Program Mission and Goals Radiography

Program Mission

The mission of the Associate of Science in Radiography (ASR) Program is to provide an educational program that prepares individuals for a career in the radiography profession with a commitment to lifelong learning and service in the community.

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will

  • practice proper radiation protection
  • apply correct positioning skills

Goal 2: Students will exhibit effective communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will

  • demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical setting
  • practice written communication skills
  • demonstrate oral communication skills

Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will

  • appropriately critique radiographic images
  • demonstrate ability to practice critical thinking
  • be able to critically think in the clinical setting

Goal 4: Students will establish and develop professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students will

  • integrate leadership skills and construct professional practices.
  • practice professionalism.

Program Philosophy

The faculty of the ASR program believes in the dignity and worth of a holistic being. As a unique individual with basic human needs, we interact with family, community, and society while striving for equilibrium and dynamic stability along the health-illness continuum.

Radiography is an art and applied science, the purpose of which is to promote, preserve, and restore the wellbeing of the individual, family, community, and society. The practice of professional radiography integrates ethical and legal principles into the radiography process for the provision of bio-psychosocial and spiritual care.

Education is a progressive, systematic process that fosters the development of individual ethical, moral, intellectual, and psychomotor potentials. Learning within the educational process is the continuous and cumulative acquisition of knowledge and skills, which results in a change of behavior. Learning is an active process that is dependent upon student readiness, motivation and prior experiences within the guidelines of mutually determined goals.

The purpose of the ASR program is to develop qualified radiographers, responsive to and involved in society. Radiography correlates academic and clinical experiences by incorporation of early, continuous meaningful involvement in actual health care settings. The responsibility of the faculty in these settings is to provide direction, goals, and experiences suitable to the learning needs of the student, governed by the policies of the program.

Each student is a unique individual who learns best in a cooperative student-faculty environment where the student assumes the primary responsibility for learning. We further believe that it is the responsibility of the faculty to create and maintain an environment conducive to holistic student development including attitude, values, skills, and habits needed to live and contribute as citizens in our changing society.

Our ASR program provides the community with a graduate prepared to function as a professional radiographer in health care facilities. The faculty and students have a responsibility to be aware of the health care needs of the community and to assist in meeting these needs.

To this end, the program, including faculty, students, and administrative personnel, hold a commitment to progressive, personal, and professional involvement in society.