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Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national certification exam, offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
The mission of the radiography program is to educate diverse learners to become highly skilled, compassionate, health care professionals. Students acquire skills and knowledge through a careful blend of liberal arts courses, professional courses and clinical education in a learning environment that is structured to promote student development and success.
Goal #1: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills
- Outcome #1: Students will correctly set technical factors to compensate for non-routine patients.
- Outcome #2: Students will use alternative positioning methods when the standard procedure is not possible.
Goal #2: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills
- Outcome #1: Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
- Outcome #2: Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills.
Goal #3: Students will graduate from the program with the skills needed to be a competent radiographer.
- Outcome #1: Students will select appropriate technical factors.
- Outcome #2: Students will correctly position patients.
Goal #4: Students will demonstrate professional behavior
- Outcome #1: Students will exude positive attitudes.
- Outcome #2: Students will exhibit dependability.
- Outcome #3: Students will demonstrate understanding of the professional organizations.
Goal #5: The program will provide the community with radiographers.
- Outcome #1: Students will complete the radiography program
- Outcome #2: Graduates will pass the ARRT exam
- Outcome #3: Graduates will find employment in the field of Radiology
- Outcome #4: Graduates will be very satisfied with the program
- Outcome #5: Employers will be very satisfied with our graduates
Program Effectiveness Data
Pass Rate for the National ARRT Exam
|Year||Percent passing on first attempt||Number of students|
|2014||95%||37 of 39 students passed on first attempt|
|2015||95%||19 of 20 students passed on first attempt|
|2016||85%||29 of 34 students passed on first attempt|
|2017||92%||22 of 24 students passed on first attempt|
|2018||81%||21 of 26 students passed on first attempt|
|5-Year Average||90%||128 of 143 students passed on first attempt|
Program Completion Rates
|Year||Percent Completed||Number of Students|
|2014||86%||37 of 43 students graduated|
|2015||79%||22 of 28 students graduated|
|2016||94%||32 of 34 students graduated|
|2017||91%||29 of 32 students graduated|
|2018||77%||24 of 31 students graduated|
|5-Year Average||86%||144 of 168 students graduated|
Graduates that did not seek employment, returned to school, or whose status is unknown, were not included in these percentages. Only employment within the radiology profession is counted.
|Year||Percent Employed||Number of Students|
|2014||95%||35 of 37 graduates found employment within 12 months of graduation.|
|2015||100%||20 of 20 graduates found employment within 12 months of graduation.|
|2016||100%||29 of 29 graduates found employment within 12 months of graduation.|
|2017||100%||24 of 24 graduates found employment within 12 months of graduation.|
|2018||100%||20 of 20 graduates found employment within 12 months of graduation|
|5-Year Average||99%||128 of 130 graduates found employment within 12 months of graduation.|
- Observe a patient's condition from across a room
- Read various sizes of print located on equipment and computers
- Evaluate different shades of gray on radiographic images
- Engage in a normal volume conversation from a distance of 20 feet
- Recognize and respond to alarms from patient care equipment, x-ray equipment, or computers
- Communicate with patients or coworkers when background noise is high
Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination
- Lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
- Prolonged standing (80% of the day)
- Prolonged walking (80% of the day)
- Pushing/pulling of equipment (up to 35 pounds)
- Bending and reaching
- Grasp small objects and adjust small dials and switches
- Assist with transferring patients
Accommodations: Students with disabilities who believe they may need an accommodation are encouraged to contact the Supportive Services Coordinator to discuss potential accommodations. The Supportive Services Coordinator is located on the third floor of the Education Building, Office 369, and can be reached by telephone at 651-690-8160.