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Program Mission, Goals, Values, and Outcomes

Mission

The Radiography Program prepares students in the Bluegrass Community and Technical College service area to administer ionizing radiation for medical imaging. Faculty emphasize education and training in radiography with the integration of classroom, laboratory and clinic. Program faculty support lifelong learning and workforce development for students through efforts in student advising and continuing education.

Goals

  • Graduate radiographers with entry level skills through the integration of classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.
  •  Promote the concept of lifelong learning and professional development.
  • Facilitate the effective use of written and oral communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving in the practice of radiography.

Radiography Values

  • Intellectual, professional and personal growth of students faculty and staff
  • Excellence in teaching, advising, and supporting students
  • Student success through individualized attention
  • Climate of mutual respect and collaboration
  • Interactive and adaptive relationship with the radiography community
  •  Lifelong learning
  • Cultural diversity and human dignity
  • Continuous evaluation and improvement of the program

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Goals

GOAL #1: The program will graduate radiographers with entry level skills through the integration of classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.

Outcomes
Students will demonstrate competency in:
  1. Students will demonstrate competency in positioning for quality radiographic images
  2.  Students will demonstrate competency in image critique
  3. Students will demonstrate continued progression with clinical skills
GOAL#2: The program will promote lifelong learning and professional development.

Outcomes
  1. Students will complete the professional development requirements of the program.
  2. Students will demonstrate professional growth and development by indicating they plan to seek additional academic degrees.
GOAL #3: The program will facilitate the effective use of written and oral communication.

Outcomes
  1. Students will demonstrate competency in written skills.
GOAL #4: The program will foster critical thinking, and problem-solving in the practice of radiography.

Outcomes
  1. Students will demonstrate competency in critical thinking and problems solving skills.

The JRCERT Program Annual Report can be located at the following website: https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx

Employment Information

Graduating
Class of:
Total # of Students Graduating
# of Students Employed w/in 12 Months
# of Students not Seeking Employment
% Employed
2009
34
18
12 82
2010
28 18
7
86
2011
26 16
7
84
2012
22
9 7
60
2013
29
13
11
72
5 yr. Average 27.8 14.8 8.80 76.8
*Many students at BCTC complete their AS degree to continue their education in either CT, MRI, sonography, or leadership. Thus, they are not seeking employment

 

Enrollment Information
Graduating Class of: # of Students Beginning # of  Core Students Completing % # of Students Returning
2015   23


2011   37 26 70.2 0
2012   37 25 67.6 0
2013   37 29 98.4 0
2014   37 32 86.5 1*
Five Year Average

80.68






*3 Students from the St. Joseph's Hospital program completed requirements at BCTC


 

Five-Year Average 2009-2013

# of Examinees # of Examinees Passing Radiation Protection Equipment Operation and Quality Control Image Production and Evaluation
Radiographic Procedures Patient Care and Education Scaled % Passing
27.4 25.4 8.50 8.1 8.10 8.48 8.76 84.14 92.8