Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology


Overview

This rigorous program offers a wide variety of educational experiences in professional/technical coursework, the social and natural sciences, mathematics, the humanities, and communication.  In addition to classroom and laboratory sessions, students will complete 1300 hours of clinical education coordinated by the faculty at DACC and directly supervised by licensed technologists at affiliated medical facilities.  This critical component of the curriculum allows students to perform real world hands-on application of knowledge.  The program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and its graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination and obtain state licensure.

Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology program at DACC prepares the student for employment upon graduation as a competent, entry-level radiographer ready to be a key member of the health care team that performs a variety of radiologic procedures by operating complex equipment and providing skilled patient care.  We provide an environment that enhances critical thinking, professionalism, and life-long learning to maintain academic and professional integrity throughout the program and their career.

Program Goals

The DACC Radiologic Technology program is committed:

To prepare competent entry-level radiologic technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains that will provide our community’s health care facilities with qualified radiographers.

To provide both educational and employment opportunities to the individuals of this community, so that they may:

  • Communicate effectively

    • Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills to enhance patient care as a Radiologic Technologist
  • Engage in critical thinking and demonstrate problem solving skills

    • Students will be able to modify standard radiographic procedures to accommodate patient conditions for the non-routine imaging procedure.
    • Students will be able to show progression in critical thinking skills in the classroom and clinical setting.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism and professional growth.

    • Students will be able to demonstrate professionalism when interacting with colleagues and patients during their clinical experience.
    • Students will demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional learning and continued development of professional skills.
  • Students will perform competently in clinical practice.

    • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate patient care skills.
    • Students will be able to analyze images for diagnostic quality.
    • Students will be able to demonstrate accuracy in radiographic positioning skills.

To provide the community’s health care facilities, including hospitals, professional clinics and private physician’s offices with qualified radiographers.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the Program Goals by:
  1. demonstrating written communication skills.
  2. demonstrating oral communication skills.
  3. demonstrating the ability to modify standard radiographic procedures to accommodate patient conditions for the non-routine radiologic procedures.
  4. correctly deducing the answer to complex questions.
  5. show progression in critical thinking skills in the classroom and clinical setting.
  6. demonstrating professionalism when interacting with colleagues and patients during their clinical experience.
  7. demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional learning and continued development of professional skills.
  8. demonstrating appropriate patient care skills.
  9. accurately analyzing images for diagnostic quality.
  10. demonstrating accuracy in radiographic positioning

Associate Degree Radiography Program Accreditation

The Associate Degree Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). This is the only organization recognized by the United States Department of Education for accreditation of radiography programs.

The program was last site visited by the JRCERT in December 2014. That site visit resulted in a full, eight-year accreditation, which is the maximum length that is awarded. The next accreditation site visit is tentatively scheduled for December 2022.

Program Effective Data: Program Completion/Job Placement/ARRT Exam Pass Rates

DACC Rad Tech Program Details JRCERT

Understanding Program Effectiveness Data JRCERT

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300
mail@jrcert.org
To review the JRCERT Standards and other pertinent accreditation information please visit www.jrcert.org.

Job/Employment Information:

Graduates upon completion of the program are able to apply for Radiologic Technology positions primarily in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, and physician's offices.  Career opportunities also exist in administration, education, sales, and marketing.  
The median salary for Radiologic Technologists is 47,700 - 61,700. With projected jobs 250,700. 2019
 
Wage information: Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS)
 
Employment Projections:
 


To learn more about the opportunities that await you in
Radiologic Technology contact:

Tammy Howard
, Director of Medical Imaging

Danville Area Community College

Phone: 217.443.8552

or

Madison Harrison, Clinical Coordinator,

Phone: 217-443-8591