Mission and Goals
After the completion of the 24-month program, the graduates will be clinically proficient and competent in the following areas:
Providing basic patient care, radiation protection, comfort, education, anticipating and recognizing patient conditions, and being able to administer life-saving first aid and basic life support.
Specifically, the student will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of positioning, anatomy, physiology, and radiographic exposure to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a radiograph or other image receptor.
- Communicate effectively and function as a team member in the radiology department.
- Evaluate the performance of radiologic systems: identify the safe limits of equipment operation, and report malfunctions to the proper authorities.
- Determine the proper exposures factors which achieve the optimum radiographic techniques while minimizing radiation exposure to the patient.
- Exercise independent judgment and discretion in the performance of imaging procedures.
- Demonstrate knowledge and practice of proper infection control and universal precautions policies/standards within the clinical setting while providing quality patient care and comfort.
The program will strive to offer up-to-date educational resources on imaging technologies and will promote continued professional growth through continuing education.
The program will prepare students for entering the profession by offering a curriculum which will enable the student to develop the knowledge and confidence required in the discipline.
The program will strive to provide a variety of sound clinical experiences in which the student will develop personal and professional growth.