Feb 27, 2021  
2020-21 College Catalog 
    
2020-21 College Catalog

Program Goals and Outcomes


The radiography program systematically collects, reviews and analyzes data and utilizes this information to improve student learning and educational quality. Student learning outcomes have been developed from the program goals and correlate to the mission statement.

Radiography Program Mission Statement

The mission of the radiography program sponsored by Owens Community College is to provide the healthcare community with compassionate, competent & professional radiographers.

Program Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1:      Students will be clinically competent.

  Student Learning Outcomes:

    Students will demonstrate patient care skills.

    Students will select appropriate technical factors.

 

Goal 2:      Students will utilize critical thinking skills and problem solving skills.

  Student Learning Outcomes:

    Students will analyze image quality.

    Students will analyze critical thinking in the performance of Radiographic procedures.   

   

Goal 3:      Students will utilize communication skills effectively.

  Student Learning Outcomes:

    Students will demonstrate effective verbal skills.

    Students will demonstrate effective written skills.

 

Goal 4:      Students will demonstrate professionalism when dealing with the public.

  Student Learning Outcomes:

    Students will maintain a professional conduct in the clinical setting. 

    Students will demonstrate an appreciation for service learning.

 

Owens Community College Radiography Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate

Radiography Program
Five-year average program completion rate of 60% or higher as defined as the number of students who complete the program within 3 years.
Graduation Year Percent Completion Number of Students
2019 92% 12 of 13 students completed the program
2018 74% 20 of 27 students completed the program
2017 86% 30 of 35 students completed the program
2016 67% 20 of 30 students completed the program
2015 72% 26 of 36 students completed the program
5 Yr. Average 77%  

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Radiography Program
Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate, as provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, of not less that 75 percent on the first attempt within six month of graduation.
Year Percent passing on the first attempt Number of students
2019 83% 10 of 12 students passed on the first attempt
2018 85% 17 of 20 students passed on the first attempt
2017 89% 25 of 28 students passed on the first attempt
2016 90% 18 of 20 students passed on the first attempt
2015 91% 21 of 23 students passed on the first attempt
5 Yr. Average 88%  

Job Placement Rate

Radiography Program
Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.  It is reported as a 5-year average within 12 months of graduation.
Year Percent job placement Number of students
2019 100% 10 of 10 students reported on job placement of employed within 12 months of graduation
2018 100% 20 of 20 students reported on job placement of employed within 12 months of graduation
2017 100% 25 of 25 students reported on job placement of employed within 12 months if graduation
2016 95% 19 of 20 students reported on job placement of employed within 12 months of graduation
2015 84% 24 of 26 students reported on job placement of employed within 12 months of graduation
5 Yr. Average 97%  

 

The JRCERT has defined “not actively seeking employment” as:

  • Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
  • Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation OR
  • Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours OR
  • Graduate is on active military duty OR
  • Graduate is continuing education

 

For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website at www.JRCERT.org