Program Mission

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare competent, certified radiographers to help meet entry-level needs of employers of the health care community in Southwest's service area. This program offers an opportunity to develop skills necessary to assure comprehension, application, and evaluation of clinical information; competent clinical proficiency; and acceptable professional behavior in their roles as medical radiographers. Upon completing degree requirements, students may sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The program is accredited by the:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite, 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-2901

JRCERT can be reached by calling 312-704-5300 or emailing

Program Goals and Outcomes

In support of its mission statement, the program has established the following goals and outcomes:

Goal: Students will be qualified, competent, entry-level radiographers.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate proper patient positioning
  • Students will select appropriate radiographic techniques
  • Students will practice radiation protection

Goal: Students will apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to adapt positioning for trauma patients
  • Students will demonstrate problem-solving skills for non-routine imaging scenarios

Goal: Students will communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills
  • Students will practice written communication skills

Goal: Students will be provided with a learning environment that promotes professional growth and development.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will identify the roles and benefits of professional organizations
  • Students will recognize professional ethics and obligations


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