Program Effectiveness/ Mission and Goals

Mission Statement

Owensboro Community and Technical College Radiography programs mission is to provide a quality education to our students. We strive to (1) produce academically and clinically competent radiographers who will provide quality healthcare to their community and (2) foster and support life-long learning by sustaining the mission statement of the institution.

Program Goals

  1. Students will have the necessary skills to function as competent entry-level radiographers.
    • Outcomes:
      1. Students will apply positioning skills.
      2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of radiation protection.
      3. Students will select appropriate technical factor.
  2. Students will effectively demonstrate the ability to think critically.
    • Outcomes
      1. Students will be able to critique images.
      2. Students will perform non-routine procedures.
  3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
    • Outcomes
      1. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills with patients.
      2. Students will effectively demonstrate written skills through class assignments.
      3. Students will effectively demonstrate verbal presentation skills.
  4. Students will demonstrate professionalism.
    • Outcomes
      1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of professional organizations.
      2. Students will demonstrate professional behavior
      3. Students will project a professional image when making a presentation.

Program Outcomes

Year

National Registry Exam results

Retention Rate

Job Placement Rate

2010

7 students sat for their board exam and 7 passed on first attempt with a pass rate of 100% and the class average was 88%.

13 students started the program and 7 completed. The retention rate was 53.8%.

7 out of 7 students were employed in their field of study within 1 year of graduation. 100% job placement rate.

2011

10 students sat for their board exam and 10 passed on first attempt with a pass rate of 100% and the class average was 88%.

15 students started the program and 10 completed. The retention rate was 66.7 %.

10 out of 10 students were employed in their field of study within 1 year of graduation 100% job placement rate.


2012

12 students sat for their board exam and 12 passed on first attempt with a pass rate of 100% and the class average was 88%.

14 students started the program and 12 completed. The retention rate was 85.7%.

12 out of 12 students were employed in their field of study within 1 year of graduation. 100% job placement rate.

2013

8 students sat for their board exam and 8 passed on first attempt with a pass rate of 100% and the class average was 91%.

12 students started the program and 8 completed. The retention rate was 66.7%

8 out of 8 students were employed in their field of study within 1 year of graduation. 100% job placement rate.

2014


10 students sat for their National Board Exam (ARRT) and 10 students passed on the first attempt. Class average for the boards was 85%.


15 students started the program in fall of 2012, 10 students completed the program in spring of 2014.The retention rate was 66.6%.

9 out of 10 students were employed within their field of study within 1 year of graduation. Job placement rate was 90%. One student returned to school for MRI/CT education.

 

2015

9 students sat for their National Board Exam (ARRT) and 9 students passed on the first attempt. Class average for the boards was 89%.

15 students started the program in Fall of 2013, 9 students completed the program in Spring of 2015. The retention rate was 60%.

9 out of 9 students were employed within their field of study within 1 year of graduation. Job placement rate was 100%.

2016

11 students sat for their board exam and 11 passed on first attempt with a pass rate of 100% and the class average was 90.1%.

15 students started the program and  10 completed. The retention rate was 67 %.

10 out of 10 students had employment in their field of study within 6 months of graduation.


5 Year Average


100%

67%

5 year average 100%