Radiography Program Mission Statement, Program Goals, and Outcomes Assessment

 

Mission: The radiography program, as one of the health career programs at Essex County College, is designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population by offering the highest quality education in Radiologic Technology which meets the comprehensive, cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives of the profession.

 

Goal 1: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate skill and competence of an entry-level radiographer. Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate equipment manipulation.
  2. Students will demonstrate clinical competency on progressively more difficult patients.
  3. Students will understand the dangers of ionizing radiation to the patient and appreciate ALARA principles.

Goal 2: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with diverse ethno-cultural patients and other health care professionals. Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will interpret and respond to patient’s non-verbal and verbal needs.
  2. Students will demonstrate team interaction skills.

Goal 3: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate appropriate problem solving and critical thinking skills in the health care setting. Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will perform successful film evaluation based on grade level.
  2. Students will perform appropriately in roll play scenarios

Goal 4: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate appropriate behavior in providing quality patient care. Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will learn and apply appropriate patient care.
  2. Students will demonstrate professional behavior
  3. Students will demonstrate ethical behavior

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Essex County College Program Effectiveness Measures
Outcomes Benchmark Results
Program Completion Rate 75% of the students in the program will graduate within three years Class of 2013 is 87.5%
Graduates of the program will pass the ARRT exam 75% of the graduates taking the exam within 6 months of graduation will pass with a grade of 75 or higher. The 5 year pass rate will be at least 80%. Pass rate 5 year average for Class of 2009 – 2013 is 94%
Graduates will be employed within 12 months of program completion (1 year) 75% of graduates seeking employment will be employed within 12 months of program completion Employment rate 5 year average for Class of 2009 – 2013 is 89%

Class of 2013 – 93% job placement rate

Program effectiveness data can also be found on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website at http://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/summary/programannualreportlist.aspx

 

PAST RESULTS:

 

  • Class of 2013
    • 24 Students accepted into the program fall 2011
    • 20 Students graduate program within 2 years
    • 1 Student graduates program within 3 years (began fall 2010) – 3 year retention rate 87.5%
    • 1 Student resigned voluntarily
    • 3 Students unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 21 (21 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 18 pass on the first attempt – 86% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 21 graduates, 19 have ARRT within 6 months, 19 have ARRT within 12 months
    • N = 19 (5 Graduates not seeking employment)
    • N = 14 (13 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 13 / 14 (93% job placement rate within 12 months)

 

  • Class of 2012
    • 28 Students accepted into the program fall 2010
    • 19 Students graduate program within 2 years
    • 3 Students graduate program within 3 years (began fall 2009) – 3 year retention rate 78.5%
    • 5 Students resign voluntarily
    • 4 Students unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 22 (22 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 22 pass on the first attempt – 100% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 22 graduates, 22 have ARRT within 12 months
    • N = 22 (3 Graduates not seeking employment)
    • N = 19 (3 Graduates unable to locate/contact after several attempts)
    • N = 16 (13 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 13 / 16 (81% job placement rate within 12 months )

 

  • Class of 2011
    • 30 Students accepted into the program fall 2009
    • 18 Students graduate program within 2 years – 3 year retention rate 60%
    • 6 Students resign voluntarily
    • 6 Students unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 16 (16 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 13 pass on the first attempt – 81% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 18 Graduates, 13 have ARRT within 12 months
    • N = 13 (4 Graduates not seeking employment)
    • N = 9 (1 Graduates unable to locate/contact after several attempts)
    • N = 8 (7 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 7 / 8 (87.5% job placement within 12 months)

 

  • Class of 2010
    • 30 Students accepted into the program fall 2008
    • 24 Students graduate program within 2 years – 3 year retention rate 80%
    • 3 Students resign voluntarily
    • 3 Students unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 24 (23 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 23 pass on the first attempt – 100% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 24 graduates, 23 have ARRT within 12 months
    • N = 23 (7 Graduates not seeking employment)
    • N = 16 (4 Graduates unable to locate/contact after several attempts)
    • N = 12 (11 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 11 / 12 (91.6% job placement within 12 months)

 

  • Class of 2009
    • 24 Students accepted into the program fall 2007
    • 18 Students graduate program within 2 years – 3 year retention rate 75%
    • 5 Students resign voluntarily
    • 1 Student unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 18 (18 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 18 pass on the first attempt – 100% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 18 Graduates, 18 have ARRT within 12 months
    • N = 18 (3 Graduates not seeking employment)
    • N = 15 (4 Graduates unable to locate/contact after several attempts)
    • N = 11 (10 Graduates employed within 12 months)
    • 10 / 11 (90.9 % job placement within 12 months)

Contact Information

Mary Ellen Carpenter
Program Coordinator
Division of Nursing & Allied Health
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973.877.3293