Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technologists/Radiographers assist physicians specializing in the use of X-ray to diagnose disease and injury, exercise initiative and independent judgment in performing X-rays, operate X-ray equipment, provide patient care and radiation protection, produce and process radiographs, and maintain quality control.

Graduates are eligible to apply for state and national Radiography certification examinations. With further training and certification, radiographers can work in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography, bone densitometry, cardiac interventional radiography, vascular interventional radiography, nuclear medicine technology, radiation therapy, sonography and as registered radiologist assistants.

Delgado's Radiologic Technology Program is a 24-month Associate of Applied Science degree program. Graduates are eligible to take state and national board exams.

The Radiologic Technology Program at Delgado Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology:

JRCERT
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL  60608-3182
PHONE: (312) 704-5300
FAX: (423) 304-5304
mail@jrcert.org

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Delgado Community College Radiologic Technology program is to provide students with both academic and clinical instruction which will prepare them to function as competent, compassionate, entry-level radiographers who respond professionally and ethically to patients and members of the healthcare community. 

Program Goals

To uphold the mission, the following goals have been set to prepare graduates to apply for the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography.

1. Students will be clinically competent.

2. Students will demonstrate communication skills.

3. Students will develop critical thinking skills.

4. Students will model professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1.  Students will be clinically competent.

SLO*-1.1  The student  will perform quality radiographic procedures.
SLO*-1.2  The student will provide care and comfort to patients while performing radiographic procedures.
SLO*-1.3  The student will utilize radiation protection.

Goal 2.  Students will demonstrate communication skills.

SLO*-2.1 The student will communicate effectively with their patients during the imaging process.
SLO*-2.2 The student will demonstrate written communication skills.

Goal 3.  Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.

SLO* -3.1  The student will evaluate images to determine diagnostic quality.
SLO* -3.2  The student will assess a clinical situation and perform accordingly using critical thinking skills.

Goal 4.  Students will model professionalism.

SLO* -4.1 The student will demonstrate professional behavior.
SLO* -4.2 The student will explore advanced post-primary careers in the imaging profession.

SLO* - Student Learning Outcome

Articulation Agreement

Delgado Community College and Northwestern State University of Louisiana have agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding for articulations with bachelor degree programs. The articulations will allow students to complete their Associate’s of Applied Science Degree at Delgado Community College and transfer their credit hours to the articulated University in partial fulfillment of degree requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree.

Download the articulation agreement sheet.

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Completion Rate (PCR)

The program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length. The length of the program is 24 months. The PCR Benchmark is set at 75%.

Year Number of Students Admitted to Program Number of Students Completing the Program PCR%

2017

40

24

80.0%

2016

31

30

96.8%

2015

33

31

93.9%

2014

31

29

93.5%

2013

30

27

90.0%

The 2017 Percentage of Program Completion = 80.0%

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

The credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass, on the first attempt within six months of graduation, the credentialing examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who took the examination, during the five-year reporting period. The program must document at minimum a five-year average of 75% on first attempt.

The Five-Year Period Being Reported Is 2013-2017.

Year Number Tested Number Passed on 1st Attempt % Passed 1st Attempt

2017

24

24

100%

2016

30

30

100%

2015

31

30

97%

2014

29

28

97%

2013

27

27

100%

Five Year Average

141

139

98.6%

Raw data calculation 139 /141 = 98.6% (5-Year Average Pass rate)

Job Placement Rate (JPR)

The 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. The program must document at minimum a five-year average of 75%.  

The Five-Year Period Being Reported Is 2013-2017.

Year of Graduation Number of Graduates Seeking Employment within 12 months of graduation Number of Graduates Employed within 12 months of graduation JPR%

2017

24

24

100%

2016

27

27

100%

2015

31

28

90%

2014

29

26

90%

2013

27

25

93%

Five Year Average

138

130

94.2%

Raw data calculation 130/138= 94.2% (5-Year Average JPR)

For more information regarding program effectiveness data, visit the JRCERT website.

For more information about Delgado's Radiologic Technology Program, call (504) 671-6203