Mission, Learning Outcomes and Goals

The mission, learning outcomes and goals outline the technical competencies all Radiologic Technology program graduates should receive.

Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology Program prepares students for a career in radiography through educational activities designed to develop effective communication skills, appropriate professional and ethical conduct, and the technical knowledge to perform radiologic procedures. The program provides a supportive, student-centered learning environment enriched through didactic, laboratory, and clinical experience.

Student Goals and Learning Outcomes

Goal #1: The student will demonstrate clinical competence.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will calculate appropriate technical factors.
    • Student will apply quality patient care practices.

Goal #2: The student will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will demonstrate understanding of image evaluation.
    • Student will demonstrate an understanding of how to improve sub-optimal radiographs.

Goal #3: The student will demonstrate quality communication skills.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will illustrate proper patient communication.
    • Student will demonstrate ability to obtain proper patient history.

Program Goals

  • To provide students the opportunity to learn the concepts and theories related to radiography.
  • To develop students' skills in applying radiography concepts in the clinical environment.
  • To incorporate carious teaching methodologies to accommodate different learning styles and foster critical thinking skills.
  • To prepare students to communicate effectively in both oral and written form for their practice as radiographers.
  • To provide students with the academic support services necessary for educational success.
  • To develop professional behavior.
  • To provide opportunities to integrate classroom instruction with clinical application.

Graduate Goals

  • To demonstrate the technical skills necessary to produce quality radiographic images.
  • To apply the knowledge of radiation protection principles for the patient, self, and others.
  • To demonstrate proper discretion, judgment, and professional conduct in the performance of radiographic procedures.
  • To provide patient care essential to radiologic procedures. Such care shall include analysis of emergency situations and selection of appropriate responses.
  • To effectively interact and communicate with patients, members of the healthcare team, and the public.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Margaret Ewart Zapp
Brahan Hall, Room 026
Regular Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223