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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 safely for the production of high-quality medical imaging.  Faculty emphasizes education, professionalism, and training in radiography within the classroom, laboratory and clinic environments.  Program faculty supports lifelong learning and workforce development for students through efforts in student advising and continuing education.

Goals

  • The program will graduate radiographers with entry level skills through the integration of didactic, laboratory, and clinical education.
  • The program will promote the concept of lifelong learning and professional development.
  • The program will 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

Radiography Goals and Student Outcomes

GOAL #1: Students/Graduates will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will accurately position patients.
  2. Students will select exposure factors that produce diagnostic quality images.
  3. Students will practice appropriate radiation safety.

GOAL#2: Students/Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, healthcare team, and others with sensitivity to age, gender, and cultural diversity.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

GOAL #3: Student/Graduates will demonstrate the critical thinking skills needed to provide safe, high quality patient care.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
  2. Students will be proficient in radiographic patient analysis.

GOAL #4: The program will foster critical thinking, and problem-solving in the practice of radiography.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be involved with and understand professional growth.
  2. Students will demonstrate a high level of professional conduct appropriate for an entry-level radiographer.

The JRCERT Program Annual Report can be located at the following website:https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/accredited-educational-programs/details/f36ed74f-3fb5-4cce-b17c-c205471f48fb

Employment Information

Graduating Class of: Total # of Students Beginning Program Total # of Students Graduating # of Students Employed w/in 12 months # of Students not Seeking Employment* % Employed
2012   24 18 7 84
2013   29 10 10 71.4
2014   31 22 9 100
2015   17 12 5 100
2016   21 17 3 100
Total Number of Students 122 79 34  
5 yr Employment Average  93%      
*Many students at BCTC complete their AS degree to continue their education in either Radiation Therapy, CT, MRI, sonography, or leadership programs. Thus, they are not seeking employment

 

Five Year Average

Enrollment Information

Graduating Class of: # of Students Beginning # of Core Students Completing % Completing # of Students Returning
  2012 37 24 65 0
  2013 37 31 84 1
  2014 36 29 81 0*
  2015 30 17 57 0
  2016 21 17 80 0
Total Number of Students 161 118    
Five Year Average     73%  
*1 Student returning from class of 2013
*3 Students from the St. Joseph's Hospital program completed requrements at BCTC, 2 graduated.

 

ARRT Results

Graduating Class of # of Examinees # of Examinees Passing 1st attempt % Passing First Time
2012 24 23 96
2013 26 26 100
2014 32 25 78
2015 17 16 94
2016 17 17 100
Total 116 107  
5 Year Average     92%
Results taken from AART Annual Program Summary Report