Program Number: 10-526-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Fond du Lac
Radiography prepares individuals for a career in diagnostic radiology (x-ray) as a radiographer. The radiographer is a technologist who produces images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiography Technologists (ARRT) and may obtain employment in x-ray departments associated with hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and private offices. Program curriculum focuses on theoretical and applied radiography and includes a clinical experience in a radiographic department. Students learn to use x-ray imaging machines to demonstrate body parts on x-ray films for diagnostic purposes, including diagnostic radiology, bedside and trauma procedures, pediatric radiography and special procedures.
The program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (phone 312-704-5300) email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
- $128.40 per credit (resident)
- $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Carryout the production and evaluation of radiographic images.
- Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting.
- Practice radiation safety principles.
- Provide quality patient care.
- Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics.
- Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography.
- Radiography Technologist
- CT Technologist
- Mammography Technologist
- MRI Technologist
Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The Radiography Program has established goals and student learning outcomes in accordance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Standards. The Moraine Park program establishes benchmarks and utilizes a variety of tools to assess whether student learning outcomes are achieved. Examples of some tools are student assignments, exams and laboratory assessments. Some evaluations of technical skills and professional behavior include monthly evaluations, competency forms, employer and graduate exit surveys.
Goal: The students will be clinically competent and have entry-level employment skills of a radiographer.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Using oral and written communication with the AIDET acronym.
- Students will appropriately position patients for radiographic exams.
- 2nd year students exhibit self-starter skills.
- 1st year students will use adequate radiation protection on exams.
Goal: The students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills during radiographic procedures.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Exercise independent judgement to correctly select correct exposure factors.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving by demonstrating the ability to self-assess and self-correct in relation to image quality.
- 1st year students will demonstrate role playing on different social skill behaviors on patients and technologists.
Goal: The students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Will use effective written communication skills with patients, in documenting patient HX on paper or on a computer.
- 2nd year students will use effective communication with appropriate body language, posture, and eye contact with patients.
Goal: The graduates will demonstrate professionalism and keep up-to-date with current trends.
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will be able to analyze the opportunities for career path options.
- Will determine the importance of professional development and leadership skills.
- 1st year students write a paper during 1st semester critiquing professional behaviors demonstrated in their rotation of clinicals.
Goal: MPTC Radiography program will be evaluated for effectiveness annually.
- Students will remain enrolled in the Radiography program.
- Students will have a five-year credentialing examination pass rate.
- Students will be employed following program completion.
- Students will be satisfied with the MPTC Radiography program.
- Student satisfaction with clinical experience.
- Employers will be satisfied with the MPTC Radiography graduates.
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Attend a program orientation with your advisor.
- Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
Clinical Admissions Requirements:
- Petition Process FAQ (Currently accepted pre-core radiography students, go to myMPTC Student tab for specifics.)
- 804-107 College Mathematics (3 credits)
- 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
|526-149||Radiographic Procedures 1||5|
|526-158||Introduction to Radiography||3|
|526-159||Radiographic Imaging 1||3|
|526-168||Radiography Clinical 1||2|
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|526-170||Radiographic Imaging 2||3|
|526-191||Radiographic Procedures 2||5|
|526-192||Radiography Clinical 2||3|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|526-193||Radiography Clinical 3||3|
|526-194||Imaging Equipment Operation||3|
|526-195||Radiographic Quality Analysis||2|
|526-199||Radiography Clinical 4||3|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|809-198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|526-190||Radiography Clinical 5||2|
|526-197||Radiation Protection and Biology||3|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|809-196||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|526-174||ARRT Certification Seminar||2|
|526-198||Radiography Clinical 6||2|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||73|
Clinicals and an Accrediting Outcomes Checklist are the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
To provide the medical community with entry-level Radiologic Technologists competent to perform diagnostic medical radiography, along with the ability to successfully complete the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Consistent with the institutional mission, the program is committed to the development of the student's educational and professional growth. These students shall utilize continuing education as a means of maintaining those skills. The program integrates both general and technical education to ensure that graduates can meet the multiple demands of rapidly changing technology in the medical field.
Program Effectiveness Data
In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed elsewhere on this site, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as 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, https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx). 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 the program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Manager.
The Radiography program's 2014 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:
Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2014
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 2014 was 92%. Accepted 12 students and 11 completed the program in 2014.
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2010 through 2014
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 2010 through 2014 is 85%. Forty-four of the fifty-two graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.
Job Placement Rate - 2010 through 2014
This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve 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 2010 through 2014 is 90%. Thirty-six of the forty that passed the ARRT Boards obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation.
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