To apply to the Radiography Program, prospective students must have a high school diploma (or equivalent) or be a high school senior who expects to graduate by the time the program begins in late August. Students must complete at least 13 semester credit hours of prerequisite courses at Florida State College at Jacksonville prior to application.
Applicants have a strong competitive advantage if they:
- Graduated in the upper half of their high school class
- Can demonstrate a relatively strong background in math and science
- Had at least a 3.0 GPA in high school and particularly in college
- Have performed well in college courses
Applicants are not selected based on grades alone. Letters of reference and interviews also are required.
In addition to meeting general standards, radiographers must be able to:
- Lift more than 50 pounds routinely
- Work with their arms above their heads routinely
- Push and pull, bend and stoop, and kneel or squat routinely
- Work standing 80 percent of the time
- Work compassionately with patients
- Help patients on and off the X-ray equipment from wheelchairs or carts
- Effectively write and speak to patients and staff
- Hear and see clearly
- Accurately align the patient, X-ray equipment and film
- Work effectively in a team setting
- Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in X-ray examinations in the proper sequence
- Work nights, weekends and holidays
Radiographers are exposed to low levels of ionizing radiation (X-rays) and are expected to examine patients who may have communicable diseases. Chemicals used to process X-ray film may cause skin rashes in sensitive individuals.
Transfer student policy
Florida State College at Jacksonville determines which general education courses may be transferred to the Radiography Program. Transfer students from other radiography programs are not accepted.
See the Mayo School of Health Sciences international applicants policy.
See further Mayo School of Health Sciences admissions policy information.