Mission and Student Outcomes
STUDENT OUTCOMES OF THE ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN RADIOGRAPHY (ASHEVILLE CAMPUS)
Graduates of this program of study will:
Program Goal 1:
The program will graduate clinically competent students.
- Student Learning Outcome – Students will demonstrate proper patient positioning.
- Student Learning Outcome – Students will exercise ALARA principles to minimize radiation exposure.
- Student Learning Outcome – Students will provide appropriate patient care.
Program Goal 2:
The program will graduate students who will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Student Learning Outcome – Students will perform “non-routine” procedures requiring critical thinking skills.
- Student Learning Outcome – Students will adapt to changes and varying clinical situations.
Program Goal 3:
The program will graduate students who communicate effectively.
- Student Learning Outcome – Students will effectively communicate with patients.
- Student Learning Outcome – Students will effectively present to a group of imaging professionals.
- Student Learning Outcome – Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
Program Goal 4:
The program will graduate students who will demonstrate professionalism and growth.
- Student Learning Outcome –Students will demonstrate professionalism in the clinical setting.
- Student Learning Outcome –Students will abide by federal guidelines regarding patient privacy.
Program Goal 5:
The program will meet the needs of the community by monitoring program effectiveness.
Program Effectiveness (Asheville Campus)
|PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS DATA||STATISTIC|
|2017 Cohort Completion Rate:||86%|
|2013-2017 ARRT Certification Exam Pass Rate||1st Time – 67%
Overall – 77%
|2013-2017 Job Placement Rate||85%|
The mission of the Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology programs is to provide undergraduate students with academic and clinical foundations to competently perform as radiographers that provide quality patient care, actively participate in the profession, possess the ability to specialize in advanced degree programs and/or imaging specialties, and pursue life-long learning.
The Radiologic Technology program maintains a comprehensive curriculum, which includes verifying the competence and professionalism of our students. Faculty and staff work together to promote an optimal educational experience for all students, promoting diversity, critical thinking, leadership, and life-long learning.
ROLE OF THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST
The Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology programs at South College prepares students to become members of the health care team in a variety of settings. Radiologic Technologists must be sensitive to patients’ physical and psychological needs, pay attention to detail, follow instructions, work as part of a team, and demonstrate mechanical ability and manual dexterity. Radiologic Technologists operate sophisticated equipment to help physicians, surgeons, and other health practitioners diagnose and treat patients.
RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGIST CERTIFICATIONS
Students successfully completing the Associate of Applied Science degree program in Radiologic Technology are eligible to apply for admission to take the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Successful completion of the ARRT examination provides licensure to practice as a registered radiographer. Students convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be excluded from clinical experience and/or taking the certification examination.
OVERVIEW OF THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Radiologic Technology is designed for students to complete degree requirements in two years. The degree curriculum integrates didactic and clinical instruction with increasing expectations at each level. A combination of courses from the general education core and the major are required. Clinical sites utilized by the program are geographically dispersed. Students may have to travel outside the local area for clinical placements. Some evening and weekend rotations may be required. Students must complete a separate application to the Radiologic Technology program and secure formal admission to the program.