Programs Goals, Outcomes, and Technical Standards
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Program Effectiveness Data
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) collects “Program Effectiveness Data” using current information provided by accredited programs on program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate.
Program Completion Rate (calculated annually)
The number of students who complete the program within a cohort compared to the number who enrolled in the cohort initially.
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (five-year average)
The number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) or an unrestricted state licensing examination (Radiography, Radiation Therapy, and Magnetic Resonance) compared with the number of graduates whose first attempt take the examination occurs within six months of graduation. Note: for Medical Dosimetry, the credentialing examination is administered by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).
Job Placement Rate (five-year average)
The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences, within twelve months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.
Annual Completion Rate
Annual completion rate: 19/25 = 76%
Credential Examination First-Time Pass Rate
5 yr. average first time pass rate (2012-2016): 87/101 = 87%
Job Placement Rate
5 yr. average job placement: 83/89 = 93% Data obtained via personal (verbal or electronic) communication with former students, graduate and employer surveys, and/or professional communication with medical facility personnel.
End-Of-Degree Student Learning Goals And Outcomes
Goal 1: Students will be technically and clinically competent in their chosen area of imaging.
Outcome: Students will apply appropriate positioning skills and beam alignment.
Outcome: Students will select appropriate exposure parameters.
Outcome: Students will properly evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic value.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Outcome: Students will manipulate exposure parameters in non-routine/trauma situations.
Outcome: Students will adjust positioning techniques in non-routine/trauma procedures.
Outcome: Students will answer questions about radiation exposure and dose from the general public.
Outcome: Students will evaluate/analyze situations and adapt/choose responses to achieve optimal results
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective writing skills.
Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
Goal 4: Students of the program will value continued growth and development in their profession.
Outcome: Students will articulate the value of professional growth and development.
Outcome: Students will continue their education beyond the A.S. degree in an advanced certificate or degree completion in the healthcare field.
Goal 5: Students will demonstrate professional, compassionate care and concern to their patients.
Outcome: Students will apply compassionate care to their patients.
Outcome: Students will understand the significance of patient information privacy.
Outcome: Students will understand and demonstrate professional attitude and behavior in the clinical setting. Comply with the rules and regulations regarding patient confidentiality.
Completion of the degree at Kettering College signifies you are prepared for practice in your prospective field by meeting the technical standard requirements. Technical standards, as distinguished from academic standards, refer to the physical, cognitive, and behavioral abilities required for satisfactory completion of the curriculum. The essential required abilities include motor, sensory, communicative, intellectual, behavioral, and social aspects.
Specific Requirements of Each Program
- Think critically, with sound judgment, emotional stability, maturity, empathy, and physical and mental stamina.
- Learn and function in a wide variety of didactic and clinical settings.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, using appropriate grammar, spelling, and vocabulary.
- Immediately comprehend and respond to auditory instructions or requests.
- Think clearly and act calmly in stressful situations.
- Perform up to a 12-hour clinical experience in a single 24-hour period.
- Work cooperatively, preserving relationships with other members of the health care team.
- Perform fine and gross motor skills with both hands.
- Apply adequate pressure to stop bleeding.
- Perform CPR.
Specific Requirements for Radiologic Sciences and Imaging Students
(These need to be maintained throughout the entire program)
- Push and operate portable imaging equipment.
- Perform and assist with bed/wheelchair/stretcher/x-ray table transfers.
- Reach and operate equipment up to 6 feet above the floor.
- Hear conversations, use the telephone effectively, and process and clearly communicate information in a timely manner to the patient, visitors, and other members of the health care team.
- Perform clinical tasks efficiently so patient safety is not compromised.
- Stand, walk, push, pull, squat.
- Lift, carry, and balance up to 50 pounds.