Radiography

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Program Number: 10-526-1
School Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

Radiography prepares individuals for a career in diagnostic radiology (x-ray) as a radiographer. The radiographer is a technologist who produces images of the human body to aid physicians in the diagnosis of injuries and diseases. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the entry-level certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiography Technologists (ARRT) and may obtain employment in x-ray departments associated with hospitals, medical clinics, veterinary clinics and private offices. Program curriculum focuses on theoretical and applied radiography and includes a clinical experience in a radiographic department. Students learn to use x-ray imaging machines to demonstrate body parts on x-ray films for diagnostic purposes, including diagnostic radiology, bedside and trauma procedures, pediatric radiography and special procedures.

The program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, (phone 312-704-5300) email mail@jrcert.org.

Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$25,481 $54,076

Approximate Costs

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Career Opportunities

  • Radiography Technologist
  • CT Technologist
  • Mammography Technologist
  • MRI Technologist
  • Management

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The Radiography Program has established goals and student learning outcomes in accordance with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Standards. The Moraine Park program establishes benchmarks and utilizes a variety of tools to assess whether student learning outcomes are achieved. Examples of some tools are student assignments, exams and laboratory assessments. Some evaluations of technical skills and professional behavior include monthly evaluations, competency forms, employer and graduate exit surveys.

Goal: The students will be clinically competent and have entry-level employment skills of a radiographer.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will provide effective patient care: taking a complete HX for proper exam.
  2. Students will appropriately position patients for radiographic exams.

Goal: The students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills during radiographic procedures.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Exercise independent judgement to correctly perform radiographic procedures under any non-routine exams.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving using appropriate exposure factors: Manual setting upon measuring pts for spine, abdomen, and pelvis studies.

Goal: The student will demonstrate effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Will use effective written communication skills with patients, in documenting patient HX.
  2. 2nd year students: Will use effective oral communication with the radiologist during Fluoro exams.

Goal: The gaduates will demonstrate professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Exhibit professionalism and a strong work ethic during radiographic procedures and situations.
  2. Will determine the importance of professional development and leadership skills.

Goal: MPTC radiography program will be evaluated for effectiveness annually.

Student Learning Outcome:

  1. The program will retain students enrolled in each class.
  2. The program will have a five-year credentialing examination pass rate.
  3. The program will have a five-year average job placement rate.
  4. Graduates will be satisfied with the MPTC Radiography program.
  5. Student satisfaction.
  6. Employers will be satisfied with the MPTC radiography graduates.

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Clinical Admissions Requirements:


  • Petition Process FAQ (Currently accepted pre-core radiography students, go to myMPTC Student tab for specifics.)
  • 804-107 College Mathematics (3 credits)
  • 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)

Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
526-149 Radiographic Procedures 1 5
526-158 Introduction to Radiography 3
526-159 Radiographic Imaging 1 3
526-168 Radiography Clinical 1 2
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 15
 
Term 2
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
526-170 Radiographic Imaging 2 3
526-191 Radiographic Procedures 2 5
526-192 Radiography Clinical 2 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
Total 15
 
Term 3
526-193 Radiography Clinical 3 3
Total 3
 
Term 4
526-194 Imaging Equipment Operation 3
526-195 Radiographic Quality Analysis 2
526-199 Radiography Clinical 4 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 14
 
Term 5
526-189 Radiographic Pathology 1
526-190 Radiography Clinical 5 2
526-196 Modalities 3
526-197 Radiation Protection and Biology 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total 15
 
Term 6
526-174 ARRT Certification Seminar 2
526-198 Radiography Clinical 6 2
Total 4
 
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 73

Exit Assessment

Clinicals and an Accrediting Outcomes Checklist are the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

Radiography Mission
To provide the medical community with entry-level Radiologic Technologists competent to perform diagnostic medical radiography, along with the ability to successfully complete the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Consistent with the institutional mission, the program is committed to the development of the student's educational and professional growth. These students shall utilize continuing education as a means of maintaining those skills. The program integrates both general and technical education to ensure that graduates can meet the multiple demands of rapidly changing technology in the medical field.

Program Effectiveness Data

In addition to the goals and student learning outcomes listed elsewhere on this site, the performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, http://bit.ly/1qV71Mk). Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate. Explanations of these measures and program data that correspond with the annual report most recently submitted to the JRCERT are noted below. This information can also be obtained at www. jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data. Questions about the program effectiveness data should be directed to the Program Manager.

The radiography program's 2013 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2013
This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program's completion rate for 2013 was 92%.  Accepted 12 students and 11 completed  the program in 2013.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2009 through 2013
This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2009 through 2013 is 84%. Forty- three of the fifty-one graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate - 2009 through 2013
This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program's job placement rate as an average from the years 2009 through 2013 is 84%. Thirty-six of the forty-three that passed the ARRT Boards obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation.