Radiography Program Goals and Program Effectiveness Data

Program Goals

The Radiography Program has established specific goals to be achieved by the students who will graduate from our program. These goals and the expected outcomes are as follows:

Goal Statement Expect Learning Outcomes

1. Students will develop and manage meaningful practices that demonstrate caring and concern in all interactions.

1. Students will deliver quality patient care and demonstrate concern for the patient.

2. Students will demonstrate sound written and oral communications in the didactic and clinical environment.

1. Students will properly articulate medical terminology.
2. Students will utilize appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication skills in the clinical environment.

3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem solving competencies.

1. Students will accurately perform radiographic examinations, demonstrating the ability to adapt to atypical situations.

4. Students will demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

1. Students will apply the ethics and professionalism of a radiographer.
2. Clinical Education Sites are satisfied with the ethical and professional behavior of the students.

5. Students will be prepared to be engaged in the ongoing pursuit of knowledge for personal and professional development

1. Students will successfully demonstrate information literacy.
2. Students will demonstrate progression in meeting personal, self‐assessed clinical goals.

6. Students will be prepared as entry‐level professionals.

1. Students will evaluate radiographic images.
2. Students will produce quality radiographs.
3. Students will apply appropriate radiation safety measures.
4. Students will deliver quality patient care and safety.

7. Students will participate in meaningful service, guided reflection, and experiential education.

1. Students will successfully complete the program’s Service Learning (SL) requirement within the scheduled time frame.
2. The Service Learning activity will be appropriate and informative for the intended audience.

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data 2011-2016 (PDF)

The performance of the A.S. Radiography Program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

The program’s assessment plan identifies 3 areas to serve as program effectiveness metrics: program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate, and post graduate job placement. These measurements represent achievements of the student’s experience, development, competency, and their effectiveness as an imaging professional.

Current program effectiveness data as measured for a five year period:

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate is based on a graduate’s first attempt on the national credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – Radiography exam). The program benchmark targets a pass rate of no less than 75% at first attempt and within six months of graduation.

Program Completion Rate

Program Completion Rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within the stated program length.The program benchmark is set for an annual program completion rate of 60% or greater.

Job Placement Rate

Job Placement Rate is defined as the number of graduates who have self-reported employment in the field of radiography within twelve months of graduation. The program benchmark is set for job placement of 75% or more of graduates who are seeking employment within twelve months of graduation, as reported on received graduate surveys.