ORANGE PARK | St. Johns River State College is accepting applications for its Radiologic Technology degree and several other health-related profession programs April 1 through May 15.
Classes for the limited access radiologic degree program will begin in August. The classes are based at the college’s St. Augustine campus with selected clinical education courses scheduled in health care facilities throughout the region.
Students in that program are prepared for careers as radiologic technologists. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Certification Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. That certification is recognized nationwide and allows students to become licensed by the state of Florida to practice radiography.
The college is accepting applications for its Health Information Tech degree program. Those classes begin in August and are online. The program is designed to train students as technicians who provide health information services throughout the health care industry. The technicians serve as medical coders, clinical data specialists, data abstracters, and HIPAA compliance officers.
Students who successfully complete the associate degree program in Health Information Technology are eligible to sit for the national credentialing exam to become Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT).
It is accepting applications for its emergency medical technician (EMT) and paramedic programs. Those classes also begin in August. Classes will be held on the Orange Park campus. Field internships in Clay, Putnam and St. Johns counties will provide hands-on, life-saving practical experience where students will master lifesaving skills.
The EMT program is designed to prepare students to perform at the basic pre-hospital EMT level and treat various medical/trauma conditions. The semester-long program prepares students for certification as emergency medical technicians in accordance with Florida’s Administrative Code. It is the initial level for a career in emergency medical services and the primary prerequisite for paramedic training and certification. The college credit certificate program flows into the college’s paramedic program.
The paramedic program provides training in advanced life support techniques to treat acutely ill or injured patients including cardiac, stroke and trauma victims. The one-year college credit certificate program provides intense, hands-on skills training in the administration of medications, endotracheal intubation, venipuncture and the initiation of intravenous fluids, and defibrillation. The program prepares students for certification as paramedics and adheres to the most current U.S. Department of Transportation National Emergency Medical Service Educational Standards for paramedics.
Admission requirements and prerequisites apply for all the limited access programs. For more information about the EMT and paramedic programs (386) 312-4291, (904) 808-7465, or online at SJRstate.edu. For more information about all the college’s allied health programs, (904) 808-7465, and online at sjrstate.edu.
Meanwhile, the college continues to accept registration for its various summer courses to be held in sessions spanning May 10-Aug. 10. Summer classes will be May 10-Aug. 10, Summer A classes will be May 10-June 22 and Summer B classes from June 27-Aug. 10.
Orientation is required for all new students before registering for classes. Orientation details will be provided to students once their college application has been processed. Registration for non-degree seeking students and transient students will begin April 10.
The last day to apply for admission for the Summer and Summer A terms is May 1. The last day to register is May 9. The last day to apply for the Summer B term is June 19. The last day to register for the Summer B term is June 26. Students are encouraged to apply early.
The course schedule for all summer sessions is available at SJRstate.edu/courses.html.
Teresa Stepzinski: (904) 359-4075