INFORMATION SESSION DATES

Fall 2017
September 20, 2017
November 8, 2017
Spring2018
January 17, 2018
March 14, 2018

All Information Sessions will be held in Building 17 Health Sciences Room 1736A at 3 p.m.

 



Radiography

  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) – A45700

Career Description

In 2005, Robeson Community College adopted a two-year degree program for students interested in obtaining an Associate of Applied Science in Radiography. Our program′s mission is to provide students with the professional knowledge and technical skills needed to deliver patient care in a diverse community.

The Radiography curriculum prepares the graduate to be an entry level 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.

Mission Statement, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement: The mission of Robeson Community College is to provide students with the professional knowledge and technical skills needed to deliver excellent patient care in a diverse community.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes that Support the Program’s Mission:

Program Goal #1: Students/ Graduates will be clinically competent.

  • Students will apply accurate positioning skills. 
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors.

Program Goal  #2: Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 

  • Students will adapt positioning techniques and technical factors for non-routine patients/ exams. 
  • Students will evaluate radiographic images for accuracy of positioning.

Program Goal #3: Students will be able to communicate effectively. 

  • Students will employ oral communication skills. 
  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

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

  • Students will model professionalism in interactions with patients and healthcare professionals. 
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of the need for professional development.

Program Goal #5: Graduates will meet JRCERT benchmarks for program effectiveness. 

  • Graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt. 
  • Students will be employed or continuing their education in the Radiologic Sciences within 12 months post-graduation. 
  • Students will complete the program within 2 years. 
  • Graduates will be satisfied with their education. 
  • Employers will be satisfied with new graduates’ performance.

Program Effectiveness Measures

Year of Graduation

ARRT Credentialing Examination  Pass Rate

Program Completion Rates Job Placement Rates
2010 6/6 6/9 6/6
100% 67% 100%
2011 6/8 9/10 7/8
75% 90% 89%
2012 8/8 8/10 7/8
100% 80% 89%
2013 10/10 10/9 8/8
100% 111% 89%
2014 7/9 9/12 9/9
78% 75% 100%
2015 6/6 6/11 6/6
100% 55% 100%
2016 7/8 9/10 7/8
88% 90% 88%

5 year average
(2012-2016)

93% 79% 95%

ARRT Credentialing Examination Pass Rate: Number of graduates that passed the ARRT exam on the first attempt ÷ total number of graduates that took the exam.

Program Completion Rate: Number of graduates in the cohort ÷ number of students initially enrolled in the cohort (plus number of transfer students or readmits)

Job Placement Rate: Number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences ÷ number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.

Accreditation

The program is accredited by:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (www. jrcert.org)
20 Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312)704-5300         
Email: mail@jrcert.org    

Career Information

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.

Salary

Entry Hourly Wage: $18.36 (Information Source: nchealthcareers.com)
Entry Hourly Wage: $16.58 (Information Source: NCWorks Online)

Post-graduate training opportunities are available in other imaging modalities: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound (US), Nuclear Medicine (NM), Mammography, Interventional Radiography, and Radiation Therapy.

Program Requirements

The Radiography AAS degree is a 76-credit hour program. There is a basic core of 43 credit hours. The program also consists of 23 general education credit hours.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Highly motivated to provide quality patient care to a diverse population, a strong sense of ethical behavior, ability to work well with others and effective oral and written communication skills.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Radiography Program, contact Candice Ward, Program Director, at 910-272-3409 or cward@robeson.edu