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.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Examination Data with Comparison to National Means
|Year||Mean Scaled Score for all Chesapeake College Examinees||% of Chesapeake College Examinees Passing the First||% of National Examinees Nationally Who Scored Below Program Examinees||National First Time Test Takers Pass Rate|
|2013||87.0>||100||72||Not Yet Available|
ARRT Data as of January, 2014
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Annual Report Data
Data reflect calendar rather than academic years
|Total Number of Graduates||13||9||11||9||7|
|Program Completion Rate||85%||90%||100%||78%||88%|
|Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (5 year average)||98.4%||98.4%||100%||100%||100%|
|Job Placement Rate (% of graduates seeking employment who find employment within 1 year)||85%||82%||92%||98%||82%|
Joint Review Committee Annual Reports
Verification of Program Data May be accessed from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology at www.jrcert.org
Request an application for this program - Applications deadline is March 31, 2014