Mission Statement | BCTC

Program Mission, Goals, Values, and Outcomes


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.


  • 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 demonstrate clinical competence.
Student Learning Objectives:

  • Students will utilize proper radiation protection practices.
  • Students will provide quality patient care.
  • Students will properly position for radiographic procedures.

GOAL #2:  Students/Graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and health care workers.
Student Learning Objectives:

  • Students can effectively interact/summarize procedures to patients.
  • Students can work alongside other healthcare professionals efficiently and effectively.

GOAL #3:  Students/Graduates will demonstrate the critical thinking skills needed in the Radiology profession.
Student Learning Objectives:

  • Students will analyze the relationship between image quality and technical factors.
  • Students will critique images for positioning precision.
  • Student will identify different pathologies and recognize what technical adjustments need to be made.

Goal #4: Students/Graduates will grow and develop professionalism.
Student Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be involved with and understand professional growth.
  • Students will exhibit a professional appearance within the clinical environment.