Medical Education

Program Mission Statement

"The mission of the Carolinas College of Health Sciences Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare graduate technologists with a foundation in the performance of basic imaging procedures. Graduates of the program are prepared to practice entry-level diagnostic procedures in a variety of settings, and to develop as professionals in the various fields of Medical Imaging..

2015-2016 Program Goals and Expected Outcomes

Goal 1: The program will graduate students who are clinically competent.

  • Students will demonstrate quality patient care.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of radiographic positioning and techniques.
  • Students will practice radiation protection and safety for the patient, self, and others.

Goal 2: The program will regard students as the focal point of the program.

  • Students will be provided with satisfactory class/lab/clinical experiences.
  • Students are satisfied that job placement assistance is readily available and helpful.
  • Students will indicate that they were satisfied with the following two commitments contained in the College Mission Statement:
    • Providing resources and services to promote a learning environment that facilitates student success
    • Striving for excellence in the education of entry-level practitioners that demonstrate competency in the provision of healthcare services in a variety of settings
  • Graduates will indicate that they were adequately prepared to perform entry-level expectations in the role of a competent radiographer.

Goal 3: Students and graduates will demonstrate a commitment to professional behaviors and recognize individual needs for continuing education as a function of professional growth and maintenance of professional certification.

  • Students will demonstrate sound professional behaviors through development of interpersonal skills and relationships in the medical environment.
  • Students will show evidence of participation in community and professional development activities that promote lifelong learning.
  • Graduates will show evidence of professional growth and development that supports lifelong learning.

Goal 4: The program will provide qualified faculty.

  • Faculty will meet requirements to maintain ARRT credentialing.
  • Faculty will receive successful performance appraisals.
  • Program mission, goals and outcomes will be consistent with college mission, goals and outcomes.
  • New faculty will receive adequate orientation to college and program.

Goal 5: The program will base courses on current knowledge and practice.

  • Student learning outcomes will meet current ASRT curriculum standards.
  • The program will maintain criteria for JRCERT accreditation.

Goal 6: Students will develop effective written and oral communication skills.

  • The student will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in didactic and clinical performance.
  • Students will demonstrate progression in achieving information literacy skills during the course of their program.

Goal 7: Students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Students can adjust exposure factors and vary positioning techniques for a variety of patient conditions to maintain radiographic quality.
  • Students can evaluate radiographic images for appropriate positioning and image quality.

Goal 8: Graduates will positively reflect overall program effectiveness

  • Graduates will pass the ARRT examination.
  • Graduates will be employed in healthcare settings as entry level radiographers.
  • Students admitted to program will graduate from program.
  • Employers will indicate satisfaction with the graduates' ability to perform entry-level expectations in the role of a competent radiographer.

Last updated: August 2015