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A radiographer, also known as a Radiologic Technologist, is responsible for producing radiographs as prescribed by a physician. In order to successfully produce a radiograph, the radiographer must position the patient between the image receptor and the x-ray tube, select the proper amount of radiation, and then energize the x-ray tube. Radiographic image processing and evaluation, radiation protection, and basic patient assessment are within the scope of practice of a radiographer.

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Radiographers are employed in hospitals, outpatient diagnostic imaging centers, private physician offices, and mobile x-ray companies and in the education field. In addition, employment is available in the industrial aspect of radiography, specifically by producing images of metal parts to determine cracks or potentially weak areas in the part.

The Medical Campus Radiography Care Program is a two-year course of study requiring 77 credits for an Associate in Applied Science degree. A series of general education courses are associated with the Radiography program at Miami Dade College. It is recommended that students interested in this program complete these general education courses prior to applying and enrolling in the program to reduce the course workload in each semester.  Completion of these courses does not guarantee admission to the program. Miami Dade College offers only a day-time Radiography Program. 

The Radiography Program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider in the Radiography profession. In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. Please see the Physical Demands listed for this program.

The Radiography Program is highly demanding, and students are therefore more successful if they do not work while in the program. If students must work for financial support, the program strongly recommends a limit of 20 hours of employment per week. Students should also consider family responsibilities before committing to a full-time rigorous program.

To facilitate the clinical portion of the program, students are assigned to a clinical facility within Miami Dade County. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences. Students enrolled in the clinical portion of the program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health Record and criminal background check process

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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The Radiography program is offered only at the Medical Campus located at 950 NW 20 Street, Miami, Fl 33127 and clinical sites throughout Miami-Dade County.

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