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Thank you for your interest in Carl Albert State College's Radiologic Technology Program. This is a two-year program that will prepare students to demonstrate entry level skills in radiology technology. Students are instructed in theory and application in the classroom and the x-ray laboratory.


OUR MISSION

CASC’s Radiography Program, in keeping with the mission of the College, is dedicated to excellence in the education of radiologic technology.  The Program will prepare students to demonstrate entry-level skills in radiologic technology that will provide ethical practice in patient care, human relations and technical skills commensurate with the practice of radiography


OUR GOALS
 

1.         To prepare students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for entry-level technologists.

2.         To prepare students to be independent learners demonstrating critical thinking and problem solving.

3.         To prepare students to practice the profession of radiology as a member of a healthcare team manifesting ethical behavior.

4.         To prepare students to practice the profession of radiology with effective communication skills for a diverse health care environment. 

 

OUTCOMES

Goal 1 Outcomes:

1.      Graduates will achieve success on the ARRT examination.

2.      Graduates will find employment in the field of radiologic technology.

3.      Students will successfully complete the program.

4.      Students will demonstrate clinical proficiency.

5.      Students will work as an effective member of a health care team.

 

Goal 2 Outcomes:

1.      Students will develop the ability to critically think and problem solve.

2.      Clinical personnel will mentor students through the development of critical thinking & problem solving.

3.      Students will demonstrate critical thinking & problem solving skills through independent learning formats that can be transferred to post graduation application.

 

Goal 3 Outcomes:

1.      Students will work as an effective member of a team.

2.      Students will demonstrate the characteristics & traits of an ethical healthcare professional.

 

Goal 4 Outcomes:

1.      Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in a health care setting.


ACCREDITATION

CASC's Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the national accrediting agency for radiography programs. The accreditation process has been developed to assure that radiologic programs follow education standards that ensure academic excellence. Contact information for JRCERT is: 

JRCERT
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 
Chicago, IL 60606-3182 
Phone: (312) 704-5300 Fax: (312) 704-5304


ASSESSMENT REPORT

  • Pass rate is on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Credentialing Exam
  • Class of 2013 pass rate 80%
  • 5 year pass rate average 90% (2009-2013) 

  •  Year % Pass First Time Number of GraduatesNumber of Graduates passed first time
     2009 100% 6 6
     2010 90% 10 9
     2011 90% 10 9
     2012 90% 10 9
     2013 80% 10 8
     5 Year Average 89% 46 41

  • Program completion rate for class of 2013 is 83%
  •  Year % Completed Number Completed Number Admitted
     2009 50% 6 12
     2010 83% 10 12
     2011 83% 10 12
     2012 77% 10 13
     2013 83% 10 12
     5 Year Average 72% 44 61
  • Class of 2013 employment rate 100
  • 5 year average employment rate for 2009 - 2013 is 89% 

  •  YEAR % Employed within 12 months % of those seeking employment  Employed within 12 monthsNumber finding employment Number Actively Seeking employment Total Number of Graduates
     2009 83% 88% 5 6 6
     2010 90% 100% 9 10 10
     2011 80% 100% 8 8 10
     2012 90% 90% 9 10 10
     2013 100% 100% 10 10 10
     5 Year Average 89% 93% 41 44 46


Class of 2013 Graduate Survey Results (10 mailed/e-mailed; 10 returned; scale 1-5 with 1 lowest & 5 highest)      
  •                 Ethical Behavior: 4.9/5 Average
  •                 Communication: 4.8/5 Average             
  •                 Positioning: 4.9/5 Average
  •                 Exposure factors: 4.7/5 Average
  •                 Radiation safety: 4.9/5 Average
  •                 Equipment use: 4.7/5 Average
  •                 Image evaluation: 4.7/5 Average
  •                 Leadership roles: 4.3/5 Average
  •                 Teamwork: 4.3/5 Average
Employer Survey Results 2013 (10 submitted; 6 returned; scale 1-5 with 1 lowest & 5 highest)
  •                 Ethical Behavior: 4.7/5 Average
  •                 Communication: 4.7/5 Average             
  •                 Positioning: 4.5/5 Average
  •                 Exposure factors: 4.0/5 Average
  •                 Radiation safety: 4.7/5 Average
  •                 Equipment use: 4.3/5 Average
  •                 Image evaluation: 4.3/5 Average
  •                 Leadership roles: 4.2/5 Average
  •                 Teamwork: 4.5/5 Average
  •                 Reliability: 4.5/5 Average


PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of the Radiologic Technology Program is based on the provision of quality education. The educational program aspires to graduate professionals who have strong technical skills, high ethical standards of practice and compassion for all the people encountered with the practice of the profession.