Mission and Goals

Program Mission & Goals

Radiologic Technology is a profession involving both medicine and people. The radiographer works with the physician performing radiologic examinations of the patient's body. X-rays are used in the detection of disease or defects in bones, tissue, and organs. Therefore, it is essential that radiographers have a thorough understanding of the human body, technical knowledge of radiologic procedures and equipment, and patient care skills to meet the needs of our patients.

The mission of the School of Radiography is to provide quality instruction, both academic and clinical in order to graduate competent entry-level radiographers.

The goals of the program are:

1.  Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

 Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate positioning skills.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will evaluate images for appropriate positioning and technical requirements.

2.  Students will practice critical thinking and problem solving skills.

 Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate manipulation of technical factors for routine procedures.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to determine the change in image quality as a result of changes in technical factors.

 3.  Students will communicate effectively.

 Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate acceptable written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

4.  Students will demonstrate values of professional growth and development.

 Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will have a basic understanding of advanced imaging modalities.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the importance of life-long learning.

 5.  The program will provide the health care community with competent entry-level radiographers.

 Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will complete the program within 26 months.
  • Students will be satisfied with their education.
  • Graduates will pass the ARRT examination on the first attempt.
  • Graduates seeking employment will do so within six months of graduation.
  • Employers will be satisfied with graduate performance.

The goals of the School of Radiography are based on the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences. The standards can be found on the Joint Review Committee website (www.JRCERT.org).




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