Radiologic Technology | Mercy College

Radiologic Technology

Program Information

Overview
It is a belief that the education of radiologic technologists is responsive to national and community trends. Changes in society influence the values and expectations placed upon healthcare professionals and institutions. The needs and influences of society and new technology impact the delivery of medical care and the continued development of radiologic technologists.
 
The program strives to set realistic and achievable goals/objectives for each student based on professional standards. The goal is to produce a competent practitioner who can function in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
 
Education is a continuous process through which learners develop knowledge, skills and attitudes resulting in cognitive, affective and psychomotor changes. The faculty facilitates the teaching/learning process through the sequential presentation of concepts, theories and experiential activities within an environment that promotes mutual trust, critical thinking and self-development.
 
Mission Statement
To educate and prepare students for entry-level Radiologic Technology positions as compassionate, competent health care professionals.

Program Goals
To develop graduates who:
1. Demonstrate clinical competence in performing diagnostic radiographic procedures in a compassionate, professional manner.
2. Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills in radiography.
3. Employ effective oral and written communication skills.
4. Understand the importance of continuous learning, professional development and Christian values.
5. To develop graduates who meet the needs of the healthcare community as employable radiographers.

Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program, the graduate will be able to:
  1. Produce diagnostic quality radiographs.
  2. Apply radiation protection to patients, self, and others.
  3. Provide age-appropriate patient care and comfort.
  4. Function effectively in a variety of clinical situations.
  5. Evaluate radiographic images for appropriate quality.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the classroom and clinical settings.
  7. Practice professional behaviors and understand the need for continuous professional education.
  8. Understand the Code of Ethics for Radiologic Technologists and integrate Christian values with clinical practice.
  9. Perform at entry-level expectations.
  10. Successfully complete the radiography program and obtain employment.