Radiologic Technology Program Mission, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to graduate competent entry level technologists who meet the healthcare needs of area facilities.
Goals of the program:
- To ensure graduates are academically and clinically prepared to sit for their national credentialing exam.
- Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able apply knowledge and demonstrate competency in the skills needed to successfully perform routine diagnostic radiology procedures on a variety of patient types and conditions which includes: facility preparation; patient care & positioning; selection of appropriate technical factors; manipulation of various radiographic and accessory equipment; radiation protection for patient, self and others; evaluation of image quality; identification of anatomy and common pathology.
- Student Learning Outcomes: Students will successfully complete the competency evaluation requirements for each Clinical Practicum course.
- Student Learning Outcomes: Students will meet or exceed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) mandatory and elective competency requirements at program completion.
- To educate and train entry level technologists to provide competent and compassionate healthcare to culturally diverse populations.
- Student Learning Outcome: Students will be able to effectively communicate with a diverse patient population while performing radiographic procedures under direct and indirect supervision and while completing competency evaluations.
- Student Learning Outcomes: Students will apply knowledge to provide patients from diverse cultural populations with a caring and compassionate environment while performing diagnostic radiologic procedures and while successfully completing the requisite competency evaluations for each Clinical Practicum course
- To promote the development of those intellectual skills and professional attitudes and values necessary for lifelong learning.
- Student Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the development of professional attitudes and values necessary for life-long learning by scoring 11 out of a possible 15 points in the professional behavior section of their clinical practicum grade for each clinical practicum course.
- Student Learning Outcome: Students demonstrate their professional attributes by their ability to follow both program and clinical policies and procedures.
- Student Learning Outcome: Students will utilize various resources to earn continuing education credits while enrolled in the program in order to understand the importance and necessity for life-long learning upon graduation.
- To ensure graduates have computer skills, the written and oral communication skills; and the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to practice successfully within the radiology profession.
- Student Learning Outcome: Graduates will have successfully completed the Computer Science Elective course or have successfully completed the challenge exam for the computer science elective.
- Student Learning Outcome: Students will successfully pass the Radiologic Technology courses with a grade of “C” or higher that include the requirements of writing, communication, computers and critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Student Learning Outcomes: Students will successfully meet the writing, computer, communication and critical thinking and problem solving requirements of clinical competency evaluations by passing their competency evaluations with a grade of 85% or higher.