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Program Mission Statement: The purpose of the Radiologic Technology Program is to provide students with integrated learning experiences in theory and practice that will enable them to provide high quality images and patient care in keeping with the service excellence philosophy of Dalton State College. In the professional course providing these skills and experiences, students are expected to successfully complete the national registry/certification examination.
Goal #1: The program will provide quality educational opportunities for students enrolled in the Radiologic Technology program.
Goal #2: The program will facilitate student development of problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the theory and practice of Radiologic Technology.
Goal #3: The program will prepare program graduates to be highly-qualified entry-level Radiologic
Goal #4: The program will provide radiology employers in the Dalton State College service region with
highly-qualified entry-level Radiologic Technologists.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
The student will demonstrate proficiency in patient positioning, technique selection, and safe radiation practices to yield diagnostic images.
The student will exercise good judgment and critical thinking skills to correct patient positioning and technical skills errors.
The student will perform Radiologic examinations at a graduate level proficient and technical skills.
The students will practice entry-level Radiologic imaging on the job as expected by employers with a minimum of orientation to the duties of the job.
Graduate Competencies: Graduate highly competent entry-level radiographers who practice the following intended Student Learning Outcomes.
1. Apply knowledge of the principles of radiation biology and protection for the patient,
radiographers, and others.
2. Apply knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, radiographic procedures, radiographic
technique, instrumentation, equipment, and pathology to accurately demonstrate anatomical
structures on a radiograph.
3. Demonstrate at all times: ethical conduct and values, positive professional behavior, positive
communication, and empathy towards their patient's needs.
4. Exercise good judgment, common sense, and critical thinking skills in the pursuit of quality
radiographs and solving problems.
5. Exercise confidentiality of patient records and information.
6. Provide patient care essential to radiologic procedures.
7. Recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate life saving first aid.
8. Introduction to advanced or specialized imaging procedures for those desiring advanced
9.Recognize the need to obtain further education in the pursuit of life-long learning.
Five Major Indicators of Program Effectiveness:
Development and Revision of Mission, Goals, and Outcomes:
The program director and faculty will develop and review annually the program's mission statement, goals,
outcomes, and assessment procedures. Each of the aforementioned will be reviewed and revised by the
Program Advisory Committee.
Reviewed/Revised 2/2013 SD West