Radiologic Technology Program Mission, Goals and Scope

MISSION

The Radiography Program is a comprehensive two year A.S. degree program which provides its students a high-quality, customer service, competency-based didactic and clinical education. The education provided prepares the students to enter the entry-level job market in diagnostic radiology, allows them to transfer to senior colleges, prepares advanced students for subspecialty areas, as well as instilling like long values and assists them in achieving their professional and personal goals.

PROGRAM GOALS

  • Goal 1:  Students will be clinically competent.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will apply positioning skills.
      • Students will select technical factors.
      • Students will utilize radiation protection.
  • Goal 2:  Students will demonstrate communication skills.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
      • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
  • Goal 3:  Students will develop critical thinking skills.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
      • Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
  • Goal 4:  Students will model professionalism.
    • Student Learning Outcomes:
      • Students will demonstrate work ethics.
      • Students will summarize the value of life-long learning.

STATEMENT OF ROLE AND SCOPE

The Program implements its mission through a clearly defined set of objectives and outcomes that meet and exceed the “Standards” for an accredited program through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Didactic Instruction. The Programs follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists curriculum guide in the presentation of Radiography content, as well as meeting the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools liberal arts requirements for Associate Degree.

Clinical Education. The Program prides itself on the professional behavior and clinical competency skills of its graduates. Clinical rotations through all phases of radiography are required to meet the job demands of the small office to the large hospital. Critical thinking skills and problem solving methods are emphasized.

Customer Service. The Program teaches and evaluates students in the affective areas of patient care. Teamwork, professionalism, and patient management skills are assessed through the curriculum. Involvement in professional society functions is strongly encouraged.

Access Programs. The Program provides students with counseling, tutoring and job placement services. Programs and students assessment strategies are constantly being performed to improve the Program and the student.

Quality Outcome Assessment. All phases of the Program are assessed to insure quality services are provided to the student, employer, and future patients. Areas such as admissions, RAD 100, Instructor’s teaching abilities, ARRT scores, post graduate evaluations, student satisfaction survey, etc. are assessed. The Radiography Advisory Committee is an active integral part of assessing the quality of the Program and providing important input into the necessary clinical skills needed of the graduates.