Radiologic Technology Program
The Radiologic Technology program is an intensive program which prepares students to become skilled professionals in performing imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities. Students receive clinical experience in radiology departments of health care affiliates located throughout Northwest and North Central Iowa. The program provides the students with entry level skills consistent with career opportunities nationwide.
After successful completion of the radiology technology program, students are eligible to take a national registry by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. After completing the exam and scoring a 75 percent or higher, students can work as a radiologic technologist in the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
The Iowa Central Community College Radiologic Technology Program has as accreditation status of a full 8-year accreditation with an interim report due in 2022.
The Iowa Central Community College Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Iowa Central Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411, 801-621-7740. Program effectiveness data is available on the JRCERT website and Iowa Central Community College's website.
Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement
The Radiologic Technology program is dedicated to providing quality radiologic technology education to produce qualified, competent entry-level diagnostic Radiographers who are committed to life-long learning and high standards within the profession.
- demonstrate disciplinary competence and/or professional proficiency.
- develop critical thinking skills in planning priorities and providing safe patient care.
- utilize basic communication skills to foster working relationships with individuals, families, and members of the health team.
- practice within the profession’s ethical and legal framework.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply knowledge of anatomy when critiquing an image. (1)
- Develop knowledge when taking a chest radiograph of a patient in a wheelchair. (2)
- Develop a personal philosophy on professionalism. (4)
- Collaborate with team members and patients through effective communication. (3)
- Differentiate accommodating changes in clinical for patients. (3)
- Recognize safe limits of radiology equipment. (4)
- Exercise independent discretion when applying exposure factors. (1)
- Identify ethical responsibilities of the profession. (3/4)
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill for an entry level radiologic technology professional. (1)
Radiologic Technology Program Philosophy
The philosophy of Iowa Central Community College Radiologic Technology program is to provide a quality education that complies with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Sciences. The college recognizes that to achieve a quality educational program, the students must be able to grasp technical and theoretical knowledge and to successfully apply this knowledge in a clinical setting.
The program's philosophy recognizes the importance of professional standards, morals, and ethical obligations to the community when committing itself to an educational program. Development of professional competence, personal growth, and effective patient care will be major areas of concentration in providing the community and the profession with entry level radiographers.
ARRT Examination Pass Rate:
Benchmark: Five-Year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt within 6 months of graduation.
Annual Program Completion Rate:
- The Programs completion rate annual benchmark is 75%
- Annual Program Completion Rate (PCR) - is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length compared with the number of students who initially started with the cohort. The Iowa Central Community College Radiology Technologist Program is a 24-month program, and program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 36 months of beginning with the official class roster date. (10-day count).
As of January 2021, and the new JRCERT standards the annual program completion rate is defined by the following, Iowa Central will continue to use the official class roster or 10-day count as their entry point.
- “The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The program specifies the entry point (e.g., required orientation date, final drop/add date, final date to drop with 100% tuition refund, official class roster date, etc.) used in calculating the program’s completion rate. When calculating the total number of students enrolled in the program (denominator), programs need not consider students who attrite due to nonacademic reasons such as: 1) financial, medical/mental health, or family reasons, 2) military deployment, 3) a change in major/course of study, and/or 4) other reasons an institution may classify as a nonacademic withdrawal.”
Benchmark: Five-Year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months (2021 standards)
The JRCERT has defined "not actively seeking employment" as:
- Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
- Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that require relocation, OR
- Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, OR
- Graduate is on active military duty, OR
- Graduate is continuing education
Iowa Community colleges have developed the following Core Performance Standards for all applicants to Health Care Career Programs. These standards are based upon required abilities that are compatible with effective performance in health care careers. Applicants unable to meet the Core Performance Standards are responsible for discussing the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the designated institutional office. To view the full Iowa Core Performance Standards, click here.
Radiologic Technology Careers
- Health Care Facilities
- Physician’s Office
- Mobile Imaging Companies
- Industrial Plants
- Research Centers
- Government Agencies
- Commercial Sales
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