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

Programmatic data including job placement rate, ARRT national registry exam pass rate, and program completion rate can be found here.