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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     

Percent 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      

Glossary of Terms

Enrollment/Students Entering Program:  
The number of students that enrolled in the program for the first time in the Spring or Fall semester of the fiscal year.  
Retention: 
The percent of the total students in the enrollment cohortsᵻ that were retained to their respective subsequent semester of the program.
Completion: 
The percent of the total students in the enrollment cohortsᵻ that completed the degree within the 150% timeframe (six semesters) of the program. 
Exam Pass Rate:
The percent of graduatesᶤ who passed the certification exam (ARRT) out of those graduatesᶤ who took the exam on the first attempt. 
Job Placement Rate:
The percent of graduatesᶤ that are employed as a radiographer within the first twelve months after program completion. 

ᵻ Enrollment Cohort:
Students that enrolled in the program for the first time in the Spring or Fall semester of the specified fiscal year are designated as an enrollment cohort for that semester in the fiscal year. There are two enrollment cohorts (Spring and Fall) for this program per fiscal year.  
ᶤ Graduates: 
Students that completed the program in the same fiscal year.

Notes/Sources 

N/A: Not available for this fiscal year.

*Employment rate (Job placement rate) is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. (JRCERT Standard 5.2)  
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)  
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.