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 sit for the certifying examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Certification by the ARRT is required for Maryland licensure.
Number of Graduates 1985-2021: 264
Number of Graduates passing the ARRT exam 1985-2021: 259
Historical % Passing: 98%
The application submission deadline for 2023 cohort is past. We will begin accepting applications for the 2024 cohort beginning in December.
Radiologic Sciences Faculty Contacts
Our vision for the radiography program at Chesapeake College is to empower our students to become compassionate, skilled, and innovative professionals who use their talents to improve the lives and health of individuals in their communities. We strive to create a dynamic learning environment that fosters critical thinking, ethical practices, and lifelong learning, and to graduate students who are prepared to excel in their careers and make meaningful contributions to the field of radiography.
The Chesapeake College Radiologic Sciences Degree Program prepares students to deliver quality radiologic services and patient care, with the goal of qualifying them to sit for the ARRT certifying examination and obtain Maryland licensure as a radiographer.
Upon completion of the program students will:
- Facilitate proficiency in program content and skills through the college’s general education competencies.
- Prepare graduates for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certifying examination.
- Prepare graduates for employment as entry level radiographers.
Student Learning Outcomes
Program faculty believes that learning is an interactive pursuit and that students learn best when provided with an environment conducive to learning that includes a variety of experiences. Lecture, discussion, projects, research, demonstration, supervision, observation, and evaluation in both didactic and clinical programs of study will be employed. Online formats will be provided, when appropriate, to promote independent study and research. The radiologic sciences laboratory, PIXY phantom, audio-visual materials, computer aided instruction, lab practice, articulated and disarticulated skeletons, models, and radiographic images are available to supplement instruction and assure student mastery of material.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Perform competently as an entry level radiographer.
a. Apply knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform radiographic procedures at an entry-level.
2. Demonstrate proper positioning skills.
a. Position the patient properly based on nationally recognized protocols.
3. Apply appropriate technical factors.
a. The student will demonstrate how to modify technical factors for different types of imaging equipment, as well as various patient sizes and conditions.
4. Demonstrate appropriate radiation protection practices.
a. Radiation protection practices will be demonstrated for both the patient, and the radiographer.
5. Evaluate radiographic images appropriately for radiographic quality.
a. The student will critically analyze radiographic images and differentiate between optimal, diagnostic, and repeatable.
b. The student will identify how to correct the radiograph if it is not optimal.
6. Communicate clearly and empathetically to patients and colleagues both orally and in writing.
a. Patient instructions are communicated appropriately based on age and condition.
b. The student demonstrates empathy when interacting with patients.
7. Solve problems within the field of radiology using effective critical thinking skills.
a. Effectively modify positioning and technical protocols in situations that deviate from routine radiography; trauma, geriatric, pediatric, mobile.
The nature of the radiographer’s work in dispensing potentially harmful ionizing radiation commits the faculty to produce graduates who possess the entry-level competencies of a staff radiographer, dedicated to providing for the patient in an empathetic way, and demonstrating professional excellence and responsibility in clinical practice.
Radiologic Sciences Program Policy Manual AY23
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Program Effectiveness Goals
- The program will maintain a 75% retention rate.
- The program will maintain a 95% passing rate on the ARRT examination
- The program will assure that graduates seeking employment will find employment within 6 months of graduation.
- The program will assure that employers are satisfied with graduate’s performance as entry level radiographers.
PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS DATA
The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools accredits Chesapeake College, a regional community college. The College is approved by the Maryland State Board for Higher Education and is authorized to grant the degree of Associate in Applied Sciences.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) promotes excellence in education and elevates the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. The Radiologic Sciences Program at Chesapeake College is accredited by the JRCERT. Accreditation status of 8 years was received in 2019. For more information about the JRC, go to www.jrcert.org.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304
The Chesapeake College Radiologic Sciences Program has an articulation agreement with ECPI (ecpi.edu). For more information, please contact the RSR program director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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