Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Philosophy
Radiography is an area of medicine which involves the use of ionizing radiation to produce radiographs. Radiography is a diagnostic tool that is both an art and a science. Art and science must be effectively combined to produce a diagnostic image of the patient for interpretation by a physician for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illnesses.

While enrolled in the Radiography Program, students receive instruction through classroom lecture, laboratory exercises as well as practical experience at clinical education settings under direct supervision of qualified radiographers. The curriculum followed in the Radiography Program is designed and adopted by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Upon Radiography Program completion, students are prepared to enter the dynamic and diverse field of radiography. Some students may choose to pursue advanced imaging modalities such as CT or MRI at this time.

The program is dedicated to deliver education of the highest standards which will facilitate professional growth and life-long learners in this ever-changing health care field.
-May 2010

Mission Statement
The mission of the Radiography Program at Hillsborough Community College is to prepare students to be competent, professional, entry-level radiographers. The Program empowers students to excel and succeed in the profession by providing a strong foundation as a core for life-long learning.
-February 2012

1. Students will be able to demonstrate clinical competence.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will apply appropriate positioning skills.
• Students will select appropriate technical factors.
• Students will practice radiation protection.

2. Students will effectively demonstrate appropriate communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will have the knowledge and ability to communicate effectively.
• Students will demonstrate appropriate written communication skills.

3. Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will adapt radiographic procedure to patient’s condition without undue hesitation.
• Students will apply proper sequencing of positions.

4. Students will conduct themselves in a manner promoting professionalism.
Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner concerning the patient.
• Students will demonstrate professionalism at clinical settings.

-January 2014