Chief radiologic technologist
  • Department administrator or director
    • Depending on the employer, additional work experience or a master’s degree in business or health administration may be necessary for higher positions

Some radiologic technologists progress by specializing in the occupation to become:

  • CT or MRI technologist
  • Instructors or directors in radiologic technology programs (additional degree is often needed for these roles)
  • Sales representatives
  • Instructors with equipment manufacturers

You may increase your potential value on the job market by building experience in more than one diagnostic imaging procedure – such as CT, MRI, or mammography.

Radiology Tech Program Orlando Career Details
FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, radiologic technologists earn an average salary of $75,250 per year ($36.18 per hour).* In the state of Florida, the average salary is $59,570 per year ($28.64 per hour). Average pay depends primarily on where you work, your level of experience and where you practice.

If you’re just starting as a radiology tech straight out of college, expect to build some experience before reaching the average. Prove yourself as an excellent radiologic technologist, continue striving to be the best, and you’ll have the potential to keep improving your pay.

The biggest difference between a radiologic technologist and technician is their level of education and scope of responsibilities.

Technologists (also called radiographers) typically hold an associate or bachelor’s degree and carry extended capability to perform many kinds of diagnostic imaging procedure: x-rays, CT scans, sonograms, mammograms, etc. With an associate degree you may cross train into these types of specialties. Cross training may be done on the job or on your own and does not require an additional degree.

Technicians are more limited in what procedures they can perform depending on the state in which they practice. Technicians generally do not have a degree and often have no formal training. In the state of Florida, technicians are considered to have limited scope and may not work in hospitals or emergency rooms.

While radiologic technologist and radiologist sound like similar careers, they are actually quite different. A radiologist is a doctor who interprets medical images, such as X-rays and MRIs, diagnoses patients and recommends treatment. A radiologic technologist is typically supervised by a radiologist and supports the doctor and other members of the healthcare team by performing the diagnostic imaging procedures.

Radiologists must also attend medical school. Radiologic technologists, on the other hand, can begin their career after completing a two-year associate degree program in radiologic technology. With additional experience and education, they can go on to specialize in areas like mammography, MRI or cardiovascular imaging.

A career as a radiologic technologist is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to help others, has a passion for working with technology and is interested in joining the healthcare field quickly. In fact, U.S News and World Report rank radiologic technologist as #24 in Best Healthcare Support Jobs for 2023.

Radiologic technologists operate X-ray machines, and with additional training use digital mammography machines, computed tomography (CT) machines, as well as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and other types of medical imaging equipment. Radiographers may also specialize in fluoroscopy or angiography.

The job description for a radiologic technologist can include:

  • Preparing the patient for the exam by explaining the procedure.
  • Positioning patients so that the parts of the body can be appropriately radiographed.
  • Setting controls on the machine to produce images of the appropriate density, detail, and contrast.
  • Placing the imaging plate under the part of the patient’s body to be examined and make the exposure.
  • Using a computer to develop and manage x-ray images.
  • Providing basic patient care.
  • Performing trauma and surgical x-ray procedures.

Radiologic technologists are on their feet for long periods of time and have to help or lift disabled patients. Although there are radiation hazards present, these are minimized by proper radiation protection practices, including the use of lead aprons, and other shielding devices. In addition, technologists wear badges that measure radiation levels in their work area and detailed records are kept on their cumulative lifetime dose. Technologists must be able to move, push, and manipulate equipment. They must also be comfortable working on a computer.

Work environment

Most full-time radiologic technologists work about 40 hours a week. They may, however, have evening, weekend, or on-call hours. In a hospital setting, technologists may work a full-time night shift or weekend shift, and alternating these shifts may be required. Opportunities for part-time and shift work also are available and new graduates may start with a PRN status, with variable days and hours.

The Herzing University radiologic technologist program takes an average of 24 months to complete. Once you have earned your associate degree you will be eligible to take the national registry exam offered by the ARRT and for Florida State Licensure.

With Herzing University you are never alone – an affordable, career-focused education is within your reach. We offer scholarships, grants and loan options for eligible students looking to empower themselves to reach the next level in their career.

View all of our financial aid options and calculate  a quick estimate for your potential tuition & expenses using our tuition wizard.

No, you cannot earn a degree in radiologic technology 100% online. However, you can complete your general education classes online on your own schedule.

Our goal is to empower you to excel in your new career. The hands-on experience at Herzing’s on-campus lab and clinical sites are crucial to fully prepare you for your first job in your chosen field.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the need for radiologic technologists will rise 6% from 2022-2032, higher than the national average across all occupations.*

The BLS cites the growth of the baby-boom population as a key factor in driving up demand for medical imaging, increasing the importance of available radiologic and MRI technologists.

Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2023 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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1865 SR 4360
Winter Park, Florida 32792

(407) 641-5227

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