Radiography Program - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Radiography Program

Thank you for your interest in the Radiography program (RAD) at Cleveland Community College. Please read this information thoroughly. Admission to the RAD program is competitive. We want you to have the best possible chance of being selected by completing all processes and submitting all necessary documents completely, correctly, and by the deadline.

Cleveland Community College Radiography Program Mission Statement

In keeping with the overall mission of Cleveland Community College to provide diverse and accessible learning opportunities to meet the educational and training needs of our community, the mission of the Radiography program is to prepare graduates for employment as registered, skilled health care professionals who employ the proper use of radiation to produce radiographic images of the human body in varied facilities and with diverse populations. Graduates of the Radiography program will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for successful articulation into the Allied Health field of Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging.

Cleveland Community College Program of Radiography Goal

To produce qualified, competent entry level radiographers with the skills and knowledge necessary for successful articulation into the Allied Health field of Radiologic Technology.

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be a radiographer, a skilled health care professional who uses radiation to produce images of the human body. Course work includes clinical rotations to area health care facilities, radiographic exposure, image processing, radiographic procedures, physics, pathology, patient care and management, radiation protection, quality assurance, anatomy and physiology, and radiobiology. Graduates of accredited programs are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ national examination for certification and registration as medical radiographers. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.

Deadline: The deadline for Fall 2018 enrollment is January 8, 2018. The program lasts two academic years (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020), while accepting 20 students per year. Admissions Requirements must be completed prior to the program deadline. See the Radiography Program for admissions and selection process details.

Students not completing the admissions process by the program deadline date are encouraged to reapply for the next year by attending an Allied Health Information Session.

All communication regarding admissions/selection status will be sent via CCC student email. Student email is the official and preferred form of communication at CCC.

Program Effectiveness Data at a Glance

Although program performance information is contained elsewhere on this page, this data sheet provides a clearer and simplified view of the data with explanations. Program effectiveness data is mandated and defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, www.jrcert.org). Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Coordinator/Director.

The Radiography Program’s 2018 annual report to the JRCERT will reflect the following:

Completion Rate – January 1 through December 31, 2017

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program’s completion rate for 2017 was 47%. 9 (nine) of 19 (nineteen) students entering the program in 2015 and expected to complete the program in 2017 went on to complete it in that year.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate – 2013 through 2017

This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program’s credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2013 through 2017 is 77%. 48 (forty-eight) of the 62 (sixty-two) graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Annual credentialing pass rate for 2017 is 77%. 7 (seven) of 9 (nine) graduates of the program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on first attempt.

Job Placement Rate – 2013 through 2017

This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program’s job placement rate as an average from the years 2013 through 2017 is 94.5%. 52 (fifty-two) of 55 (fifty-five) eligible graduates actively seeking employment obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within six months of graduation.

Annual job placement rate for 2017 is 100%, 9 (nine) of 9 (nine) graduates actively seeking employment were employed within 6 months of graduation.

Program Goals/Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will apply positioning skills.
Students will select technical factors.
Students will utilize radiation protection.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

Goal 3: Students will develop critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.

Goal 4: Students will model professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate work ethics.
Students will summarize the value of life-long learning.

Program Terminal Student Learning Outcomes/Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to:

Student Learning Outcome 1: Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcome 2: Students will demonstrate communication skills.

Student Learning Outcome 3: Students will develop critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcome 4: Students will model professionalism.

Further information regarding Program student learning outcomes is available in the Radiography Program Handbook. A link to the Handbook is provided below.

Radiography Student Handbook

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