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. The A.S Radiography student will be a caring professional who possesses a willingness to nurture other individuals in the context of healthcare as a ministry.
  1. Students will possess the knowledge and skills necessary for the quality care and comfort of the patient.
  2. Students will deliver quality whole patient care and demonstrate concern for the patient.
  1. The A.S. Radiography student will be an effective communicator who possesses appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written skills in the practice of healthcare as a ministry.
  1. Students will integrate and apply oral communications in the clinical setting.
  2. Students will design and present a scholarly activity.
  1. The A.S. Radiography student will be a critical thinker who gathers relevant information and analyzes and uses that knowledge in practicing healthcare as a ministry.
  1. Students will analyze and evaluate radiographic images for appropriate exposure factors, image quality and artifact assessment.
  2. Students will accurately perform radiographic examinations, demonstrating the ability to adapt to atypical situations.
  1. The A.S. Radiography Student will exhibit the characteristics of a Christian professional: treating everyone with respect and dignity in the context of healthcare as a ministry.
  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.
  1. Lower Level: The first-year A.S. Radiography students will demonstrate professional expertise by passing appropriate professional examinations and exhibiting proficiencies with the context of healthcare as a ministry.

    Upper Level: The second-year A.S. student will demonstrate professional expertise by passing appropriate professional examinations and exhibiting proficiencies with the context of healthcare as a ministry.
  1. Lower Level: Students will demonstrate radiographic positioning knowledge to obtain diagnostic images.
  2. Lower Level: Students will deliver quality patient care while utilizing appropriate radiation and patient safety measures.
  3. Upper Level: Students will evaluate images for proper positioning, demonstration of anatomy and image quality and will make adjustments as needed to obtain quality diagnostic radiograph.
  4. Upper Level: Students will demonstrate an adequate knowledge base of the radiography profession.
  1. The A.S. Radiography student will be one who fulfills their social, civic and environmental responsibilities in their involvement of healthcare as a ministry.
  1. Students will present a topic in health care that is relevant and easily understood by the community.
  2. Students will evaluate service opportunities completed through self-reelection.
  1. The A.S. Radiography student will be a lifelong learner who pursues excellence and the ongoing acquisition of knowledge and professional expertise.
  1. Students will demonstrate information fluency.
  2. Students will engage in a variety of learning opportunities.

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Data 2015-2019 (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.