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Information about the CVCC Radiologic Technology Program

Radiologic Technology Instruction Picture The JRCERT* accredited Radiologic Technology Program at CVCC has many tools necessary to teach students the ins and outs of the profession. Our program has instructional equipment that includes a dedicated classroom specific to the needs of radiography students, and an energized x-ray room on campus for use in laboratory courses.

Film and film processing equipment as well as computerized imaging equipment (CR capability) makes the CVCC program a great choice to learn about the different types of imaging capabilities. Radiologic Technology Instruction Picture

Our Mission Statement
Radiologic Technology at Central Virginia Community College is dedicated to providing excellence in quality education in the imaging sciences while graduating qualified entry level radiographers who support the needs of the healthcare system.

Our Program Goals

  1. Students will demonstrate the effective communication skills necessary for employment in the medical field.
  2. Students will function as entry-level radiographers while demonstrating clinical competency in necessary radiography skills.
  3. Students will develop problem solving and critical thinking skills relating to the duties of a radiographer.
  4. Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of the importance of professional development, conduct, and growth.

Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate verbal communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate written medical communication skills
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and confidence in positioning skills
  • Students will apply the ALARA concept in practicing radiation protection to the patient, self, and others
  • Students will determine the optimum exposure factors to achieve a quality diagnostic radiograph
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to think constructively
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize quality radiographic images and suggest corrections as needed
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to select/modify positioning & procedural techniques relative to patient condition/ability
  • Students will demonstrate professional conduct and knowledge of ethical behavior
  • Students will identify the importance of professional growth & development

Program Effectiveness

  1. Over the past five years, the Radiography Program has a 97% ARRT Certification Examination passage rate for 1st time attempts. In 2013, 13 of 14 students or 93% passed on their first attempt. In 2012, 14 of 14 students or 100% passed on their first attempt. In 2011, 12 of 12 students or 100% passed on their first attempt. In 2010, 15 of 15 students or 100% passed on their first attempt. In 2009, 14 of 15 students or 94% passed on their attempt.
  2. Over the past 5 years, the Radiography Program has a 100% job placement rate (12 months post-graduation) for those seeking employment in the field. In 2013, 7 graduates were employed at 12 months post-graduation, 1 graduate had entered a modality school, and 6 graduates were seeking employment, 3 outside the service area. In 2012, 13 graduates were employed at 12 months. In 2011, 12 graduates were employed at 12 months post-graduation. In 2010, 15 graduates were employed at 12 months. In 2009, 14 graduates were employed at 12 months.
  3. Over the past five years, the Radiography Program completion rate average is 84%
    Class of 2013: 88% completion rate or 14 of 16 students completed the program
    Class of 2012: 81% completion rate or 13 of 16 students completed the program
    Class of 2011: 88% completion rate or 12 of 15 students completed the program
    Class of 2010: 83% completion rate or 15 of 17 students completed the program
    Class of 2009: 80% completion rate or 15 of 19 students completed the program
  4. Over the past 5 years, 99% of radiography students completing the program or a total of 82 out of 83 students would recommend the CVCC radiologic technology program to others wishing to enter this profession.
  5. 100% of employers are satisfied with program graduates 6 months after hiring and rated program graduates an average of 4.51 out of 5 points.
    In 2012, 6 employers responded to surveys and rated program graduates an average of 4.5 out of 5 points.
    In 2011, 10 employers responded to surveys and rated program graduates an average of 4.3 out of 5 points.
    In 2010, 8 employers responded to surveys and rated program graduates an average of 4.5 out of 5 points.
    In 2009, 12 employers responded to surveys and rated program graduates an average of 4.75 out of 5 points.
    In 2008, 7 employers responded to surveys and rated program graduates an average of 4.5 out of 5 points.

Our Faculty and Staff:

Program Director: Cheryl V. Cunningham, MS, RT-R
Clinical Coordinator: Priscilla Liggon R.T. (R) (ARRT)
Science Faculty: N. Tim Wilhelm BS, R.T. (R) (ARRT)
Clinical Instructors: Regina Walker R.T. (R) (CT) (ARRT)
Pam Epperson R.T. (R)
Vicky Ressler R.T. (R)
Lisa Dye R.T. (R)

Clinical procedures, which include scheduled day, evening, and weekend rotations, are performed at our affiliated clinical sites:
Lynchburg General Hospital
Virginia Baptist Hospital
Radiology Consultants/ Central Virginia Imaging
Centra Southside Community Hospital
Halifax Regional Hospital

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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Radiologic Technology

Contact Ashley Pearson:
Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7818

Located in Amherst, Room 2118

In 2010, CVCC Radiologic Technology Program received the maximum 8 year accreditation award from the JRCERT.

*JRCERT Address
J.R.C.E.R.T.
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: (312) 704-5300