About the Program
A Radiologic Technologist, or Radiographer, is the allied health professional who assists the physicians specializing in the use of x-ray to diagnose disease and injuries. Radiographers exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of x-ray examination. A radiographer operates x-ray equipment, provides patient care and patient protection, produces and processes radiographs, and maintains quality control.
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.
PROGAM MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Delgado Community College Radiologic Technology Program (RADT) 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-STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
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.
The program goals are:
1. To provide an education which promotes clinical competency.
SLO*-1.1 Students will demonstrate accurate radiographic positioning skills.
SLO*- 1.2 Students will provide patient care and comfort to patients while performing radiographic procedures.
SLO*- 1.3 Students will apply principles of radiation protection for the patient, self and others.
2. To provide an education which promotes effective communication in the medical environment.
SLO*-2.1 Students will communicate effectively with their patients during the imaging process.
SLO*-2.2 Students will communicate effectively with clinical staff and peers.
SLO*-2.3 Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
3. To provide an education which fosters critical thinking skills enabling effective problem solving in the professional environment.
SLO* -3.1 Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
SLO* -3.2 Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients
4. To provide an education which promotes professionalism in radiologic sciences.
SLO* -4.1 Students will maintain appropriate conversation with and in the presence of patients.
SLO* -4.2 Students will demonstrate professional ethics in the clinical education setting.
Program Effectiveness Data
The following are program effectiveness data for the Delgado Community College Radiologic Technology porgram. Portions of this data are also available on the national accrediting agency website at www.jrcert.org.
National Credentialing Examination Pass Rate
The Delgado College Technology prpogram proudly boasts the following: Class of 2011-100% passage rate first attempt on the credentialing examination administered by American Registery of Radiologic Technologists.
5-year pass rate 1st attempt 100% (January 1, 2007 - December 21, 2011)
Program Completion Rate
The program completion rate for the class of 2011 was 89.7%. This cohort of students started with 39 students and ended wiwth 35 completed and graduated.
Job Placement Rate
Job placement rates are based on the percentage of graduates actively seeking employment and being hired within 6 months of graduation. For the class of 2011 the job placement rate was 90%.
For more information about Delgado's Radiologic Technology Program rated #1 in Louisiana in 2012 for number of graduates and boasting a 100% certification exam pass rate, call (504) 671 6203 or visit www.dcc.edu.
Delgado Wins 2008 Louisiana Radiologic Technologist Student Quiz Bowl