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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 Technologists.
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/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 educational opportunities.
Five Major Indicators of Program Effectiveness and Benchmarks:
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 11/2013 SD West