Mission

The mission of Merced College Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Program is to promote student success by providing a continually - improving educational program that prepares graduat es to competently practice radiography at the entry level.

Goals & Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) 

Fulfillment of the program’s mission is assessed by the degree to which the program achieves the following goals and program student learning outcomes.

Goal 1: Students will communicate effectively.

Outcome 1A: Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.

Outcome 1B: Student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills with communities of interests.

Goal 2: Students will a pply clinical reasoning skills in their daily practice.

Outcome 2A: Students will perform non - routine procedures.

Outcome 2B: Students wil l critique radiographic images to determine their diagnostic acceptability.

Goal 3: Student will perform successfully as entry level radiographers.

Outcome 3A: Students will effectively position patient.

Outcome 3B: Students will provide quality patient care.

Outcome 3C: Students will utilize their technical knowledge to produce quality image.

Outcome: 3D: Students will employ effective radiation protection measures for the patients and healthcare team

Goal 4: Students will p erform as competent radiographers assimilating all professional, ethical, and legal principles.

Outcome 4A: Students will demonstrate professional work ethics.

Outcome 4B: Students will demonstrate an awareness and support for continued professional development.

Aggregate Program Outcomes

To measure success, Merced College’s Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Program expects to attain the following aggregate program outcomes:

  1. Seventy - five percent of each student cohort will complete the twenty - nine month program.
  2. The pass rate of first - time ARRT test takers will be at or above eighty - five percent.
  3. Eight - five percent of returned graduate surveys will report satisfied or very satisfied with the education they received in Merced’s Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Program.
  4. Eighty percent of graduates will be working in a Radiologic Technology posi tion or enrolled in an ancillary modality program or higher degree radiography program within six months of work eligibility.
  5. Eighty - five percent of returned employer surveys sent out to affiliate clinical facilities will report agree or strongly agree the education the new graduates received at Merced’s Diagnostic Radiologic Technology Program provided them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to perform well on initial employment.