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Student Learning Outcomes

Upon Graduation, students will be able to:

  • Explain the procedure to the patient and ask appropriate questions to collect the information needed for performing the study
  • Document/record data needed on patient charts, x-ray requisitions, RIS & PACS data banks
  • Interact with other health care teams in the hospital environment
  • Maintain patient confidentiality/privacy as defined by HIPAA
  • Produce diagnostic radiographic images
  • Adjust Equipment, technical factors and positioning to compensate for non-routine exams (patient-cooperation/limitation, mobility, trauma, pathology, size, etc.)
  • Identify and respond to medical emergency situations
  • Analyze the resulting radiographic image for technical and positioning accuracy and make modifications as needed
  • Define and use medical and radiological terminology
  • Operate radiological informations systems (RIS), PACS, etc.
  • Calculate/solve mathematical equations related to radiographic technique & physics equations
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional demeanor as outlined in the Code of Ethics of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
  • Identify the advantages of belonging to professional organizations
  • Utilize resources and information databases for continuing education credits and professional growth
  • Demonstrate practices that result in minimal radiation exposure for patients, self and others
  • Pass all of the 46 clinical competencies required by the ARRT
  • Pass the ARRT certification
  • Validate adequate preparation for entry into the radiography field



Revised 8/12

Annja Cox, Program Director
3400 South Espina St.
Las Cruces, NM 88003

Phone: 575-527-7581
Fax: 575-527-7765