Mission Statement & Program Goals


McLennan Community College Radiologic Technology Program's purpose is to prepare radiographers who will contribute to the profession by performing functions related to the needs of the patients as determined by the Radiologist-Supervising Clinician and Attending Physician. The mission of the program is to supply students with didactic and clinical experiences that result in competent and professional entry-level technologists able to meet the medical community's needs. 
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This mission is accomplished through:

  • A structured curriculum with clearly written course syllabi which describes learning objectives and competencies to be achieved for both the didactic and supervised clinical education components.

  • Curriculum content to produce graduates who are both competent and compassionate.

  • Appropriate learning experiences and curriculum sequencing to develop the competencies necessary for graduation.

Program Goals

Goal: Students will graduate and will be qualified to work as entry level Radiologic Technologists.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.

Goal: Graduates will be clinically competent.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will apply positioning skills.

    • Students will adequately determine exposure factors. 

    • Students will be mindful of radiation safety and utilize radiation protection for patients, self, and others.

    • Graduates will demonstrate clinical competence in the workplace.

Goal: Graduates will communicate effectively in the academic and healthcare environment.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will use effective oral communication with clinical staff & patients.

    • Students will practice written communication skills, including research and presentations.

    • Graduates will demonstrate appropriate communication skills with patients and peers in the workplace.

Goal: Graduates will use critical thinking and problem solving skill in the academic and healthcare environment.

  • Student Learning Outcomes:

    • Students will recognize the routine requirement or need to deviate from routine due to patient conditions, equipment limitations or unusual circumstances.

    • Students demonstrate retention of knowledge, ability to apply and transfer learning in the lab or clinical setting.

    • Graduates will be able to apply proper evaluation and analysis information to ensure optimal images are obtained.