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Radiography - Mission and Goals

​MALCOLM X COLLEGE

Radiography Program

Mission Statement, Goals, and SLOs and PED

 

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 and certified entry level radiographers, and employed upon completion of all program requirements.
 
Program Effective Measures
  • 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.
  • 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 Data

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

TOTALS

# students entering

38

33

37

32

32

172

# students graduated

34

32

32

25

28

151

# students pass ARRT

24

28

26

24

23

125

seeking employment*

33

28

25

22

21

129

employed

28

26

24

22

19

119

%students completion

89%

97%

86%

78%

88%

88%

1st time pass ARRT

71%

88%

81%

96%

82%

83%

Employment Rate

85%

93%

96%

100%

90%

92%

5 YEAR TOTALS

Completion       ARRT      Employment

88%              83%              92%

*Refers to the number of graduates actively seeking employment. Some students went

back to school, did not seek employment, and or could not be reached by the

program director through surveys, phone calls or social media.