Mission, Goals and Student Learning Outcomes
Tri-C’s Radiography program fulfills the College’s mission, vision and values within the medical imaging profession by providing high-quality, accessible and affordable radiography education.
It develops technically competent, vital members of the health care workforce who are committed to excellence in patient care, ethical behavior and lifelong learning. Furthermore, it fosters professionals skilled in serving a diverse community with sensitivity and respect.
Goals, Student Learning Outcomes and Program Effectiveness Data
In accordance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Technology, Tri-C’s Radiography program measures two types of outcomes:
- Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Program Outcomes (Program Effectiveness Data)
The program establishes goals, SLOs and benchmarks. It utilizes a variety of tools to assess whether SLOs have been achieved. These include student assignments, exams and laboratory assessments; the Evaluation of Technical Skills and Professional Behavior clinical form; the Clinical Portfolio; and employer, graduate and program exit surveys.
Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence
- SLO 1.1: Students will operate radiographic equipment to produce quality images.
- SLO 1.2: Students will practice patient care, including radiation safety, for a diverse patient population.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate communication skills
- SLO 2.1: Students will demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.
- SLO 2.2: Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills
- SLO 3.1: Students will demonstrate the ability to adapt to non-routine procedures.
- SLO 3.2: Students will relate and apply learned concepts to formulate correct responses.
Goal 4: Students will demonstrate professional behavior
- SLO 4.1: Students will accept personal responsibility for ethical, technical and professional performance.
- SLO 4.2: Students will demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the medical imaging profession.
Program Outcomes/Effectiveness Data include:
- Program completion rate
- Credentialing exam pass rate
- Job placement rate