The Vision of the Medical Radiography Program is to provide superior academic opportunities and clinical experiences that ensure Clark College graduates are among the highest qualified radiologic technologists in the industry.
The Medical Radiography Program at Clark College will prepare its graduates to perform as highly skilled members of the healthcare team and provide safe and compassionate patient care in a multitude of clinical settings.
Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
Be clinically competent: Apply positioning skills, demonstrate radiation protection and patient care.
Demonstrate communication skills: Accurately explain procedures, listen attentively and apply age-appropriate communication.
Utilize critical thinking skills: Perform non-routine exams, evaluate image quality and recognize proper procedures for emergency situations.
Demonstrate professionalism: Ethical behavior, a positive attitude in clinical situations, and initiative.
The radiologic technologist conducts herself or himself in a professional
manner, responds to patient needs and supports colleagues and associates
in providingquality patient care. The program adheres to the American
Registry ofRadiologicTechnologists standard of ethics.
The Clark College Medical Radiography Program prepares the successful graduate to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree and take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination. Graduates work in hospitals, clinics and a variety of other health caresettings. Medical Radiographers take radiographs of the human body; and these radiographic images are used to make a diagnosis for the patient and their doctor.