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RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY

 
Program Goals
Goal #1: Students will have the knowledge and technical skills required for career entry into the radiography profession.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate accurate positioning skills
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors
  • Students will utilize safe radiation protection practices
Goal #2: Students will demonstrate interpersonal skills required to practice in the profession.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical setting
  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills

 

Goal #3: Students will develop critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to modify standard radiographic procedures to accommodate patient conditions
  • Students will be able to adapt exposure factors for various patient conditions and procedural considerations to maintain radiographic quality

 

Goal #4: Students will model professional behavior.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will display professionalism in the clinical practice
Goal #5: The program will meet or exceed the Program Effectiveness Outcomes.
  • Annual program completion rate of 75%
  • Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75 percent at the first attempt
  • Five-year average credentialing examination score at or above the national average
  • Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months of graduation
  • Graduates will express satisfaction with the program with a rating of 3.75 average or better on a 5 point scale on the graduate follow-up survey
  • Employers will express satisfaction with graduates' performance with a rating of 3.75 average or better on a 5 point scale on the employer survey

 

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, graduates will exhibit the following professional characteristics. The graduate will be able to:

  • Utilize prudent judgment in administering ionizing radiation to produce diagnostic images
  • Focus on providing optimum patient care in a society that is becoming increasingly diverse and experiencing generational, cultural and ethnic shifts
  • Work with others in a team relationship
  • Understand the intricacies associated with providing direct patient care in today's health care setting
  • Skillfully use modern technologies to research and retrieve information, weigh and discriminate between good and poor sources of information, and take action based upon the acquisition of new information and knowledge
  • Protect the security and confidentiality associated with patient medical information
  • Promote career-long learning, where the radiographer assumes the role of student and that of teacher
  • Collaborate with others within the medical imaging community to promote standards of excellence in the medical imaging sciences
  • Contribute to the education and clinical skills development of radiologic science students
 
Program Effectiveness

The radiologic technology program at Lakeland is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. As part of the accreditation requirements, Lakeland's Radiography Program must comply with the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Education Program in Radiologic Sciences.

The JRCERT requires the Program's Effectiveness Data be made available to the general public. Lakeland's Radiography Program effectiveness data is below.

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data
YearARRT Exam Pass Rate
(First attempt)
Job Placement Rate
(12 months post-graduation: for graduates seeking employment)
Program Completion Rate
(Number of graduates/Number of students accepted per class)
201590% (9/10)100% (10/10)46% (10/22)
2014100% (12/12)100% (12/12)50% (12/24)
201388% (14/16)82% (9/11)70% (16/23)
2012100% (14/14)47% (8/17)64% (14/22)
2011100% (17/17)89% (8/9)65% (17/26)
5-Year Average96% (66/69)80% (47/59)59% (69/117)
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. Graduates not actively seeking employment is defined as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.

 

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