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Radiography

This is an exciting and challenging career involving the use of highly sophisticated equipment to create X-rays – anatomical images that are used by physicians to diagnose disease.

Radiographers have direct patient contact in clinic and hospital settings and are valuable members of the primary health-care team.

Why become a Radiographer?

  • Radiographers meet new people every day.
  • Radiographers are highly regarded by their patients for their professionalism and support.
  • The technology in medical imaging is changing all the time.  You will use the latest technology and manage machines that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Promotion opportunities and the ability to cross train to areas such as Computed Axial Tomography (CAT scan) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, and Bone densitometry are excellent.
  • The health care field is one of the largest fields of employment in the United States. 

Mission Statement:

Consistent with the vision and mission statements of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, the Radiography Program will be a leader in diagnostic imaging workforce development by providing an educational experience that prepares graduates with the skills and proficiencies required of a successful entry-level Radiologic Technologist. Using competency- based evaluations, the program emphasis revolves around the student developing a strong work ethic, attainment of entry level technical skills and critical thinking abilities. A variety of clinical education settings with comprehensive patient care experiences will provide students with a well-rounded education in the imaging sciences.

Program goals:

  • Students will demonstrate entry-level competency in
    radiography procedures.
  • Students will communicate effectively while providing quality
    patient care within a health care setting.
  • Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking
    within the work environment.
  • Students will engage in professional growth and
    development opportunities.

Radiography Student Learning Outcomes 

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate entry-level competency in radiography procedures. 
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will evaluate radiographic images
  • Students will practice radiation safety principles
  • Students will apply computer skills in CR and DR within the radiographic clinical setting. 
 
Goal 2:  Students will communicate effectively while providing patient care within a health care setting.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will communicate effectively
  • Student will provide quality patient care.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking within the work environment.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will perform non-routine procedures in the practice of diagnostic radiography.
  • Students will perform case study analysis.
 
Goal 4: Students will engage in professional growth and development opportunities.
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will obtain student membership in the ASRT. 
  • Students will participate in the WSRT Student Symposium.
  • Students will abide by the ARRT Professional Code of Ethics by demonstrating professional behaviors within the clinical setting.
     

For more information, call (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 5543.

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