Allied Health Programs
Radiological Sciences Degree Program
The Radiologic Sciences AAS degree program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level radiography employment in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, and other health care settings. Graduates who have completed program requirements will be eligible to write the certifying examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Certification by the ARRT is required for Maryland licensure.
The Chesapeake College Radiologic Sciences Degree prepares students to deliver radiologic services and patient care. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the certifying examination in radiography given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists which is required for Maryland licensure as a radiographer.
- Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the college's general education competencies.
- Prepare students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination.
- Outcome 1 Program Effectiveness
- Five year average credentialing examination pass rate of 75% or better for first attempt.
- Prepare students for successful careers as entry-level radiographers.
- Outcome 1: Program Effectiveness
- Five year average job placement rate of 75% or better within a year of graduation
- Annual program completion rate of 75% or better
- Graduate satisfaction of 85% or better
- Employer satisfaction of 85% or better
- Student Learning Outcome 2: Apply the principles of radiography and patient care to produce diagnostic radiographs.
- Student Learning Outcome 3: Communicate instructions to the patient clearly, effectively, and empathetically.
- Student Learning Outcome 4: Apply the principles of ALARA to radiographic practice.
- Student Learning Outcome 5: Apply critical thinking skills to solve clinical problems and assess radiographs.
- Student Learning Outcome 6: Evaluate ethical issues and demonstrate professional behaviors in radiography practice.
Radiologic Sciences Program Effectiveness Data
|Total number of graduates within the last five years (2009 – 2013)||50|
|Number initially enrolled in the graduating class of 2013||9|
|Number of graduates in the class of 2013||7|
|Percentage of students retained in the class of 2013||78%|
|Number of graduates taking the ARRT examination within 6 months of graduation (2009 – 2013)||49|
|Number of graduates passing the ARRT examination the first time (2009 – 2013)||49|
|Percentage of graduates passing the ARRT examination the first time (2009 – 2013)||100%|
|*Number of graduates actively seeking employment (2009 – 2013)||41|
|Number of graduates who found employment (2009 – 2013)||41|
|Percentage of graduates seeking employment who found employment (2009 – 2013)||100%|
*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 JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.
Source: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRC/ERT), Radiography Standard 5.2
Additional program data may be accessed from the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org
Request an application for this program - Applications deadline is March 31, 2014