Radiographers enjoy rewarding careers as valued members of the healthcare team. They are trained to take x-rays and CAT scans to assist in diagnosing medical conditions.
Once You Complete the Program
Graduates of the IRSC Radiography program take the national certifying examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) and seek employment in a hospital, imaging center or physician’s office.
The Radiography program is a selective-admissions program. Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Radiography Application Book.
Illicit drug use, background check, convictions and immunization status may prevent future employment. In addition, externship sites, employers, and regulations about drug use, criminal backgrounds, and immunization status.
For more information, contact:
Charles E. Lockett
Radiography Program Information Presentation Video
The application for the Summer 2024 program will be accepted after June 1, 2023. The application deadline is January 26, 2024.
To begin the application process:
- Read the Radiography Application Booklet.
- Complete and submit the IRSC Application for the Radiography program ($30 fee; keep a copy of your receipt.)
Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.
Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development. For more information on House Bill 1507, visit https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/1507.
Indian River State College offers a number of different degrees and certificates leading to professional licensure in the state of Florida. Some professions require both a degree and the successful completion of additional criteria such as licensure exams, field placements, or clinical hours. Student eligibility to apply to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in the State of Florida is defined in, F.S., 468.302 and also includes possession of a valid form of identification. Please visit the Florida Department of Health website to ensure your eligibility.
If you are a student who may choose to reside outside of Florida, IRSC cannot confirm whether this degree program meets educational requirements for professional licensure/certification in your state. Some states have requirements in addition to the program’s curriculum. If you wish to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in another state, contact the regulation of professions and occupations in the state to determine whether this degree will meet their licensure requirements.
Completion of the Radiography program requirements makes you eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Florida.
Radiography Program Accreditation
The Associate in Science Degree Radiography Program at IRSC is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). This is the only organization recognized by the United States Department of Education for accreditation of radiography programs.
The most recent on-site visit was in 2017, which resulted in a full eight-year accreditation award. The next accreditation site visit is tentatively scheduled for the third quarter of 2025.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Upper Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
Review the standards and other pertinent accreditation information on the JCERT website.
Additional Program Information
This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.