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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     

Th​e 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 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.
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Program Effectiveness Data        
        
The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information . The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage​.            
           
Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.​            
          
Credentialing Examination Rate ​Number passed on 1st attempt divided by
number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year​ Results
Year 1 - 2015​ 21 of 24 - ​87%​
Year 2 - ​2016 21 of 21 - 100%​
Year 3 - ​2017 ​18 of 19 - 94%
Year 4 - 2018 42 of 47 - 89%​
​Year 5 - 2019  ​36 of 43 - 83%​
​Program 5 - Year Average ​​​138 of 154 - 89%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.        
        
Job Placement Rate​ ​Number employed divided by number actively
seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
​Year Results
Year 1 - 2015​ 21 of 21 - ​100%​
Year 2 - ​2016 21 of 21 - 100%​
Year 3 - ​2017 ​15 of 15 - 100%
Year 4 - 2018​ 44 of 44 - 100%​
​Year 5 - 2019  ​36 of 36 - 100%​
​Program 5 - Year Average ​​​137 of 137 - 100%
     
Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.       
        
Program Completion Rate​ ​Number graduated divided by number started the program
Year Results
Year 1 - 2019​ 43 of 55​
Annual Completion Rate 78%

Program Effectiveness Data Continued

2015 

2016 

2017 

2018 

2019 

​TOTALS 

Students entering program  

32    

32    

32    

58      

55    

209

Program completers  

24    

21    

20    

47    

43      

155

Percent of students completing  

75%     

66%    

59%     

81%     

78%      

74%

Students who took ARRT exam  

24    

21    

19     

47    

43    

154

Students passing ARRT exam the first try  

21    

21    

18    

42    

36    

138

ARRT exam first time pass rate   

88%    

100%     

95%    

89%     

84%     

90%

Graduates seeking employment   

21    

21    

15    

44    

36    

137 

Graduates employed    

21    

21    

15    

44    

36    

137

Job placement rate*    

100%     

100%     

100%     

100%      

100%      

100%  

Graduate satisfaction survey**   

4.24     

4.34    

5.00    

4.20      

4.50     

4.34

Employer satisfaction survey***   

3.33     

4.00    

3.67    

3.83    

3.75    

4.00

Glossary of Terms

Enrollment/Students Entering Program:                              
The number of students enrolled in the program for the first time in the prior Spring or Fall semester with the potential to complete in the fiscal year.                            
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:                            
Defined as the number of graduatesᶤ employed in the radiologic sciences​ compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiological sciences. (JCERT Standard 5.2). The percent of graduatesᶤ that are employed as a radiographer within the first twelve months after program completion. 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.                        
ᵻ Enrollment Cohort:                            
Students that enrolled in the program for the first time in the prior Spring or Fall semester of the specified fiscal year are designated as an enrollment cohort for that semester in the fiscal year. There is one enrollment cohort for this program per fiscal year.                              
ᶤ Graduates:                             
Students that completed the program in the same fiscal year.                            
               
Notes/Sources                   
     
*Job placement rate data source:                         
The Program Director collects Job placement data at the time of completion (0 months) up until 12 months from completion. The Program Director follows the job placement methodology as prescribed by JRCERT.                   
     
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)               
                 
N/A:                 
Not yet available for the fiscal year.                                

Methodology:                 
Data is up to date as of 05/14/2021 and follows the methodology as outlined by JRCERT.​​​​​​                
              
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