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Radiography - Mission and Goals

​MALCOLM X COLLEGE
Radiography Program
Mission Statement, Goals, SLOs, and PEMs

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 state professional organization, the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists.
  • 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 6 months of graduation.
  • Students will complete the program in 24 months.
  • Students will be prepared to apply for state licensure.

Program Effective Measures

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

5 year totals

# of students entering

38

33

37

32

32

172

# of students completing

29

32

32

25

30

148

% of students completing

76%

97%

86%

78%

94%

86%

# students took ARRT exam

29

33

31

26

29

148

# students passing ARRT on the 1st try

18

28

25

25

23

119

ARRT exam 1st time pass rate

62%

85%

81%

96%

79%

80%

 

# of grads seeking employment*

18

28

25

22

23

116

# of graduates employed

16

26

24

22

21

109

Employment rate

89%

93%

96%

100%

91%

94%

Graduate Satisfaction Survey**​ 4.63​ 4.38​ 4.14​ 4.22​ 4.42​ 4.36​
Employer Satisfaction Survey***​ 3.40​ 3.00​ 3.50​ 3.50​ 3.40​ 3.36​

*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)
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 expectations  of an entry level radiographer? (1 lowest - 4 highest)