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Program Effectiveness

Program Mission

The Mission of Miami Dade College is to change lives through the opportunity of education.
As democracy’s college, MDC provides high-quality teaching and learning experiences that are accessible and affordable to meet the needs of our diverse students and prepare them to be responsible global citizens and successful lifelong learners. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic beacon in our community.

The Mission of Medical Campus is to provide students with affordable, accessible, quality education in health care careers. Faculty and staff strive to respond to the changing needs of students, health care providers, and health care consumers in the community at large through collaboration with health care and business communities. The Campus provides an environment that is conductive to learning by recognizing and responding to the diverse learning styles, cultures, and resources of its students.

The Mission of the School of Health Sciences is to provide excellent, affordable, accessible health care education and to promote quality health care services in our community.

The Mission of the Radiology Program is to provide the community with employable radiographers. Graduates of the program will be:

  • Clinically Competent
  • Demonstrate communication skills
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Model professionalism

Miami Dade College Learning Outcomes

Miami Dade College has adopted the General Education Outcomes listed below.  Upon completion of a program of study at the Medical Campus, graduates from Miami Dade College should emulate these outcomes.

  • Communicate effectively using listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
  • Use quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and process numerical data.
  • Solve problems using critical and creative thinking and scientific reasoning.
  • Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of diverse cultures, including global and historical perspectives.
  • Create strategies that can be used to fulfill personal, civic, and social responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ethical thinking and its application to issues in society.
  • Use computer and emerging technologies effectively.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for aesthetics and creative activities.
  • Describe how natural systems function and recognize the impact of humans on the environment.

Program Goals

Goal #1:  Students will be clinically competent
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will demonstrate adequate positioning skills.
2. Students will select adequate technical Factors.

Goal #2:  Students will demonstrate communication skills. 
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
  2. Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.

Goal #3:  Students will develop critical thinking skills
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will adapt standard procedures for non-routine patients.
  2. Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality

Goal #4: Student will model professionalism
Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate work ethics. 
  2. Students will follow the principle of ALARA.
  3. Students will demonstrate professional behavior.

Goal #5:  Program Effectiveness
Outcomes:

  1. Completion Rate
  2. ARRT Pass rate
  3. Job Placement
  4. Graduate Satisfaction
  5. Employer Satisfaction

In addition, the program evaluates and produces an annual Program Learning Outcome Report and College wide Student Learning Outcome Report using the Miami Dade College Learning Outcomes to ensure that the mission and the goals are appropriate.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate for the Past Five Years

The following table outlines the five-year average credentialing examination pass rate for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Certification Exam. Each of the results assumes that the student met the benchmark of 75 percent on their first attempt within six months of graduation. is shown in the table below.

Pass Rates Information
Year Passing on 1st Attempt Number of Students

2015

86%

28 of 31 students passed on 1st attempt.

2016

82%

27 of 33 students passed on 1st attempt.

2017

88%

28 of 32 students passed on 1st attempt.

2018 97% 35 of 36 students passed on 1st attempt.
2019 97% 29 of 30 students passed on 1st attempt.

Job Placement Rate Within Twelve Months for the Past Five Years

The five year average for job placement between 2015-2019 is 90%.

Job Placement Rate Information
Year Passing on 1st Attempt Number of Students

2015

100%

21 of 21 (seeking employment) were employed within 12 months.
16 of 31 graduates responded to Graduate Feedback / Survey.

2016

90%

19 of 21(seeking employment) were employed within 12 months.
22 of 33 graduates responded to Graduate Feedback / Survey.

 

2017

86%

18 of 21(seeking employment) were employed within 12 months.
19 of 34 graduates responded to Graduate Feedback / Survey.

2018 94% 30 of 32 (seeking employment) were employed within 12 months. 20 of 35 graduates responded to Graduate Feedback / Survey.
2018 100% 24 of 24 (seeking employment) were employed within 12 months. 13 of 32 graduates responded to Graduate Feedback / Survey.

Completion Rate for the Past Five Years

The five year average between 2015-2019 for the program completion rate is 94%.

Completion Rate Information
Year Passing on 1st Attempt Number of Students
2015 76% 41 began, 31 graduated
2016 80% 41 began, 33 graduated
2017 93% 42 began, 39 graduated
2018 87% 45 began, 39 graduated
2019 89% 45 began, 40 graduated

* The 5 year average percent completion is 85%

For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org