Associate of Science in Radiography

Application

Applicants to the Radiography Program should have an interest and ability in the life, physical and behavioral sciences and should possess a desired contribution to health care. Students are chosen on the basis of academic ability and interest.

Graduates of the Radiography Program are expected to ethically respond to the needs of their patients with technical competence and compassion. They are aware of the need to update their knowledge and skill through active participation in professional societies, continuing education activities and lifelong learning.

The faculty believes educational opportunities should be provided in the preparation of technologists for entry level positions into the field of radiography. The curriculum for the associate of science degree in radiography is designed to meet the standards of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and to provide a foundation in liberal arts and science for personal growth.

Educational objectives are developed to provide an atmosphere that combines didactic instruction in the technical components of radiography with appropriate clinical experiences. As the student progresses through the program, opportunities are provided which allow for the assumption of increased responsibility for patient care to foster independence. Achievement of program goals and learning outcomes are assessed using a variety of methods to ensure effective student preparation for a career in radiography and to ensure program achievement of the JRCERT Standards for course completion, graduation, national registry examination success and job placement.

Faculty members are chosen for their demonstrated professional ability and academic preparation. Dedicated to improving radiologic science as a profession, they are committed to expanding their own teaching and professional abilities.

Indiana Requirements to Practice A State license is required to operate an X-ray machine.  The State accepts ARRT credentials to satisfy educational requirements.  Student radiographers must also obtain a student permit from the Indiana State Department of Health. 


Mission Statement

The Radiography Science Program at Indiana University Kokomo upholds the mission statement of IU Kokomo by the preparation of highly qualified, entry level Radiographers and partnering with a variety of health providers to strengthen the economic and cultural vitality of the region.  As a health related science, Radiography is dedicated to the health and welfare of the patient through the diagnosis of disease.  The program will meet the radiologic health needs and expectations of the communities in its region through partnerships in clinical education with regional healthcare facilities.


Indiana University Kokomo Mission Statement

The mission of Indiana University Kokomo, a regional campus of Indiana University, is to enhance the educational and professional attainment of the residents of North Central Indiana by providing a wide range of bachelor’s degrees, and a limited number of masters and associate degrees. IU Kokomo is further dedicated to enhancing research, creative work, and other scholarly activity and to strengthening the economic and cultural vitality of the region through a variety of partnerships and programs.

Philosophy

The faculty believes that educational opportunities should be provided in the preparation of technologists for entry level positions into the field of radiography. The curriculum for the associate of science degree in radiography is designed to meet the standards of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and to provide a foundation in liberal arts and science for personal growth.

Educational objectives are developed to provide an atmosphere that combines didactic instruction in the technical components of radiography with appropriate clinical experiences. As the student progresses through the educational program, opportunities are provided which allow for the assumption of increased responsibility for patient care to foster independence. Achievement of program goals and learning outcomes are assessed using a variety of methods to ensure effective student preparation for a career in radiography and to ensure program achievement of the JRCERT Standards for course completion, graduation, national registry examination success and job placement.

Faculty members are chosen for their demonstrated professional ability and academic preparation. Dedicated to improving radiologic science as a profession, they are committed to expanding their own teaching and professional abilities.

Applicants to the Radiography Program should have an interest and ability in the life, physical and behavioral sciences and should posses a desired contribution to health care. Students are chosen on the basis of academic ability and interest.

Graduates of the Radiography Program are expected to ethically respond to the needs of their patients with technical competence and compassion. They are aware of the need to up-date their knowledge and skill through active participation in professional societies, continuing education activities and lifelong learning.

Goals for Radiography Program

  • To provide the regional (north Central Indiana) medical community with entry level radiographers who display professionalism
  • To provide students opportunities that will allow them to communicate effectively
  • To provide students opportunities that will allow them to think critically and solve problems
  • To provide educational experiences that produce clinically competent individuals prepared for employment as entry level radiographers

Student Learning Outcomes

The Radiography Program and Indiana University Kokomo has established student outcomes that we expect from our graduates.  These outcomes are as follows:

1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of and practice radiation protection methods in accordance to ALARA guidelines.

2. Students demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors according to the ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) Code of Ethics while in the clinical education setting.

3. Students will be able to perform basic patient care skills.

4. Students will be able to communicate effectively and apply interpersonal skills with patients, peers, physicians, and other vital members of the healthcare team.

5. Students will operate complex radiographic equipment to produce quality images.

6. Students will deomstrate positioning skills in the clinical area which allows the student to work in routine, emergency, and trauma situations while completing the procedure with speed and accuracy.

7. Students will be able to organize medical information per clinical education setting protocols.

8. Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills to increase efficiency in the performance of radiographic examinations.

9. Students will be able to asses the patient's condition, interpret medical data, and assist the Radiologist/physician by communicating data and assisting with procedures.

Program Effectiveness Assessment Data 2013-2014 (PDF)

Program Effectiveness Data 2012-2013 (PDF)

The Radiography program is accredited by:

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Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850

Chicago, IL 60606-3182

(312) 704-5300
http://www.jrcert.org