Ascension St. Vincent's Radiologic Technology Program

Radiologic Technology

The radiographer fills an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of disease by assisting radiologists and producing images that visualize and record human anatomy. Radiologists are physicians who specialize in the use of x-rays to diagnosis and treat disease and traumatic injury. Radiographers perform x-ray examinations of the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, nervous and digestive systems--- using their knowledge of patient care, biological effects of radiation, radiation protection, anatomy, physiology, physics, positioning and radiographic technique. While performing radiographic procedures, they assess and care for patients, interact with physicians and other health professionals and communicate with patients, families and the general public. A radiographer should possess such personal attributes as compassion, competence and concern for meeting the specific needs of the patient. For more information, visit ASRT.org , JRCERT.org and ARRT.org.

Program Announcements

The Ascension St. Vincent's Radiologic Technology Program is happy to announce that we have teamed up with Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) to offer a degree completion track for students interested in pursuing a career in Radiography. 

Please visit the "Track - 2" tab under the "Application" tab to find more details.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please do not hesitate to reach out to Alexis Cran, Radiologic Technology Program Director at Alexis.Cran@Ascension.org

Program History

Established in 1951, the 20-month Radiologic Technology program has a long tradition of excellence in technical medical education in Jacksonville, Florida. The comprehensive 20-month program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program has academic and clinical practice components, and requires attendance of 40 hours per week, primarily during the day, Monday through Friday.

The program has limited capacity, and typically enrolls 8 students each year. Accepted applicants will be required to successfully complete a pre-enrollment health screening, including drug test and a background study by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The complete student handbook with policies and procedures is available for review in the office of the Program Director upon request. Applications are accepted from November 1 - March 1 for the class beginning in August.

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology program meet the eligibility requirements to qualify for the national certification examination of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist. Many colleges confer credit toward a degree in Radiology upon the student's certification by the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists and completion of a JRCERT-accredited program. St. Vincent's does not confer college credit.

Program Accreditation

St. Vincent's School of Radiologic Technology currently holds a probationary accreditation with a reevaluation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) due in January of 2023. Inquiries or concerns regarding the program's accreditation or compliance with the JRCERT standards can be addressed by the Program Director via phone or email, or you may reach out to the JRCERT directly. 

Alexis Cran, BSRS, RT (R) - Program Director

Alexis.Cran@ascension.org

904-308-8552


Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 North Wacker Drive

Suite 2850

Chicago, IL 60606-3182

(312) 704-5300

JRCERT.org