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:
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60608-3182
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-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:
Goal 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.
Goal 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.
Goal 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
Goal 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.
Goal 5. To provide an education which encourages lifelong learning and continuing professional development.
SLO*-5.1 Students will explore advanced careers in the imaging profession.
SLO* -5.2 Students will explore advanced degrees in radiologic science.
The following are program effectiveness data for the Delgado Community College Radiologic Technology program. Portions of this data are also available on the national accrediting agency website at www.jrcert.org.
This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program.
In 2013 all of the 27 graduates of this program passed on first attempt the credentialing examination administered by the ARRT. This resulted in a 100% pass rate.
During the period of January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2013 all 163 graduates of this program passed on first attempt the credentialing examination administered by the ARRT. This resulted in a 100% five year pass rate.
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that completed the program.
The program completion rate for the class of 2013 was 90%. This cohort of students started with 30 students and ended with 27 completed and graduated.
This is the number of graduates actively seeking employment that gain employment in radiologic technology within six months of graduation.
For the class of 2013 the job placement rate was 93%.
Twenty five of the twenty seven graduates obtained employment in radiologic technology within six months of graduation.
The program’s job placement rate as a five year average from the years January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2013 was 90.4%.
One hundred forty seven of the one hundred sixty three graduates obtained employment in radiologic technology within six months of graduation.
For more information about Delgado's Radiologic Technology Program boasting a 100% certification exam pass rate, call (504) 671 6203 or visit www.dcc.edu.
Delgado Wins First Place at the 2013 Louisiana Society of Radiologic Technologist Student Quiz Bowl