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Associate of Science in Radiographic Science

Thank you for your interest in the Associate of Science in Radiographic Science Program at Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC). This competitive three-year program is comprised of one year of pre-professional courses and two years of professional clinical courses. The LCSC RS Program prepares students for the national radiography certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The RS Program has affiliations with a number of clinical sites ranging from small clinicals to large regional medical centers, allowing for diverse and rewarding "hands-on" clinical training in a professional environment.

College Accreditation

Lewis-Clark State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities.

Radiographic Science Program Accreditation

The Radiographic Sciences Program received accreditation in May 2013 through the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT posts annual reports of Program Effectiveness for each accredited program on its website. However, it is too soon to look for LCSC Program Effectiveness data there. Additionally, JRCERT standards have been revised, including a requirement that institutions post data measuring Program Effectiveness on their website where it can be easily viewed by the public.  LCSC Program Effectiveness data is located below.

 

Program Effectiveness Data for LCSC 2013 Graduates (*JRCERT defined)  and Our 5 Year Averages

Program

Completion Rate (%)

Examination Pass Rate (%):         LCSC / National

Scaled Score LCSC / National

Job Placement Rate (% of respondents)

Lewis-Clark State College, AS Radiographic Science

76.4 (13/17)

5 year average:

84.6 (66/78)

92 (12/13)  / 89.6

5 year average:

94 (61/65)  / 91.8

83.9  /  84.1

5 year average:

85.3  /  84.8

87.5 (7/8)

5 year average:

93.3

*Definitions:

1. Completion Rate: Number of students completing the program / total number originally accepted into the program. There is no distinction between students who failed and students who decided to change majors for any reason.Definitions:

2. Examination Pass Rate: Percentage of graduates who passed the ARRT National Exam on their first attempt.

3. Job Placement Rate: Defined by JRCERT as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.

Visit the JRCERT website to learn more about program accreditation. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) follows due process upon receipt of a written, signed complaint containing allegations which indicate that an accredited program, or program seeking accreditation, may not be in substantial compliance with the relevant accreditation standards or may not follow JRCERT accreditation policies.

To contact JRCERT:

20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

Curriculum

Curriculum Plan.

General Education Core Requirements

Admission

On this page you will find the documents needed for application to the A.S. Radiographic Science Program.

Read the first several pages of the document carefully. This is where admission criteria and processes are explained. Pay particular attention to the application window, program prerequisites, entrance testing and GPA and other admission requirements.

Submit your completed application to the Division of Nursing & Health Sciences. Professional references (when required) must include both pages, and should be hand delivered, mailed, or faxed to the Division office by the individual completing the form (references should not be submitted by the applicant). You will be contacted if there is a problem with your application. If you have questions, contact your academic advisor or the Nursing & Health Sciences Advising Center (NHS@lcsc.edu).

Radiographic Science Application

Entrance Tests are administered at the Professional Technical Education Center.

Note:  You must have your CNA license prior to application to the program to qualify.  Courses are offered through Workforce Training.

Transfer

We are glad you are interested in Lewis-Clark State College and one of our programs. We welcome transfer students! This page contains links to several documents that may be of assistance to you. If you have questions, contact the Nursing & Health Sciences Advising Center [NHS@lcsc.edu; 208-792-2688]. Thank you.

Entrance Test Information

Nursing & Health Sciences - Transfer Guide

FAQs

Please view our FAQs page.

Mission & Goals

The mission of the radiographic science program at Lewis-Clark State College is to produce competent practitioners in the field of diagnostic imaging who demonstrate professionalism and a commitment to high quality patient care.

Radiographic Science Program Expected Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes for the LCSC Radiographic Science Program include:

  1. Students/Graduates will demonstrate clinical competency
  2. Students/Graduates will demonstrate strong communications skills
  3. Students/Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking
  4. Students/Graduates will demonstrate professionalism & ethical judgment skills

Program Effectiveness Measures of the LCSC Radiographic Science Program include:

  1. Graduates will pass the national registry on the 1st attempt
  2. Graduates will achieve ARRT scale scores that are competitive nationally
  3. Graduates will be gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation
  4. Students will complete the program
  5. Graduates will be satisfied with their education
  6. Employers will be satisfied with the performance of newly hired technologists

Radiographic Science Program Philosophy

The philosophy of the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Radiographic Science Program at LCSC is based on the synthesis of two concepts: The provision of appropriate care and the enhancement of professional education in the academic and clinical arenas, respectively.

Appropriate Care/Program Outcomes

The radiographic program faculty believes that the provision of appropriate care as ordered by a licensed medical professional is the underlying foundation that will lead to disease treatment and enhanced patient care. From this perspective, the program outcomes of diagnostic imaging competence, critical thinking abilities, professional radiography role development, communication abilities, and the application of knowledge of human diversity are derived and realized by each program graduate.

Professional Radiographic Science Education

Radiology is "the branch of medicine concerned with radioactive substances, including x-rays, radioactive tracers and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and the application of this information prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease" (Tabers, 14th ed., p. 1215, 1983). Radiology is an evolving discipline of art and science that anticipates and is responsive to changes in health care delivery, economics, politics, and technology.

Radiography can be defined as . . . "the making of x-ray pictures" (Tabers, 14th ed., p. 1215, 1983). A radiographer is "an individual who maintains and uses equipment to produce images of the human body on x-ray film, computed images or digital images for diagnostic purposes. This individual may also supervise or teach others (Tabers, 14th ed., p. 1215, 1983). A vital role of radiographic science is to enhance the well-being of individuals via the appropriate performance of diagnostic and/or therapeutic imaging procedures.

Associate of Science Radiography Education

The radiographic science program faculty view education as a dynamic process of teaching and learning. Learning is a continuous, life-long process of formal and informal, planned and unplanned, structured and intuitive experiences through which knowledge, skills, and values are compared and modified. The ASRT/ARRT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct provide a framework which explains how the student, through multiple learning experiences, transitions into the role of professional radiographer. The interaction of teaching and learning shape the student's future development and efforts in learning throughout life. Associate degree radiography education provides the foundation for life-long personal and professional growth in the imaging sciences. A broad base of education comprised of courses in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and radiographic science enables students to think critically, empathize with patients, advocate for maximum patient benefit, and appreciate diversity of values, beliefs, abilities and experience among persons. (Adopted from the LCSC BSN Program Philosophy, 2004-2005).

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