The deadline to apply for the class of 2019 is August 1, 2018.

Before You Apply

Before you apply, certain prerequisites must be met.

Non-RTE courses are taken at Daytona State College or transferred from other accredited colleges/universities. Any transfers must be made through Daytona State College. Non-RTE courses that are not prerequisites may be taken prior to, or during the program and in any order, but must be completed by the end of the Fall Semester of your 2nd year. RTE courses are taught at Halifax Health Medical Center and you can only register for these courses once you are accepted into the Radiography Program.

The program is not designed to accept advanced placement or transfer students. Early release is not permitted as RTE courses continue throughout the entire 24-month period with clinical rotations to allow for continued competence and continuity of radiologic sciences education.  We offer a recommended course of study for the required courses:

Download the Suggested Course of Study 2019

Sample Tentative Class and Clinical Schedule 2019

Admission Policy

Equal Opportunity

The Radiography Program follows Halifax Health's Affirmative Action plan as follows:
It is our policy to grant equal opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, religion or handicap. This policy includes but is not limited to recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, demotion and termination and is to be followed by all concerned.

Halifax Health does not discriminate against qualified, disabled individuals in the admission process or access to employment in any of its programs or activities. Halifax Health Medical Center's Radiologic Sciences Program follows due process in its application process.

Advanced Placement

The structure of the program does not allow for advanced placement. the program will only accept college credit taken at Daytona State College or transferred to the college from an accredited institution indicated by your Daytona State College transcript. it is the applicant's responsibility to contact the college regarding the transfer process.

Admission Requirements

Candidate for admission must be 18 years of age and have graduated from an accredited high school or have a GED. A minimum of a 2.0 high school GPA, or a score of 55 in both math and science sections of the GED is required. Prospective candidates must be in good physical and mental health. Application forms for the program shall be completed and returned to the Education Coordinator. Official high school and college transcripts must be submitted. there are no exceptions to this requirement. Courses taken at institutions other than Daytona State College must be transferred to Daytona State College.

The deadline for application for the January class is August 1.

Phase 1

  • Applicant completes application form
  • Applicant provides two professional references (employers or educators). The program will contact the references.
  • Applicant provides satisfactory evidence of high school graduation by sending an official transcript or an official GED transcript
  • Applicant meets all stated deadlines
  • Applicant with criminal background history will be required to complete the American Registry of
  • Radiologic Technologists Pre-Application Process
  • Applicant successfully completes standardized TEAS test at Daytona State College

Phase 2

  • Applicant is interviewed by selection committee (by appointment only)

Phase 3

  • Applicant successfully completes documentation verification and background review

Phase 4

  • Prospective student completes background screening to include finger print check of state and federal criminal history information conducted through FDLE and FBI
  • Prospective student completes Halifax Health Medical Center EmployMed testing
  • Prospective student completes drug screening (testing negative)
  • Any student receiving a dilute negative drug screening will be required to retake the drug test at their own expense until a satisfactory drug screen is obtained, or until the student declines consent to retest. This must be completed prior to final admission into the program. To avoid this situation, it is recommended that on the date of the drug screen test, you avoid excess fluid intake.
  • Prospective student meets all stated deadlines to complete file

After preliminary consideration of all qualified applicants, the selection committee will interview prospective candidates. Selection is based on high school GPA or GED score, professional references, work experience, departmental tour, pre-requisite and general education courses completed with a "C" or better and transferred to Daytona Sate College, general knowledge of the radiologic sciences and the responses to selection committee questions. Preference is given to current Halifax Health Medical Center employees meeting program standards. Applicants requiring college courses must meet the same qualifications for admission as other Daytona State College students.

Prerequisites

ENC 1101, MAC 1105 and BSC 1085 and Lab are required to be completed with a documented "C" or above on the Daytona State College transcript prior to the interview. A strong background in physical and biologic science, computer science and math at the high school and/or college level is required. Recommended courses include biology, anatomy, physical science, computer applications and algebra. The additional general education college courses must be completed by the end of the first two years of the program to be eligible for graduation. Although the courses may be taken during the first two years of the program, it is strongly recommended that as many as possible be completed prior to entry into the program as this is an area evaluated by the Selection Committee.

Departmental Tour

A tour of the Radiology (Imaging) Department is strongly recommended for applicants to gain knowledge of the job skills and responsibilities of a radiographer. If a prospective candidate tours or shadows at another institution, please provide a letter of proof for the program file. This is another area evaluated by the Selection Committee.

Academic Policies

Satisfactory performance in class work and clinical instruction, as well as personal suitability for radiologic sciences, is required for completion of the program. The initial six-month period of the program is probationary. Students must satisfy the requirements of scholarship, health and suitability for the profession to continue in the program. Formal evaluations are carried out during the program to assure that program standards are met. The academic courses and clinical education courses require a passing grade of 85% to continue in and graduate from the program. Students must receive a "C" or better in each required course and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Early Release

The structure of the Radiography Program does not allow for early release. Didactic courses and clinical education continue throughout the entire 24-month period for continued competency and continuity

Graduation

Upon successful completion of the 24-month program, the student will be given a certificate from Halifax Health and awarded an AS Degree from Daytona State College which will make the student eligible to sit for the ARRT National Certification Exam in Radiography.