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Radiography - Mission Statement, Goals, SLOs, and Program Effective Measures

MALCOLM X COLLEGE
Radiography Program
Mission Statement, Goals, SLOs, and Program Effective Measures

Mission Statement

The program strives to empower students of diverse backgrounds and abilities to achieve academic career and personal success. The program provides graduates with a level of preparation to become licensed, certified and employed entry level radiographers upon completion of all program requirements. 

Program Goals      

  • Students will be clinically competent.
  • Students will communicate effectively.
  • Students will use critical thinking skills.
  • Students will demonstrate the importance of professionalism

Student Learning Outcomes   
  • Students will demonstrate positioning skills.
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will practice radiation protection.
  • Students will use effective oral communication skills in the clinical setting.
  • Students will practice written communication skills.
  • Students will adapt to non-routine examinations.
  • Students will adapt to positioning of trauma patients.
  • Students will be able to critique radiographic images.
  • Students will exhibit ongoing professional development.
  • Students will understand the importance of the profession by attending the Radiological Society of North America conference.
  • Students will understand ethical dilemmas in health care.
  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification exam on the 1st attempt.
  • Students will find employment within 1 year of graduation.
  • Students will complete the program in 24 months.
  • Students will be prepared to apply for state licensure.

2012     

2013     

2014     

2015     

2016    

TOTALS     

Students entering program     

32     

32     

33     

32   

32     

161    

Program Retention

26     

30     

18     

24     

21     

119    

Percentage of students completing     

81%     

94%     

55%     

75%     

66%     

74%     

Students who took ARRT exam     

26     

29     

18     

24     

21     

118     

Students passing ARRT exam on the
first try
    

25     

23     

14     

21     

21     

104     

ARRT exam 1st time pass rate     

96%     

79%     

78%     

88%     

100%     

84%     

Graduates seeking employment*     

22     

21     

13     

20     

19     

95     

Graduates employed     

22     

21     

23     

30     

19     

95   

Employment rate     

100%     

100%     

100%     

100%     

100%     

100%     

Graduate Satisfaction Survey**     

4.14     

4.22     

4.73     

4.34     

4.18    

4.30    

Employer Satisfaction Survey***     

3.50     

3.50     

2.50     

3.33     

4.00    

3.37     


*Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologicsciences
compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. (JRCERT Standard 5.2)  
Some students went back to school, did not enter the job market and or could not be reached by the   
program director through surveys, emails, phone calls, or social media.   
  
Survey Questions   
**Please rate the overall quality of your preparation as a radiographer. (1 lowest - 5 highest)   
***Have the graduates met the overall expectation of an entry level radiographer? (1 lowest - 4 highest)  
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