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Program Goals/Outcomes Assessment Plan

  Goals/Outcomes Assessment Plan       •  Program Effectiveness Data

Clinical Competency

Students will have the prerequisite clinical skills to be an entry-level radiographer.

   Desired Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to select appropriate technical parameters to produce diagnostic images.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate and identify appropriate anatomy in its entirety in proper position on their images.
  3. Students will demonstrate understanding of ALARA and the requirements set by federal and state agencies.
  4. Students will demonstrate radiation safety with regard for patients, personnel, and self.
     

Problem-solving and Critical Thinking

Students will demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the clinical setting.

   Desired Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to analyze finished radiographic images for diagnostic quality.
  2. Students will demonstrate problem-solving / critical thinking skills as they relate to the ordered exam and patient condition.
     

Communication

Students will have oral and written communication skills appropriate to their level of education and healthcare environment.

   Desired Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate communication skills with the patient and co-workers.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective oral and written language skills.
     

Professionalism

The students will demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics, professionalism, and life-long learning in the field.

   Desired Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and practice of professional ethics and legal issues.
  2. Student learning will be expanded by participating in other imaging modalities.
     

Knowledge Competency

The program will assure educational effectiveness and graduate competent entry level radiographers.

   Desired Outcomes:

  1. Students will successfully complete the program.
  2. Students will pass the ARRT examination on 1st attempt.
  3. Students will be satisfied with their education.
  4. Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
  5. Students will be employed within 6 months post-graduation.
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* Program Effectiveness Data

The program will assure educational effectiveness and graduate entry level radiographers. Student five year certification exam American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Radiography (ARRT) pass rate on first attempt will be 80% or greater within six months of graduation. 

Year Percent passing
on first attempt
Number of Students
2009 100% 22 of 22 students
passed on first attempt
2010 100% 17 of 17 students
passed on first attempt
2011 100% 19 of 19 students
passed on first attempt
2012 100% 17 of 17 students
passed on first attempt
2013 95% 18 of 19 students
passed on first attempt
2014 100% 17 of 17 students
passed on first attempt
5-year
Average
99%  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Five year average job placement of not less than 75% within six months post-graduation
(within twelve months beginning 2013 which will be updated May 2014).

Year Results of graduate survey report that they are employed Number of Students graduated
2009 100% 22 students graduated
2010 100% 17 students graduated
2011 100% 19 students graduated
2012 89% 17 students graduated
2013 100% 18 students graduated
5-year
Average
98%  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Retention: Students beginning and completing the 21-month program
will be 75% or greater.

Year Percent Completion Students began program Students completed the program
2010 71% 24 17
2011 79% 24 19
2012 71% 24 17
2013 79% 24 19
2014 75% 24 18
5-year
Average
78%    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Program effectiveness data explanation can be located at JRCERT website (www.jrcert.org). If there are questions regarding the WC Radiologic Technology program effectiveness data, please contact the program director.

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