Radiography

Please Note: The Radiography application deadline is January 15.

Associate in Science Degree

The Valencia Radiography Program is the current continuation of the School of Radiologic Technology that originated at Orange Memorial Hospital in 1954 under the leadership of Dr. Robert Curry, the first radiologist at the hospital.  During the mid-1980s, Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) affiliated with Valencia to allow diploma graduates to obtain an AS degree and it became a college credit degree program in 1990 co-sponsored by Valencia and ORMC.  Valencia became the program’s sponsor in 1998 with financial support from Orlando Regional Healthcare (ORH) and relocated to Valencia’s West Campus.  The radiologists of Medical Center Radiology Group (MCRG) continue to be a strong support for the program.  A 50th reunion was held on June 30, 2007, to celebrate the program’s 565 graduates which have provided a continuous supply of competent, qualified radiographers to the central Florida community.

The program is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (SACS) and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), thus qualifying our graduates to take the national registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.  On successfully passing the registry exam, graduates are eligible for a Florida general radiographer’s license.

The program currently accepts 25 students, once a year, beginning in May.  Application deadline is January 15th of each year.  Class size is limited by clinical space availability so that we can guarantee our students will graduate with optimal technical skills.  We are very proud to affiliate with:  Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Boston Diagnostic Imaging, Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic, Kissimmee Outpatient Center, ORH Lucerne Hospital, ORH Orlando Regional Medical Center, ORH Orthopaedic Faculty Practice, ORH Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, ORH South Lake Hospital, Osceola Regional Medical Center, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, and the Veterans’ Administration Outpatient Clinic.

The most recent addition to the Radiography Department is Advanced Technical Certificate Programs for Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  These programs are available to credentialed radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists and sonographers.

The Program Guide, application and application deadline may be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/west/health. You can find our Program Effectiveness Data here. (this is a Microsoft Word file)

Valencia's Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

JRCERT
20 N. Wacker Drive
Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606
ph: 312-704-5300
fax: 312-704-5304
mail@jrcert.org
http://www.jcert.org

Mission/Goals and Outcomes

Bachelor of Science Degree

Students with a completed AS degree in Radiography, Sonography, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiation Therapy may continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic & Imaging Sciences at Valencia College. The BS degree is recognized by the American Society of Radiologic Technology as the professional level of radiologic science education, and opens many opportunities for leadership positions within the imaging field. These include administration and supervision, education, and clinical skills in the advanced imaging modalities such as CT, MRI and QM.

The program guide may be found at here.