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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2015-16 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Radiography - DMIR.AS


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The Mission of the Radiography Program

At Springfield Technical Community College, the Radiography Program’s mission is to educate radiologic technology students in the knowledge and skills to become qualified, professional practitioners who provide quality service and care to the community. In addition to the education in radiologic technology, the program, in conjunction with Springfield Technical Community College, offers a base of liberal arts education courses designed to broaden intellectual perspectives, stress ethical and humane values and prepare students to be productive and responsible citizens who adequately respond to diverse populations with respect to age, social, cultural and economic conditions.

Upon completion of the Radiography program from Springfield Technical Community College, graduates will be awarded an Associate in Science degree (DMIR.AS) and will be eligible to apply for the National Board Examination in Radiologic Technology administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology.

The program is fully accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) www.jrcert.org/.

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300     FAX: 312-704-5304  mail@jrcert.org

 

Copies of the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program for the Radiographer are available from the office of the program director.

The College provides all didactic and laboratory classes. An energized x-ray unit, various phantoms (artificial body parts), and auxiliary equipment allow the student the development of psychomotor skills prior to patient exposure.

In order for a student to matriculate in Radiography, he or she must achieve a minimum grade of “C” (73%) or better in all courses. Students not meeting the minimum grade requirement of “C” (73%) will be withdrawn from the program.

Upon successful completion of the requirements of the program, the degree of Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging will be awarded.

Applying to this Program


All applications for consideration for acceptance into the program should be received by the Admissions Office no later than March 31 of the application year.

Applicants for admission to the program should have completed two years of high school algebra or its equivalent and one year each of high school biology and chemistry. Students must have completed MED-100 , Medical Terminology 1 and MAT-124 , Technical Mathematics 1 before entering this program.

All accepted students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information or other check. Depending on the findings, the student may not be allowed to continue in the program of study. For further information, please contact the Office of the Dean, School of Health and Patient Simulation.  NOTE: Clinical Orientation is required prior to Clinical Practicum.

Programmatic Technical Standards  

Student Learning Outcomes  

Applying for Re-Admission to this Program


Students who leave this health program before completing it may apply for re-admission.  Click here  for information about the re-admission policy and process.

The Goals of the Radiography Program


1. Students will effectively utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

1.1. Students will evaluate images for diagnostic quality.

1.2. Students will modify imaging parameters for non-routine procedures.

1.3. Students will demonstrate critical thinking through problem solving exercises.

2. Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

2.1. Students will communicate effectively with patients.

2.2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

2.3. Students will demonstrate effective listening skills.

3. Students will be clinically competent.

3.1. Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.

3.2. Students will employ appropriate radiation protection.

3.3. Students will apply appropriate technical factors.

3.4. Students will demonstrate effective patient care.

4. Student and community needs will effectively be served by the program.

            4.1. Students will complete the program.

4.2. Graduates will pass the ARRT national certification exam.

4.3. Graduates pursuing employment will be gainfully employed in the field or will continue with  their education.

4.4. Graduates will indicate satisfaction that the program prepared them as entry-level practitioners.

4.5 a. Employers will be satisfied with program graduates.

4.5 b. The minutes from Advisory Board meetings will express satisfaction with overall quality of program.

5. Students will participate in professional activities.

            5.1 Students will follow clinical affiliates’ rules and regulations.

5.2. Students will demonstrate professional growth.

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data


STCC’s Radiography program makes available to the general public program effectiveness data on an annual basis.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (5-year average): The number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in Radiography on their 1st attempt within 6 months of graduation compared with the total number of examinees. Our goal is to maintain a minimum pass rate of 75% or better.

5-year average 2010-2014: 77%, 44 of 57 examinees passed the ARRT exam on their 1st attempt within six months of graduation.

 

Job Placement Rate (5-year average): The number of graduates employed within 12 months of graduation compared with the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the field of radiology. Our goal is to maintain a minimum placement rate of 75% or better.

5-year average 2010-2014: 89%

56 employed/ 63 graduates actively seeking employment.

 

Annual Program Completion Rate: The number of students who complete the program within 150% of the program’s timeline compared with the total number who enrolled initially. Our goal is to maintain a minimum graduation rate of 75%.

2014: 80%; 12 of the initial 15 students completed the program.

5-year average: 88%

 

(DMIR.AS) Curriculum


Total: 18 credits


Total: 15 credits


Semester 2S (Summer)


Total: 4 credits


Total: 15 credits


Total: 13 credits


Total (DMIR.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 65


Notes:


  1. General Psychology (PSY-101 ) or Introduction to Sociology (SOC-101 ).

Department Personnel


Name Title Office Phone Email
Sheryl Fullen
Program Chair
 20/302F 413-755-4850 safullen@stcc.edu

 

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