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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, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Il 60606-3182, 312.704.5300. Graduates are eligible take the national certifying examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

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 and demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.
  4. 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 2014
21 students started the program, 17 graduated which resulted in a 81% completion rate.

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

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

Class of 2009
21 students started - 18 graduated - 86% 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 (2009-2014) 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 (obtained a job within 12 months of graduation) is noted for the Class of 2013. Prior to that the program completion rate was calculated within 6 months of graduation. When the current data is averaged over a 5 year period, the rate is 78.8%. 

Class of 2013
10 responses to questionnaire - 8 have employment within 12 months following graduation.
Results in an 80% employment rate. 

Class of 2012
12 responses to questionnaire - 9 have employment within the first months following graduation.
Results in a 75% employment rate of responders. 

Class of 2011
16 responses to questionnaire - 12 have employment within the first months following graduation.
Results in a 88% employment rate of responders. 

Class 2010
19 responses to questionnaire - 14 have employment within the first months following graduation.
Results in a 73% employment rate of responders. 

Class of 2009
18 responses to questionnaire - 14 have employment within the first months following graduation.
Results in a 78% employment rate of responders. 

Student Learning Outcomes

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 and demonstrate critical thinking skills 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
  • Students will communicate effectively.

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

Kimberley Dickey, Secretary
Phone: (740) 351-3006
Fax: (740) 351-3354

kdickey@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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