Radiation Therapy

Mission, Goals, and Learning Outcomes

Mission: The mission of The Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus Radiation Therapy Program, is to prepare qualified students to be competent Radiation Therapists.

Goal: Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will demonstrate clinical patient care skills.
Students will demonstrate simulation skills.
Students will demonstrate radiation treatment procedure skills.
Students will demonstrate treatment planning skills.

Goal: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze diverse types of information in order to choose an appropriate course of action as a Radiation Therapist.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will use knowledge to compare and critique port films to simulation films and make adjustments accordingly.
Students will identify dilemmas in patient setup during simulation.
Student will identify proper energy choice and rationale for particular procedures.

Goal: Students will demonstrate effective communication.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will effectively use verbal and written skills to communicate with patients.
Students will identify barriers to effective communication and demonstrate effective resolutions.
Students will demonstrate effective presentation skills.

Goal: Students/Graduates will demonstrate professional behaviors for the profession.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students will accept responsibility for his/her actions and utilize constructive criticism.
Students will attend scheduled conferences and events.
Graduates will join the American Society for Radiologic Technology.
Graduates will continue or plan to further their education in their profession.

Goal: The Program will effectively meet the needs of the students and the community.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Cohorts will complete the program.
Graduates will be satisfied with the program.
Graduates will pass the registry on first attempt.
Graduates will have jobs within one year of graduation.
Please note this is a goal and not a guarantee
Employers will be satisfied with knowledge/skills of new graduates hired.

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