Accreditation

Accreditation

St. Kate's radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606, (312) 704-5300. www.JRCERT.org. Additional information detailing program effectiveness statistics can be found on their website.

Licensure

Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the national certification exam, offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Program Mission

The mission of the radiography program is to help students master concepts and techniques through a careful blend of liberal arts, professional courses and clinical education in a learning environment that is structured to promote student development and success.

Program Goals

  1. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
    Outcomes:
    • Students will correctly set technical factors to compensate for non-routine patients.
    • Students will use alternative positioning methods when the standard procedure is not possible.
  2. Students will communicate with patients and co-workers with dignity and courtesy; respecting differing values, cultures and beliefs.
    Outcomes:
    • Students will demonstrate cultural competence.
    • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
  3. Students will graduate from the program with the skills needed to be a competent radiographer.
    Outcomes:
    • Students will select appropriate technical factors.
    • Students will correctly position patients.
  4. Students will demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical site.
    • Students will exude positive attitudes.
    • Students will exhibit dependability.

Program Effectiveness Data

  • 5 year average (2009-2013)
    • Program Completion Rate - 80% (127 of 158 students)
    • ARRT Pass Rate - 87% (101 of 117 students)
    • Job Placement rate - 77% (69 graduates employed of 90 graduates actively seeking employment)
  • Annual data (2013)
    • Program Completion Rate - 81% (29 of 36 students)
    • ARRT Pass Rate - 97% (31 of 32 students)
    • 2012 Job Placement Rate - 89% (31 graduates employed of 35 graduates actively seeking employment)

Technical Standards

Visual Acuity:

  1. Observe a patient's condition from across a room
  2. Read various sizes of print located on equipment and computers
  3. Evaluate different shades of gray on radiographic images

Hearing:

  1. Engage in a normal volume conversation from a distance of 20 feet
  2. Recognize and respond to alarms from patient care equipment, x-ray equipment, or computers
  3. Communicate with patients or coworkers when background noise is high

Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination:

  1. Lift up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis
  2. Prolonged standing (80% of the day)
  3. Prolonged walking (80% of the day)
  4. Pushing/pulling of equipment (up to 35 pounds)
  5. Bending and reaching
  6. Grasp small objects and adjust small dials and switches
  7. Assist with transferring patients

Reasonable Accommodation

Accommodations: Students with disabilities who believe they may need an accommodation are encouraged to contact the Supportive Services Coordinator to discuss potential accommodations. The Supportive Services Coordinator is located on the third floor of the Education Building, Office 369, and can be reached by telephone at 651-690-8160.

Grading Policies

If no grading scale is listed on a radiography class syllabus, the following scale will be used:

A   93-100
A-  91-92
B+ 89-90
B   85-88
B-  83-84
C+ 81-82
C   80-75
F   Less than 75

See St. Kate's Institutional grading policies »