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    Video: Radiography

    Program Number: 10-526-1
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Fond du Lac
    This program is eligible for financial aid
    Full-Time Enrollment Only

    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 Radiologic 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 Median Salary for Recent Graduates

    • $44,231

    Approximate Costs

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • Carryout the production and evaluation of radiographic images.
    • Apply computer skills in the radiographic clinical setting.
    • Practice radiation safety principles.
    • Provide quality patient care.
    • Model professional and ethical behavior consistent with the A.R.R.T. Code of Ethics.
    • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the practice of diagnostic radiography.

    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 student demonstrates the ability to utilize soft skills when interacting with patients

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    1. Student demonstrates the ability to interact effectively with patients, colleagues, healthcare professionals, and visitors.
    2. Communications interaction is appropriate
    3. Courteously and professionally responds to the patient’s medical needs
    4. Students will demonstrate role playing on different social skills, behaviors on patients and technologists

    Goal: The student strives to demonstrate self confidence

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    1. Determines the diagnostic quality of a finished radiograph
    2. Demonstrates a positive take-charge, in control attitude
    3.  Demonstrates a critical thinking approach to problem solving

    Goal: The students will identify areas of concern and look for ways to grow as a professional in the field

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    1. Student actively seeks feedback and suggestions
    2. Student recalls previous instruction

    Goal: The graduates will demonstrate professionalism and keep up to date with current trends

    Student Learning Outcomes:

    1. Students will be able to analyze the opportunities for career path options
    2. First year students will determine the importance of ARRT Ethics codes

    Goal: MPTC radiography program will be evaluated for effectiveness annually

            Program Goals:

    1. Students will remain enrolled in the Radiography program.
    2. Students will have a five-year credentialing examination pass rate.
    3. Students will be employed following program completion.
    4. Students will be satisfied with the MPTC Radiography program.
    5. Student satisfaction with clinical experience.
    6. Employers will be satisfied with the MPTC Radiography graduates.

    Admission Process

    1. Visit the Admissions Page for details
    2. In addition to standard admissions, this program also has:
      1. Health Requirements   
      2. Criminal Background Check   

    Clinical/Core Admissions Requirements:


    • Petition Process. Any questions, feel free to contact Ronaldo Cordeiro, Academic Advisor, at 920-924-6376.
    • 804-107 College Mathematics (3 credits)
    • 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)

    Courses

    Number Title Crs
    Semester 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
     
    Semester 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
     
    Semester 3
    526-193 Radiography Clinical 3 3
    Total 3
     
    Semester 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
    809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
    Total 14
     
    Semester 5
    526-189 Radiographic Pathology 1
    526-190 Radiography Clinical 5 2
    526-196 Modalities 3
    526-197 Radiation Protection and Biology 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    Total 12
     
    Semester 6
    526-174 ARRT Certification Seminar 2
    526-198 Radiography Clinical 6 2
    Total 4
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 70

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Program Guide

    For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

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

    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, www.jrcert.org, email: mail@jrcert.org. 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 2018 annual report to the JRCERT reflected the following:

    Completion Rate - January 1 through December 31, 2017
    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 2017 was 79%. Accepted 14 students and 11 completed  the program in 2017.

    Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2013 through 2017
    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 2013 through 2017 is 88%. Fifty-two of the fifty-nine graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on the first attempt.

    Job Placement Rate - 2013 through 2017
    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 2013 through 2017 is 98%. Fifty-four of the fifty-five that passed the ARRT Boards obtained employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.