WELCOME TO THE RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
Program Mission Statement: The Radiologic Technology program is a comprehensive competency-based program of study that prepares students to sit for the National Registry Examination offered by the American Registry of Registered Technologists (ARRT) allowing successful students to graduate with expertise at the entry level in the field of Radiologic Technology and to be eligible for education and training in other specialized diagnostic imaging fields.
Program Goals: The Radiologic Technology Program of Arizona Western College serves its communities of interst and its students through meeting and maintaining the following goals. After completion of clinical and academic courses, Radiologic Technology students will be able to:
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate competency at the entry level in the field of Radiologic Technology.
Student Learning Outcome: (1) Demonstrate acceptable positioning skills during simulation. (2) Demonstrate acceptable positioning skills during competency exams.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to use critical thinking skills.
Student Learning Outcome: (1) Adjust positioning strategies to suit patient's conditions. (2) Use critical thinking skills to perform competency evaluations on exams that require non-routine views.
Goal 3: Students will communicate effectively.
Student Learning Outcome: Explain patient care concepts using communication skills.
Goal 4: Students will apply technical concepts to clinical practice.
Student Learning Outcome: (1) Apply technical concepts to produce images of optimum quality. (2) Access and archive radiographic studies using a computer.
Goal 5: Students will display the positive affective behaviors of teamwork and professionalism.
Student Learning Outcome: (1) Determine the importance of involvement with professional associations. (2) Exhibit professional behaviors in the performance of their clinical practice.
Goal 6: The program will monitor its effectiveness.
Program Effectiveness over a 5-year period: (1) 75% of graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt. (2) 75% of graduates will be employed in the field of Radiologic Technology within 1 year after graduation. (3) 50% of students will complete the Radiologic Technology Program. (4) 80% of employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance. (5) 80% of students will be satisfied with their education.
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)