MISSION OF THE RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM
The mission of the Radiography Program is to provide an allied health curriculum that is supportive in achieving individual student goals as well as professional patient-centered care within the community. To improve the educational base of radiologic science, the curriculum supports the development of professional ethics, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. The curriculum awards an associate degree.
RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM GOALS
- Students will be clinically competent.
- Students will communicate effectively.
- Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Students will demonstrate ethical behavior, to include radiation protection and patient privacy.
- Students will improve knowledge base by participating in professional education activities.\
- The program will graduate entry-level radiographers.
RADIOGRAPHY PROGRAM OUTCOMES
- Students will manipulate equipment in the lab and clinical settings.
- Students will select appropriate technical factors.
- Students will demonstrate positioning skills.
- Students will adapt communication styles to provide age appropriate care.
- Students will build rapport with patients and thoroughly explain procedures.
- Students will demonstrate patient assessment skills.
- Student follow directions effectively and demonstrate good critical thinking skills with proper adaptation to procedures.
- Students will apply knowledge of radiation protection and protective devices in the lab and clinical settings.
- Students will practice knowledge of HIPAA requirements in all clinical sites.
- Students will distinguish between ethical and unethical behaviors in a professional clinical setting.
- Students will recognize the value of continuing education through attending continuing education classes.
- Students will complete the program within 20 months of the start date.
- Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the first attempt.
- Students will be satisfied with their education.
- Employers will be satisfied with the graduate's performance.
- Students seeking employment will be employed within six months post graduation.
Program Effectiveness Data
Five-year Credentialing Examination Pass Rate
2008 – 2012 – 96.0%
Five-year Average Job Placement Rate
2008 – 2012 – 76.0%
Annual Program Completion Rate 2012
The Radiography Program reflects the changing health needs of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and surrounding areas. The curriculum awards an associate degree.
Radiographers are a valuable part of the health care team. They are highly skilled medical imaging professionals that radiograph patients to provide diagnostic information to the Physician. There are many imaging modalities graduate radiographers may practice in, such as: Radiography, Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Sonography, Bone Densitometry, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Cardiovascular Imaging, and Quality Management.
The physical demands and radiography standards of the student radiographer in the clinical sites include:
- Medium strength is required to position patients for examination and treatment.
- Lifting patients or assisting patients on and off of the examination table.
- Standing most of the time (lead aprons may be worn when appropriate).
- Pushing mobile radiographic equipment to sites where examinations must be taken.
- Reaching for and handling film, film holder devices, and machine controls / talking to patients to give instructions and hear instructions from the Radiologist and the Radiographers, and hear replies and questions from the patients.
- Utilize near visual acuity and depth perception to examine exposed film for proper detail.
- Being exposed to infection from disease-bearing patients.
- Being exposed to ionizing radiation. The student will wear proper protective gloves and aprons during certain diagnostic procedures.
Academic program sequencing and fact sheet may be found by CLICKING HERE.
Individual Course Descriptions may be found by CLICKING HERE.
FTCC Competitive Admissions Process includes:
- Accuplacer testing with minimum scores of: Writing-87, Reading-80, and Algebra-80.
- High School - - - Algebra I & II, Chemistry & Biology (Physics is recommended).
- GPA of 2.5 (Grade points as calculated from related courses).
- Attendance at a program overview session.
- Apply through FTCC Counseling Services by January 30th of each year. Quality points will be calculated based on completed high school/college courses.
- 25 students will be selected each year.
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Department Chair: Ms. Anita McKnight, Telephone: (910) 678-8303, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: (910) 678-8264.
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