Radiologic Technology Program

The Radiologic Technology Program is an intensive program which prepares students to become skilled professionals in performing imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities. Students receive clinical experience in radiology departments of health care affiliates located throughout Northwest and North Central Iowa. The program provides the students with entry level skills consistent with career opportunities nationwide.

Radiologic Technology Careers

  • Hospitals
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Physician’s Office
  • Mobile Imaging Companies
  • Industrial Plants
  • Research Centers
  • Government Agencies
  • Commercial Sales
  • Education

Course Schedule

Radiologic Technology A.A.S Degree

Pre-requisites

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/lab
4.0
HSC-113 Medical Terminology*
2.0
XXX-XXX College Level Math Course
3.0
 
Total Hours: 9.0

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/lab
4.0
HSC-104 Intro to Health Care
2.0
RAD-320 Imaging I
2.0
RAD-122 Radiographic Procedures I
4.0
RAD-210 Clinical Education I
4.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-112 Psychology of Human Relations
3.0
OR
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
RAD-430 Radiographic Physics
3.0
RAD-365 Imaging II
2.0
RAD-142 Radiographic Procedures II
4.0
RAD-230 Clinical Education II
4.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester (9 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-163 Radiographic Procedures III
2.5
RAD-270 Clinical Education III
3.5
RAD-182 Special Procedures
2.0
 
Total Hours: 8.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
RAD-770 Film Critique & Evaluation
2.5
RAD-896 Quality Assurance
2.0
RAD-510 Clinical Education IV
6.0
XXX-XXX Computer Course
2.0
 
Total Hours: 15.5

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-570 Clinical Education V
8.0
RAD-738 Radiologic Pathology
2.0
RAD-850 Radiation Protection & Biology
3.0
 
Total Hours: 13.0

Summer Semester (9 weeks)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
RAD-690 Cross Section Anatomy
1.0
RAD-946 Seminar
2.0
RAD-620 Clinical Education VI
4.5
 
Total Hours: 7.5
 
Radiological Technology A.A.S Degree Total Hours: 85

*Test out option is available. See Dean Health Science or Program Coordinator.

**Students may extend the Radiologic Technology Program over three years by taking the Arts and Science courses the first year and the Radiologic Technology courses during the second and third years.

Accreditation Information

The Iowa Central Community College Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Iowa Central Community College is regionally accredited through The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Program effectiveness data is available on the JRCERT and Iowa Central University websites.

Contact information for JRCERT:
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone 312-704-5300
Fax 312-704-5304
Website www.jrcert.org
E-mail mail@jrcert.org

Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology Program prepares students to become skilled entry level diagnostic Radiographers.  The program provides an excellent learning environment while preparing students for this profession.

Goals/Assessment Plan 2008-2012

I. Goal:  To create a learning environment dedicated to excellence in the Radiologic Sciences
Outcomes Measurement tool Benchmark Frequency
a. Students will complete the program successfully Program completion rates 75% of students enrolled will graduate within 3 years Annually following graduation
b.  Graduates will demonstrate adequate preparation to perform as entry level radiologic technologists Employer survey Section C #2 80% of returned surveys will indicate adequate preparation Biannually
c.  Graduates will pass the certification or licensing examination ARRT or IDPH 75% will pass the exam on first attempt Within 1 year of graduation
d.  Graduates will score above average on the certification or licensure examination ARRT or IDPH Average score of exam will be greater than 80 Within 1 year of graduation
II. Goal:  To develop skills that will encourage life long learning and ability to achieve goals.
Outcomes Measurement tool Benchmark Frequency
a.  Graduates will possess adequate skills and knowledge for entry level radiologic technologists Graduate
Survey Part B,
#2, K
80% of returned surveys will indicate adequate skills and knowledge Biannually Program director
b.  Graduates will maintain good standing with ARRT or state licensing body ARRT or state licensing body 85% of graduates will be in good standing with the ARRT or licensing body for 4 years post graduation Annually Clinical coordinator
c.  Graduates will continue professional development Graduate survey Personal interviews 25% of completed graduate surveys or interviews will show graduates have/or have begun training in another modality Biannually for the 1st year Program director
III. Goal: To prepare the student to be clinically competent in an rapidly changing profession.
Outcomes Measurement tool Benchmark Frequency
a.  Enrolled students will demonstrate clinical competency in a variety of clinical education settings Clinical competency evaluations 90% of students will complete the required number of competencies each semester At end of each clinical semester Clinical coordinator
b.  Enrolled students will demonstrate effective communication skills Clinical assessment
section 4
90% of students will score 4 or better out of a possible 5 At end of each clinical semester Clinical coordinator
c.  Graduates will find employment within 6 months after graduation Graduate
Surveys
75% of students will find employment in the
Radiologic Sciences within 6 months after graduation
Biannually Program director
d. Students demonstrate ability to think critically and problem solve. Clinical assessment
section 11 e
95% of all students will receive a “yes” by their
5th semester
Annually Clinical coordinator

2008-2012 Summary Outcomes

Goal and outcome Measurement tool Goal Results Analysis/Action
I.a. Program
Completion Rate
75% 76.2% Goal met, no action necessary
I.b. Employer Survey 80% 98% Goal met, no action necessary
I.c. ARRT Pass Rate 75% 92.2% Goal met, continue to
encourage students to take registry asap
I.d. ARRT Average
Score
80 83.0 Goal met, no action necessary
II.a. Graduate Survey 80% 99.4% Goal met, no action necessary
II.b. Grads in Good
Standing w/ARRT
80% 81% Goal met, no action necessary
II.c. Continuing
Education
25% 22% Goal not met, have affiliated
with Univ. of IA for specialty training
III.a. Clinically
Competent
90% 95% Goal met, no action necessary
III.b. Effective Communication Skills 90% 92% Goal met, no action necessary
III.c. Job Placement 75% 77% Goal met, no action necessary
III.d. Critical Thinking
Skills Assessment
95% 90.3% Goal not met,  changes in teaching
methods to encourage critical thinking and problem solving will be used in more core classes, results will be monitored for improvement

Outcomes/Results per Year 2008-2012

2008-12  IOWA CENTRAL- RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT RESULTS PER YEAR

I.a. PROGRAM COMPLETION RATES
Year Number Enrolled Graduates Completion %
2006-2008 27 23 85%
2007-2009 28 22 79%
2008-2010 21 18 86%
2009-2011 26 12 46%
2010-2012 24 21 75%
Five Year Totals 126 96 76.2%

 

I.b. EMPLOYER SURVEY RESULTS – Indicating Adequate Preparation to
Perform as Entry Level Radiologic Technologist
Year % very good or strongly agree % good % satisfactory, neutral % poor % very poor or strongly disagree %no answer or doesn’t apply
2007/2008 60% 38% 2% 0% 0% 0%
2008/2009 90% 8% 0% 2% 0% 0%
2009/2010 76% 20% 4% 0% 0% 0%
2010/2011 82% 17% 1% 0% 0% 0%
2011/2012 77% 21% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Five Year
Averages
77% 21% 1.8% .2% 0% 0%

 

I.c. ARRT EXAMINATION PASS RATE
Year Number Tested Percent Passed 1st Try
2008 24 83%
2009 22 100%
2010 18 100%
2011 12 100%
2012 18 78%
Five Year Totals 94 92.2%

 

I.d. ARRT EXAMINATION AVERAGE SCORE
Year
Number Tested
Average Score
2008
24
81.2
2009
22
84.8
2010
18
85.7
2011
12
84.0
2012
18
79.2
Five Year Totals
94
82.98

 

II.a. GRADUATE SURVEY RESULTS- Indication of Adequate Skills and
Knowledge
Year
% outstanding
or very well
% above
expectation or reasonably well
% met
expectations or adequate
% below
expectations, not well or of no value
% no
answer or doesn’t apply
2007/2008
46%
24%
29%
1%
0%
2008/2009
52%
8%
38%
2%
0%
2009/2010
51%
49%
0%
0%
0%
2010/2011
56%
24%
20%
0%
0%
2011/2012
44%
22%
34%
0%
%
2008-2012
Year Totals
49.8%
25.4%
24.2%
.6%
0%

 

II.b. GRADUATES IN GOOD STANDING WITH THE ARRT OR STATE BODY
Year of Graduation
# of Graduates
Number in Good
Standing
% of Graduates in
Good Standing
2008
23
21
91%
2009
22
20
90%
2010
18
17
94%
2011
12
12
100%
2012
21
17
81%
Five Year Totals
96
87
91%

 

II.c. Advanced Modality Training
YEAR
# of Graduates
# Trained
% Trained
2008
23
2
9%
2009
22
4
18%
2010
18
6
33%
2011
12
4
33%
2012
21
5
20%
Five Year Totals
96
21
22%

 

III.a.    CLINICAL COMPETENCIES COMPLETED PER SEMESTER
Year/Semester
Students Enrolled
(includes 1st and
2nd year students)
Students who
completed required competencies
% of Students
who completed required competencies
2008/Spring
45
43
96%
2008/Summer
45
39
87%
2008/Fall
43
40
93%
2009/Spring
39
39
100%
2009/Summer
39
36
92%
2009/Fall
43
39
91%
2010/Spring
38
33
87%
2010/Summer
32
31
97%
2010/Fall
36
34
94%
2011/Spring
34
34
100%
2011/Summer
37
37
100%
2011/Fall
44
41
93%
2012/Spring
39
39
100%
2012/Summer
39
39
100%
2012/Fall
31
31
100%
Five Year Totals
584
555
95%

 

III.b. EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS – Clinical Assessments

Year/Semester
Students (includes both 1st year and 2nd year students)
Students with a score = or > 4
% Students with a score = or > 4
2008/Spring
45
42
93%
2008/Summer
45
45
100%
2008/Fall
43
37
86%
2009/Spring
39
34
87%
2009/Summer
39
36
92%
2009/Fall
43
34
79%
2010/Spring
38
32
84%
2010/Summer
32
32
100%
2010/Fall
36
31
86%
2011/Spring
34
29
85%
2011/Summer
37
36
97%
2011 /Fall
44
41
93%
2012/Spring
39
37
95%
2012/Summer
39
39
100%
2012/Fall
31
30
97%
Five Year Totals
584
535
92%

 

III.c. JOB PLACEMENT RATE
Year of Graduation
Graduates seeking
Employment
Graduates Employed
within 6 Months
% of Graduates
Employed within 6
Months
2008
20
15
75%
2009
18
14
78%
2010
12
9
75%
2011
8
6
75%
2012
13
11
85%
Five Year Totals
71
55
77%

 

III.d. CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Year of Graduation
# of students assessed
# students receiving a
“yes” by 5th semester
% receiving a “yes”
2008
23
22
96%
2009
17
17
100%
2010
20
14
70%
2011
23
23
100%
2012
21
18
86%
Five year totals
104
94
90.3%

Instructors

Chantel Burns 515-574-1302 burns@iowacentral.edu  
Doug Boelter 515-574-1315 boelter@iowacentral.edu