Mission Statement: The mission of the Radiologic Technology program is to meet the needs of the communities of Anne Arundel Community College and Anne Arundel County. The program supports the college mission by fostering excellence in learning and teaching and providing a learning-center environment conducive to student success. Program faculty are dedicated to preparing radiographers who are competent, versatile professionals who are prepared for their roles in the medical community.
Anne Arundel Community College's Mission Statement, Goals and Objectives can be found in the college catalog.
1. Graduates will exhibit the knowledge and skills necessary to competently and safely perform radiologic procedures.
- Graduates will pass all radiology courses with a C or better.
- Students will appropriately position patients for images of diagnostic quality.
- Graduates will feel they have received adequate preparation to be a radiographer as reported on the graduate survey.
- Employers will report their overall satisfaction of graduates is good to very good.
- Graduates will pass the national examination in radiologic technology (ARRT).
- Graduates/students will provide appropriate radiation safety principles to patients and self and other health care workers.
- Students/graduates will provide appropriate patient care.
2. Provide an educational curriculum that promotes problem solving, critical thinking, communication skills and professionalism.
- Students will exhibit critical thinking, sound communication skills, and act professionally when working with patients.
- Employers will report that the program has effectively prepared graduates to critically think, problem solve, communicate and demonstrate professionalism.
- Students will critique and evaluate radiographs for diagnostic quality.
- Students will identify unacceptable radiographs and recommend appropriate corrections.
- Students will identify appropriate exposure parameters based on patient type and equipment used.
- Students will demonstrate complete simulations in lab that include introduction, procedure explanation, and discharge instructions.
- Students will apply advanced positioning skills when working with patients in a Trauma I clinical setting.
- Graduates/students will demonstrate improved critical thinking skills with the development of new knowledge.
3. Graduates/students will practice within the profession's legal and ethical scope of practice and code of conduct.
- Employers will report the program was "good" in preparing graduates to practice within the profession's legal and ethical boundaries.
- Graduates surveyed will report that the program was effective in preparing them to practice within the profession's legal and ethical boundaries.
- Students will display ethical behavior and maintain patient confidentiality.
4. Prepare students to succesfully pass the national certification exam for radiographers (ARRT).
- Graduates will successfully pass the ARRT examination.
- Graduates will report that the program was effective in preparing them for the ARRT examination.
5. Encourage graduates to continue lifelong learning and assist them in gaining employment.
- Graduates will have earned their degree within 22 months of when they started the program-specific courses.
- Graduates surveyed will have gained employment in radiologic technology within six months after graduation if they desire.
- Graduates surveyed will have continued into advanced degree or certifications in radiologic technology.
- Students will complete a required rotation in CT and be encouraged to observe other specialties once all competency requirements are completed.
- Graduates will report that the program was effective in encouraging personal and professional growth.
6. Provide all qualifed students who meet the established minimum criteria the opportunity to complete the program while providing a learning environment that nurtures student success and goal achievement.
- Students who complete the program will accomplish this within 150% of the 22-month program-specific length.
- Maintain a retention rate of 75% or higher.
- Maintain an attrition rate of 25% or lower.
- Maintain a course completion rate of 75% or higher.
- Maintain a program completion rate of 75% or higher.
- Graduates surveyed will report that the program was effective in guiding them to achieve their educational goals related to student success.
- All students who meet criteria are admitted into the program based on the equal selection process as evident from the admission criteria.