Goals and Registry Mission Statement To provide the Del Mar College Radiologic Technology Program students with a fully accredited program of education of the highest quality in order to prepare them with the current knowledge and skills necessary to enter the field of diagnostic medical imaging as competent, entry-level radiographers, and to continue their education beyond the Radiologic Technology Program. This will be accomplished through didactic courses, laboratory participation, and clinical experiences. GOALS The Del Mar College Radiologic Technology Program has four goals as follow;Goal #1 Students will develop current knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of the community and enter the field of diagnostic medical imaging as competent, entry-level radiographers.Goal #2Students will develop effective communication skills.Goal #3Students will demonstrate professional practices and evaluate the importance of professional growth and life-long learning.Goal #4Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skillsThe curriculum leads to the Associate in Applied Science degree, and graduates are eligible to apply for the national registry examination. Upon successful completion of the program and the registry examination, students may practice as registered radiologic technologists, apply for State certificate required by the State of Texas, and they are eligible to continue their education for a bachelors degree at upper-level colleges. REGISTRY ELIGIBILITY A student must pass both the classroom and clinical components of a course in order to receive a passing grade.Any or all of the general education courses listed in the curriculum may be taken prior to admission to the Radiologic Technology program. All education requirements must be completed in order for a student to be registry eligible. Student Learning Outcomes: The student shall be competent in the following areas at the end of radiography curriculum Students will be able to properly operate stationary and mobile radiographic equipment. Students will practice appropriate positioning skills. Students will apply appropriate technical factors. Students will demonstrate appropriate radiation protection and safety for patients, self, and others. Students will develop appropriate oral communication skills in patient care. Students will produce exceptional, diagnostic quality images. Students will be able to apply image analysis techniques. Students will be able to identify methods to prevent workplace hazards. Students will determine the importance of continued professional development and demonstrate behaviors that are expected in the professional practice.