Program Goals & Objectives

In order to fulfill the primary mission of this program, the following goals and objectives have been developed:

  1. Recruit students with a demonstrated track of educational excellence into our full-time professional program
  2. Continually improve the educational program to ensure that students receive relevant and timely instruction as it pertains to the medical imaging discipline
  3. Maintain accreditation with national organizations to ensure that our program continues to meet the high standards set forth by these organizations
  4. Promote continuing education of medical imaging professionals with specific emphasis on providing this education to underserved health care regions including rural, urban, low-income, and ethnic minority communities
  5. Stimulate critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities through curriculum design
  6. Ensure that students are well prepared to pass national certifying examinations
  7. Focus on accepted radiographic positions, while allowing students the opportunity to be creative and innovative in accomplishing this task
  8. Adequately prepare students to enter into the job market competitively upon graduation
  9. Provide students with opportunities for interaction with other health care professionals to develop a multidisciplinary approach to health care delivery
  10. Encourage medical imaging professionals to consistently employ radiation safety to protect those who come to us for medical care
  11. Promote professional and ethical behavior, thus positively influencing public perception of the medical imaging profession

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Goals

Goal 1:   Students will be clinically competent.

  • Students will provide appropriate patient care
  • Students will demonstrate good patient positioning skills
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors
  • Students will demonstrate the proper use of radiation safety

Goal 2:   Students will communicate effectively.

  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills

Goal 3:   Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Students will be able to modify standard imaging protocols to non-routine procedures
  • Students will demonstrate an appropriate approach to solving problems

Goal 4:   Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.

  • Students will demonstrate professional integrity
  • Students will evaluate the value of professional organization membership

Goal 5:  Program will graduate entry level technologists.

  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification exam on first attempt
  • Students pursuing employment will be gainfully employed within 12 months of graduation
  • Students will complete the program
  • Students will be satisfied with their education
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance

Program Strategic Plan

  • In order to achieve our mission, objectives, and goals the program and its personnel will strive to:
  • Continually assess the needs of students and employers in the field of medical imaging,
  • Maintain and enhance affiliations with regional health care institutions and professional organizations,
  • Appoint and retain highly qualified didactic faculty,
  • Regularly and consistently evaluate the competence of students in the areas of technical expertise and professional development,
  • Maintain an educational environment that encourages personal growth, recognizes academic successes, and provides adequate support mechanisms to further foster student success,
  • Develop and disseminate continuing education materials to address the needs of rural health care practitioners, and
  • Conduct appropriate research to contribute to the medical imaging profession.