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Mission and Goals

Mission and Goals of the Radiologic Science program at TCC

Program Mission

The Radiologic Science Program at Tacoma Community College is committed to providing comprehensive instruction designed to respond to the dynamics and evolving nature of the healthcare community. It emphasizes excellence in patient care that is respectful of others, deliberate in the safe administration of ionizing radiation, and graduates high quality professionals that contribute as critically thinking team members.

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Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)

PLO1: Perform competently in the clinical arena including application of correct positioning skills and demonstration of correct application of technical factors (COK, CRT).
PLO2: Communicate effectively with patients and members of the health care team by demonstrating effective oral and written communication skills (COM).
PLO3: Think critically and adapt to changing conditions, such as positioning skills for trauma patients and technical factors for atypical exams (COK, CRT).
PLO4: Demonstrate professionalism as a member of the health care team, including demonstrating responsibility and accountability (LWC, RES).
PLO5: Locate, evaluate, retrieve, and ethically utilize virtual patient charting and digital radiography equipment (IIT)
PLO6: Develop and demonstrate understanding and positive values and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. (ICD)

Program Goals

1. Students will perform competently in the clinical arena. 
  • Outcome #1: Students will apply correct positioning skills.
  • Outcome #2: Students will employ correct radiation protection measures.
  • Outcome #3: Students will demonstrate correct application of technical factors. 
2. Students will be able to communicate effectively with patients and members of the healthcare team. 
  • Outcome#1: Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Outcome#2: Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills. 
3. Students will be able to think critically and adapt to changing conditions 
  • Outcome#1: Students will adapt positioning skills for non-routine patients.
  • Outcome#2: Students will critique radiographic images for diagnostic quality and will improve the x-ray by adapting positioning and other image quality factors.