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The radiology program at MDCC has been accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology since 1982. To be accredited a program must demonstrate compliance with educational standards developed by professionals in the field. These standards are also recognized and approved by organizations which sponsor the accreditation process. This accreditation agency bases its surveys on a voluntary peer-review system. Although program accreditation is not mandated, some programs choose to circumvent the process by having this type of accreditation. MDCC is regionally accredited through the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Effectiveness data for the program is available on the JRCERT and MDCC websites.
The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to provide students the opportunity to obtain the academic foundation, technical skills, and professional background in radiological sciences to perform as a qualified radiographer upon graduation.
Goals of the Radiology Program
Goal #1 Students will be clinically competent.
1.1 The student will apply technical skills without guidance.
1.2 The student will assess patient's needs for motion and comfort.
Goal # 2: Students will communicate effectively.
2.1 The student will use effective oral communications.
2.2 The student will practice written communication skills.
Goal #3 Students will use critical thinking skills.
3.1 The student will effectively evaluate radiographic images.
3.2 The student will synthesize a situational question on a written test.
Goal #4: The students will model professionalism.
4.1 Students will demonstrate professionalism in the clinical environment.
4.2 Students will recognize unethical behaviour.
Goal # 5: Graduates will successfully write the American Registry of Radiologic Technology
5.1 Graduates will be able to pass the ARRT examination.
Goal # 6: The program will be effective in the education process.
6.1 Of those pursing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 6 months post graduation.
6.2 Students will complete the program within 25 months.
6.3 Students will be satisfied with their education.
6.4 Employers will be satisfied with the graduates performance.