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Radiologic Technology (510907)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS

Overview

Mission Statement

The Florence-Darlington Technical College Program of Radiologic Technology is a two year Associate of Science Degree program designed to provide entry-level Radiographers capable of delivering quality health care through a competency based clinical and didactic education. The education provided to the students will develop communication and critical thinking skills while instilling the need for a commitment to life-long learning.

Upon completion of the Radiologic Technology program, students are awarded an AAS (Associate in Applied Science degree) and are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) certification exam.

Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology program is accredited by: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiological Technology (JRCERT) 20 North Wacker Drive Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606 312.704.5300

Our Faculty

Statistics and Facts

100%Job Placement Rate 2015 (17 Graduates)
100%Five (5) Year Average Job Placement Rate
67%Program Completion Rate 2013 (Starting: 21 Completing: 14)
75%Program Completion Rate 2011 (Starting: 20 Completing: 15)
100%Job Placement Rate 2014 (15 Graduates)
81%Program Completion Rate 2015 (Starting: 21 Completing: 17)
100%ARRT Exam Pass Rate 2012 (19 Graduates)
100%ARRT Exam Pass Rate 2015 (17 Graduates)
93%ARRT Exam Pass Rate 2014 (14 Graduates)
100%ARRT Exam Pass Rate 2011 (15 Graduates)
76.4%Five (5) Year Average Program Completion Rate
97%ARRT Exam Five (5) Year Pass Rate (First Attempt)
100%Job Placement Rate 2011 (15 Graduates)
100%Job Placement Rate 2013 (14 Graduates)
86%Program Completion Rate 2012 (Starting: 22 Completing: 19)
93%ARRT Exam Pass Rate 2013 (14 Graduates)
75%Program Completion Rate 2014 (Starting: 20 Completing: 15)
100%Job Placement Rate 2012 (19 Graduates)

In the Real World

What does a Radiographer do?

Radiographers use radiation equipment to produce images of the tissue, organs, bones, and vessels of the body, as prescribed by physicians, to assist in the diagnosis of disease or injury. Radiographers use problem-solving and critical thinking skills to perform medical imaging procedures. They must be able to communicate effectively with patients, other health professionals and the public. The radiographer must display competence and compassion in meeting the special needs of the patient. Additional duties may include evaluating radiologic equipment, providing patient education, and managing a medical imaging department.

Radiographers are employed in health care facilities including specialized imaging centers, urgent care clinics, and private physician offices. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2005 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median annual income for radiologic technologists is approximately $42,300. The projected growth in job opportunities for radiologic technologists will be in the 28% range over the next decade.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Program Outcomes

  1. 90% of graduates will take and pass the ARRT Credentialing Examination on the first attempt
  2. 80% of students who enter the Radiologic Technology program will complete it
  3. 90% of students actively seeking employment, will be employed within 12 months of graduation
  4. 90% of employers of FDTC Radiologic Technology graduates will be satisfied or very satisfied with their employee on the follow up employee survey
  5. 95% of FDTC Radiologic Technology graduates will be satisfied or very satisfied with their education on the post-graduation survey

Radiologic Technology Program Student Learning Objectives At graduation, Radiologic Technology graduates will

Communication

Communicate effectively with a variety of patients from culturally diverse backgrounds, in addition to the health care team.

Professionalism

Exhibit ethical and professional values that mirror the JRCT Code of Ethics in a variety of situations.

Critical Thinking

Integrate knowledge to plan, implement, evaluate, and document radiographs to address individual patient needs.

Quality and Safety

Perform radiologic procedures according to industry quality standards while maintaining optimal radiation safety practices

Life-Long Learning

Demonstrate ability to self-assess the knowledge that is required for life-long learning.

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