Radiography

MISSION OF THE RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM

The mission of the Radiography Program is to provide an allied health curriculum that is supportive in achieving individual student goals as well as professional patient-centered care within the community. To improve the educational base of radiologic science, the curriculum supports the development of professional ethics, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. The curriculum awards an associate degree.

RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM GOALS

RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  1. Students will manipulate equipment in the lab and clinical settings.
  2. Students will select appropriate technical factors.
  3. Students will demonstrate positioning skills.
  4. Students will adapt communication styles to provide age appropriate care.
  5. Students will build rapport with patients and thoroughly explain procedures.
  6. Students will demonstrate patient assessment skills.
  7. Student follow directions effectively and demonstrate good critical thinking skills with proper adaptation to procedures.
  8. Students will apply knowledge of radiation protection and protective devices in the lab and clinical settings.
  9. Students will practice knowledge of HIPAA requirements in all clinical sites.
  10. Students will distinguish between ethical and unethical behaviors in a professional clinical setting.
  11. Students will recognize the value of continuing education through attending continuing education classes.
  12. Students will complete the program within 20 months of the start date.
  13. Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the first attempt.
  14. Students will be satisfied with their education.
  15. Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's performance.
  16. Students seeking employment will be employed within six months post graduation.

 The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and is operated in compliance with their standards for accredited radiography programs.

JRCERT                Phone:  312-704-5300       Fax number:  (312)704-5304               Email: mail@jrcert.org                        
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182                       
http://www.jrcert.org/

 

Radiography Program – Program Effectiveness Data 2009 - 2013

Class of:

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Program Completion Rate

61%

71.0%

71.0%

61.0%

 

64.0%

5-year average: 66%

Students at beginning

 

31

31

31

31

25

Students graduating

19

22

22

19

16

Credentialing Exam Pass Rate –

95%

100%

91%

94%

100.0%

Registry 1st attempt

21

22

22

18

 18

Percent passing on 1st attempt

95%

100%

91%

94%

 

100%

5-year average: 96%

20 of 21 students   passed on 1st attempt

22 of 22 students   passed on 1st attempt

20 of 22 students   passed on 1st attempt

17 of 18 students   passed on 1st attempt

18 of 18 students

passed on 1st   attempt

Five Year Average Job Placement Rate-

Annual Data

Annual Data

**81.0%

**76.0%

*75.0%

Annual Job Placement Rate

65%

82.7%

64.3%

72.7%

*88.0%

Number of graduates seeking employment

17

14

14

11

14

Not seeking employment

0

1

1

4

0

Continuing Education

2

7

7

3

2

Working

11

9

9

8

14

Not located

0

0

0

1

0

* The 2013 Annual Job Placement rate is calculated using the 12-month post-graduation data for employment.

** Job Placement Rate in 2007 – 100% / Job Placement Rate in 2008 – 93%

 

The Radiography Program reflects the changing health needs of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and surrounding areas. The curriculum awards an associate degree.

Radiographers are a valuable part of the health care team. They are highly skilled medical imaging professionals that radiograph patients to provide diagnostic information to the Physician.  There are many imaging modalities graduate radiographers may practice in, such as:  Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Sonography, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Cardiovascular Imaging, and Quality Management.

The physical demands and radiography standards of the student radiographer in the clinical sites include:

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics

Academic program sequencing and fact sheet may be found by CLICKING HERE.

    Individual Course Descriptions may be found by CLICKING HERE.

FTCC Competitive Admissions Process includes: 

COMPETITIVE POINTS FOR APPLICANTS TO RADIOGRAPHY

ESTIMATED PROGRAM COSTS

STUDENT SERVICES

Admissions Tuition & Fees Refund Policy

Transfer Credit Equivalency

Obtaining Transfer Credit Graduation

Department Chair:  Ms. Anita McKnight, Telephone: (910) 678-8303, Email:  mcknigha@faytechcc.edu                                Secretary: (910) 678-8264.

             

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