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 will be able to adapt to changes in clinical situations.

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 in the classroom and clinical setting.
  2. Students will practice desirable customer service skills.
  3. Students will show compassion and concern towards the patient.

Program Goal-Communication Skills

Students will establish effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will use acceptable verbal and non-verbal communication with patients and other professionals.
  2. Students will use effective oral and written communication.
Program Effectiveness Data
Period Total # Grads Total # Testing Total # Passing 5-yr rate
2013-2017 143 139 133 96.0%
Class of 2017 30 30 28 93.0%

Within 6 months of program completion

Period Total # Students Beginning Total # Completing 5-yr rate
2013-2017 151 140 92.7%
Class of 2017 30 30 100.0%
Period # Actively Seeking # Finding Employment 5-year rate
2013-2017 132 131 99.2%
Class of 2017 27 27 100.0%

‡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.

Radiography ARRT Certification Examination, first-attempt pass rate:
Program Completion Rate:
In-field Employment Rate (within 12 months of program completion for those actively seeking)‡: