Radiologic Technology (AS)

Online application for Radiologic Technology will be open from January 15th until April 30th.

The Radiologic Technologist is an allied health professional who combines patient care skills with an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and proficient utilization of medical imaging equipment. The technologist’s goal is to produce diagnostic images of the human body with minimum radiation exposure at a level of proficiency that will cause the least discomfort to the patient.

The Radiologic Technology Program is twenty-two months of full-time study. It includes classroom courses and extensive clinical laboratory experience in departments of radiology at participating clinical affiliates.

The program has limited enrollment. A freshman class begins each Fall Semester at the Lee County campus. Clinical assignments are made at hospital affiliates in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte Counties. Applicants must have successfully completed (with a grade of “C” or better) the following courses, or their equivalents, prior to admission to the program: MAC 1105 (College Algebra) and BSC 1085C or BSC 1093C (Anatomy and Physiology I). Applicants will be selected through the admission process outlined on the Florida SouthWestern State College website:

Admitted students will need to submit a criminal background check and health report before the start of the program.

Students are required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average in each radiologic technology (RTE) course to progress in the program curriculum. Each core course must be taken in sequence. A minimum of 77 credit hours with a 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.

Graduates may apply for the examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for national certification and subsequent licensure by each individual state.

Application Deadline: April 30

Radiologic Technology Career Opportunities

  • Diagnostic Technology
  • Computed Tomography (CAT Scan) Tech
  • MRI Technology
  • Mammography
  • Bone Densitometry
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Education
  • Research

Radiologic Technology Graduates Typically Earn

According to the latest survey from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists nationwide, the average annual salary for a new graduate is $41,612.

According to the Department of Labor, there are 3,000 national openings per year. Consistently, 90% of Florida SouthWestern State graduates from this program are locally placed.*

* For additional information please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Program Prerequisites

The program prerequisites encompass the successful completion of the program acceptance process including program-level admission points, competition with all other applicants based on academic transcript evaluation, and affective skills demonstration. The admissions process requires satisfactory completion of a College-approved criminal history background check completed at the applicant’s expense. The clinical enrollment process requires satisfactory completion of an immunization and health report.


The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Currently, the program’s accreditation status is Probation, and the JRCERT Board of Directors has granted the program a 12-month good cause extension to the accreditation standards compliance timeframe. The program must now be in compliance with the accreditation standards no later than July 22, 2025

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182 312-704-5300