Radiologic Technology

Mission Statement

In accordance with the mission of URG/RGCC, the Radiologic Technology (RAD) program is designed to prepare students to be competent entry-level radiographers as they enter the profession.  The program will build a solid foundation from which graduates can evolve with the changing radiologic environment to grow into well-respected professionals.

The RAD program curriculum is comprised of courses in biology, sciences, and mathematics to prepare students to enter the workforce as entry-level radiographers (also called radiologic technologists).  Upon graduation from the program, the graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Radiologic Technology and will be eligible to apply for the National Certification Examination in Radiology through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Radiographers are individuals who are specifically trained in delivering ionizing radiation.  The radiographer is responsible for administering contrast agents for better imaging, evaluating radiographs, and applying radiation safety standards at all time.  Radiographers also provide patient education and support and must possess a high level of "people skills."  Radiographers can be employed by hospitals, clinics, mobile imaging units, urgent care centers, and diagnostic imaging centers.

Radiologic Technology Program Goals & Outcomes

GOAL 1:  Radiologic Technology program will meet the needs for the student and communities at large that they serve.

            • Learning Outcomes:
                 o Students will complete the Radiologic technology program.
                 o Graduates will pass the certification examination.
                 o Graduates will indicate overall satisfaction with the program.
                 o Employers will indicate overall satisfaction with the hired graduates.
                 o Graduates will be employed in the field. 

GOAL 2:  Students will demonstrate effective clinical competency.
 
           • Learning Outcomes:
                 o Students will effectively critique radiographic images.
                 o Students will appropriately position patients.
                 o Students will employ quality patient care skills.
                 o Students will incorporate sound ethical conduct into daily responsibilities.

GOAL 3:  Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.

          • Learning Outcomes:
               o Students will be able to present radiographic pathology case studies to their peers.
               o Students will be able to demonstrate sound critical thinking & problem solving skills.
 
GOAL 4: Students will be effective communicators.
 
          •  Learning Outcomes:
                o Students will communicate effectively with non-routine or trauma patients.
                o Students will effectively demonstrate written communication skills.
                o Students will effectively demonstrate verbal communication skills.

GOAL 5: Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.
  
         • Learning Outcomes:

               o Students will develop a career plan.
               o Graduates will become members of a professional organization.
               o Graduates will seek advance degrees or certifications.
 

The Radiologic Technology program has many requirements and is very competitive.  Please view the University of Rio Grande Catalog for more information on acceptance into the Radiologic Technology program, or view our Radiologic Technology FACT Sheet for a brief overview of the program and its requirements; along with a suggested curriculum.  If you have met all requirements and are interested in applying to the RAD program, please print and submit a RAD Application (accepted January 1 - April 1).

The Radiologic Technology Program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents and is accredited by the Joint ReviewCommittee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182. Phone 1.312.704.5300. http://www.jrcert.org

The University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College Radiologic Technology program effectiveness data can be viewed at the link below.

Program Effectiveness Data

General Contact Information
  • Tracey Boggs, M.Ed., R.T. (R) (T)
    RAD Program Director                                                                                       
    740-245-7447 E-mail:  tboggs@rio.edu
  • Chris Barker, M.S., R.T. (R)
    RAD Associate Professor                                                                                   
    740-245-7319 E-mail:  cbarker@rio.edu
  • Admissions 1-800-282-7201