Radiologic Technology

Graduates of the Radiologic Technology Program at Shawnee State University earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program covers six academic semesters that combine classroom instruction and clinical experience. All classroom instruction is held at the University while clinical experience is gained at one or more of the nine medical centers located throughout the Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky area.

The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Il 60606-3182, (312) 704-5300, fax: (312) 704-5304. http://www.jrcert.org

Graduates are eligible take the national certifying examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. https://www.arrt.org

Mission Statement

In keeping with the mission of the University and the Department of Health Sciences, the Radiologic Technology Program seeks to educate applicants to become competent and responsible radiologic technologists, who deliver the highest quality patient care. In addition, the program fosters professionalism, personal growth, and self-actualization.

Program Goals

  1. The program will continuously monitor its effectiveness.
  2. Students will be clinically competent.
  3. Students will communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  4. Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities.
  5. Students will demonstrate professionalism.

Accreditation

As part of the JRCERT accreditation requirements, the program is responsible for significant assessment activity. JRCERT requires the program to share some of the results of that activity with the community in which we work and in which our graduates work. As part of this requirement the Radiologic Technology Program at Shawnee State University would like to share the following information:

Program Completion Rate

Class of 2015

19 students started the program, 18 graduates which resulted in a 95% completion rate

The following information is data gathered for assessment from previous years:

Class of 2014

21 students started the program, 17 graduated which resulted in an 81% completion rate.

Class of 2013

19 students started the program, 13 graduated which resulted in a 68.4% completion rate.

Class of 2012

21 students started - 15 graduated - 71.4% completion rate

Class of 2011

21 students started - 18 graduated - 85.7% completion rate

Class 2010

23 students started - 23 graduated - 100% completion rate

Average Score on American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Certification Examination

The average of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist certification examination averaged over the previous 5 yers (2010-2014) is 92.8%.

Class of 2014

17 graduates took the ARRT Examination and 16 passed on first attempt. This is a 94% pass rate.

Class of 2013

13 graduates took the ARRT Examination and 10 passed on first attempt. This is a 77% pass rate.

Class of 2012

15 graduates took the ARRT Examination and 14 passed on first attempt. This is a 93% pass rate.

Class of 2011

18 graduates took the ARRT Examination and 18 passed on first attempt. This is a 100% pass rate.

Class 2010

23 graduates took the ARRT Examination and 23 passed on first attempt. This is a 100% pass rate.

Class of 2009

18 graduates took the ARRT Examination and 18 passed on first attempt. This is a 100% pass rate.

Job Placement Rate

The average job placement rate includes students who were employed as a Radiographer within 12 months of graduation from the program. Only includes students actively pursuing employment compared to student who obtained a radiographer position. Averaged over the previous 5 years it equals 70%.

Class of 2014

16 graduates actively pursuing employment and 10 had positions within 12 months following graduation. 62.5% employment rate

Class of 2013

12 graduates actively pursuing employment and 7 had positions within 12 months following graduation. 58.3% employment rate

Class of 2012

15 graduates actively pursuing employment and 10 had positions within 12 months following graduation. 66.7% employment rate 

Class of 2011

18 graduates actively pursuing employment and 14 had positions within 12 months following graduation. 77.7% employment rate

Class of 2010

23 graduates actively pursuing employment and 18 had positions within 12 months following graduation. 78.3% employment rate.

*Data obtained from on-line sources.

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal: The Program will continuously monitor its effectiveness.

  • Students will pass their certification examination.
  • Graduates will be effective entry-level radiographers
  • Students will be satisfied with the program

Goal: Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

  • Students will demonstrate proper positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate proper selection fo exposure factors.
  • Students will demonstrate good patient care skills.
  • Students will demonstrate good radiation protection skills.

Goal: Students will communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Students will communicate effectively verbally in the clinical setting.
  • Students will communicate effectively verbally in didactic courses.
  • Students will communicate effectively in writing in both didactic and clinical courses

Goal: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

  • Students will perform non-routine procedures effectively.
  • Graduates will exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students will identify errors in radiographic images

Goal: Students will demonstrate professionalism.

  • Students will understand the importance of professional organizations.
  • Students will be professional in their appearance.
  • Students will be professional in their actions.

Radiologic Technology

Contact Information

Radiologic Technology Program
940 Second Street
Health Science Building, Office 150
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Nita Roark, Secretary
Phone: (740) 351-3236
Fax: (740) 351-3354
nroark@shawnee.edu

Career Opportunities

The opportunities for the graduate radiographer are many and varied. Imaging technologists are needed to fill the demands of many medical centers, clinics, doctor's offices and imaging centers. Various shift assignments are available. The Bureau of labor Statistics projects the demand for Radiologic Technologists to grow by 27% or more between 2004 and 2014.

With experience and some additional preparation, the career of a radiographer can advance in several different directions.

  • Mammography
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance
  • Sonography
  • Supervision/Management
  • Education/Research

Or a graduate may enter one of these one or two year programs in Radiologic Technology,

  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Radiation Therapy Technology
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography

A 2004 survey by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists showed that wages averaged about $18 per hour for entry-level radiographers. With experience, additional education or supervisory responsibilities, wages can reach an average of $25 to $30 per hour.

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