Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 86 Credits)

The program prepares the student, upon successful completion of the Certifying Examination, for a position as a member of a health care team in a hospital, clinic or physician’s office. The degree can also be used in industry; in the manufacture and supply of medical equipment or management. This program is designed to prepare the student for the National Certifying Examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, as well as for the State of Florida Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Service General License Examination. The program also includes a fifteen-credit-hour component of general education/liberal arts courses. FNU awards an Associate of Science Degree upon graduation.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

COMMUNICATIONS (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • SPC1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
  •  
     
HUMANITIES (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
BEHAVIORAL / SOCIAL SCIENCE (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  •  
    3
MATHEMATICS (3 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
NATURAL SCIENCES (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1020C
    Human Biology
    4
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     

CORE REQUIREMENTS (63 CREDITS)

Courses
Credit Hours
  • HSC 1000C
    Introduction to Health Care
    3
  • HSC 1531C
    Medical Terminology
    3
  • BSC 1085C
    Anatomy & Physiology I
    4
  • BSC 1086C
    Anatomy & Physiology II
    4
  • HSC 1230L
    Patient Care Procedures
    2
  • RTE 2385C
    Radiation Protection and Radiobiology
    6
  • RTE 2418C
    Image Production and Evaluation
    7
  • RTE 2458C
    Equip. Op., Radiographic Related Physics &Quality Assurance
    3
  • RTE 1503C
    Radio. Proc., Radiographic Positioning & Related Anatomy I
    6
  • RTE 1513C
    Radio. Proc., Radiographic Positioning & Related Anatomy II
    4
  • RTE 2523C
    Radio. Proc., Radiographic Positioning & Related Anatomy III
    4
  • RTE 2782C
    Radiographic Pathology
    3
  • RTE 2804C
    Radiographic Clinic I
    4
  • RTE 2814C
    Radiographic Clinic II
    4
  • RTE 2940L
    Clinical Journal in Radiology
    6
  • RTE 2935
    Special Topics in Radiology
     

Medical students are required to wear medical attire at all times. Students must furnish their own uniforms.All students must have liability insurance in order to participate in the clinical rotations.All students must provide BLS, OSHA, HIV, and HIPPA seminar completion forms in order to participate in the clinical rotations.

Students must complete 600 hours of clinical practice.
*General Education Component (see page 133)

**This course has prerequisites; check course description.
This program is not designed for transfer to a senior institution

Institution Pre-Requisites

A prospective student must meet all admission requirements mandated by Florida National University (FNU). In addition, once the General Education courses are passed, the requirements for admission to the Radiologic Technology, A.S. program are as follows:

  • Complete FNU change of program and or enrolment procedure with your academic advisor
  • Attend an interview with the Radiologic Technology Program Director, or Allied Health Division Head, or the Allied Health Academic Advisor to verify English Language skills and discuss program in details.
  • Students transferring MAC 1105 and ENC1101 will be given two semesters to pass the TEAS exam, failure to meet this requirement will be subject to termination. Students have multiple opportunities to take the TEAS. Passing score is 50 % or higher.
  • Students that pass the TEAS with a score of 50% or higher, will then go through an interview with the Radiologic Technology Program Director and/or the Allied Health Division Head.
  • Students must complete all General Education Courses with at least 2.5 cumulative GPA, if not, student will be not allowed into the program.
  • All General Education courses must be completed with C (70%) minimum grade.
  • All RTE core courses must be completed with a grade of C+ (75%) or higher.
  • Academic progress must be closely monitored by the student every semester while completing both, General Education courses and program courses. The student may request assistance in regards to class self-scheduling as needed. If student self-schedules the GenEds, these must be classes that are included in the Radiologic Technology program curriculum.
  • Student Acknowledgement Regarding Results of Background Check must be signed prior to admission. Results of background check will determine if a student is allowed to continue in the program or terminated.
  • In order to be approved to take the core courses of the Radiologic Technology program, students must attend  a Programmatic Orientation with the Program Director.

 

Programmatic Requirements

Students need to understand that they must meet all the following requirements to remain in good standing in the Radiologic Technology program. They also understand that they will be terminated from the program if they fail any of the following requirements:

Once the student completes all general education courses, the students must:

  • Complete a Level 2 Federal & AHCA Background Check.  If a student takes more than a year to complete the program, a second complete Level 2 Federal & AHCA Background Check must be done at the request of the clinical facility.
  • Submit signed technical standards form.

 

If student fails to earn a 75% or higher in a Radiologic Technology program core course the student will be dropped from the program with the option of returning to retake that course when offered again. However, the student will have to audit all previously taken core courses scheduled to the next cohort prior to reinsertion in that cohort, at no extra cost.

 

Students will be allowed to repeat only one failed core course in the whole program. After repeating one core course and passing it with C+ (75%)  or higher, earning less than a C+ (75%)  in any of the subsequent core courses will result in complete withdrawal from the program, with no option to return at a later time.

Due to the rigorous nature and the time demands of the program, it is strongly recommended that applicants plan ahead financially for their 16 months in the program.

The student is responsible for all transportation necessary for travel to and from the hospitals/clinics/facilities for clinical experiences as well as for all other expenses that will be generated to be in compliance with the program requirements, both didactic and clinical.

Participation at all scheduled classes, laboratories and clinical practicums is mandatory; each one of those meetings is an essential component to the student’s successful progress in the program.

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