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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.

Mission Statement

The Chesapeake College Radiologic Sciences Degree prepares students to deliver radiologic services and patient care. Graduates of the program are eligible to site for the certifying examination in radiography given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) which is required for Maryland licensure as a radiographer.

Program Goals:

  1. Facilitate proficiency in content knowledge and skills for the college's general education competencies.
  2. Prepare students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination.
  3. Prepare students as entry-level radiographers.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program students will:

  1. Demonstrate the achievement of the college�s general education competencies by applying them to selected projects and experiences.
  2. Pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt within 6 months of graduation.
  3. Demonstrate clinical competence, by applying the principles of radiography, radiation protection, and patient care to produce diagnostic radiographs.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills, by communicating with the patient clearly, effectively, and empathetically.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills, by solving clinical problems and assessing radiographs for quality.
  6. Demonstrate professional behaviors in radiography practice by acting with responsibility, accountability, and working effectively as a team member.

Program Effectiveness Outcomes:

  1. The program will maintain a five-year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt within 6 months of graduation
  2. The program will maintain a five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within 6 months of graduation.
  3. The program will assure that 75% of students beginning radiography program courses by the final date to drop with 100% tuition refund will complete within three years.
  4. The program will assure 80% of graduates are satisfied with the program upon program completion.
  5. The program will assure that 80% of employers are satisfied with the graduates' performance as entry level radiographers.

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 https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx

Admissions Requirements and Other Information

Request an application for this program - Applications deadline is March 31, 2015