Program Outcomes

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at Volunteer State Community College is to produce entry-level graduates that are competent technologists, registry eligible, and demonstrate a professional concern for their patients.

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

In support of the program's mission statement, the following have been developed.

Upon completion of the radiography program our students / graduates will have successfully completed a number of goals and student learning outcomes.

Program Goal-Clinical Competency

Students will demonstrate competency in the skills required of entry level radiologic technologists.

Student Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will demonstrate proper patient positioning.
  2. Students will properly determine technical factors to be used for radiographic procedures.
  3. Students will apply knowledge of anatomy to accurately demonstrate desired anatomical structures on a patient diagnostic procedure.

Program Goal-Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Students will demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will be able to evaluate radiographic images.
  2. Students will be able to exercise judgment in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures.
  3. Students adapt appropriately to changing needs of patients.

Program Goal-Professionalism

Students will exhibit professionalism for the patients by delivering high quality care with concern and compassion.

Student Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will demonstrate professionalism.
  2. Students will practice desirable customer service skills.
  3. Students will show compassion and concern towards the patient.
  4. Students present a professional appearance in the clinical setting.

Program Goal-Communication Skills

Students will establish effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will use acceptable communication with patients and other professionals.
  2. Students will use effective oral and written communication.

Program Effectiveness Data

Radiography ARRT Certification Examination, first-attempt pass rate

Period Total # Grads Total # Testing Total # Passing 5-yr rate
2015-2019 137 137 125 91.2%
Class of 2019 28 28 23 82.1%

Within 6 months of program completion

Program Completion Rate

Period Total # Students Beginning Total # Completing 5-yr rate
2014-2018 146 135 92.5%
Class of 2018 27 23 85.2%

In-field Employment Rate (within 12 months of program completion for those actively seeking)‡:

Period # Actively Seeking # Finding Employment 5-year rate
2015-2019 126 115 91.3%
Class of 2019 25 17 68.0%

‡Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education