A Radiographer works with equipment that generates x-rays to produce images of the body for evaluation and diagnosis of disease. The Radiographer must be able to evaluate radiographic images, position the body to demonstrate anatomical parts, practice safe radiation rules and provide sound patient care. In addition, the individual must be physically able to transfer patients from beds to wheelchairs, lift, push, pull and to move heavy equipment.
Consistent with the mission of Houston Community College, the faculty of the Radiography Program is committed to:
- Providing quality instruction to educate competent entry level radiographers.
- Meet the needs of the ever changing, diverse, and multi-cultural health care community.
- Develop within all of the students, an appreciation and desire for the continued quest for knowledge, lifelong learning, integrity and community-mindedness.
Students will be able to demonstrate:
- Clinical competence in Radiographic Imaging.
- Age and situation appropriate communication skills.
- Critical thinking skills in medical imaging situations.
- Safe radiation protection practices.
- Professional and ethical behavior while embracing diversity.
- Develop community-mindedness and an appreciation for life-long learning.
- The graduate will satisfactorily demonstrate:
- Clinical competency
- Communication Skills.
- Problem Solving and Critical thinking Skills.
- Professional development and growth.
- 90% of the graduates will be successful on the national credentialing examination.
- 75 % of the students admitted to the program will complete the two-year curriculum.
- 80% of the graduates seeking employment in radiography will be employed within six months.