Drug Screening and Criminal Background Checks
At their discretion, clinical sites may also require a drug screening and/or a criminal background check prior to allowing students into the clinical setting. (If required, any associated fees will be the responsibility of the student.) In addition, LCCC and the clinical sites may require random drug testing and/or drug testing for reasonable cause. Generally, the urine drug test screens for alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or drugs that impair judgment while in the clinical agency. Testing positive on the screening or evidence of tampering with a specimen will disqualify a student from participation from clinical assignment.
In addition to drug screening, for the safety of patients and health care workers, allied health workers must also undergo a background check performed at the student's expense. The student's acceptance will not be final until LCCC has received background check information from the reporting agencies, and the background check is clear of disqualifying offenses. For more information, please see the complete Health Sciences and Wellness Division Policy (pdf) for allied health students. Certain criminal activities, as evidenced by a criminal background check, may also disqualify a student from clinical participation.
Students are advised that the inability to gain clinical education experiences can result in the inability to meet program objectives and outcomes. These circumstances may prevent acceptance into and/or progression through the program and ultimately result in dismissal from the program.
NOTE: Applicants who have been convicted of a felony (or have pled guilty or nolo contendre to a felony) should request a copy of a letter concerning his/her eligibility status for licensure from the Wyoming State Board of Radiographic Examiners and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The Wyoming State Board of Radiologic Examiners can deny licensure if the Board feels that such denial is in the public's interest. The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists can also deny certification for the same reason.
- Goal 1: Graduates of this program will be technically proficient, being able to consistently
produce radiographs of high diagnostic quality, on any given part of the human body.
This includes proper positioning techniques and the proper setting of all exposure
A. Students will apply proper positioning techniques.
B. Students will select appropriate technical factors.
- Goal 2: Graduates will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills.
A. Students will manipulate technical factors for changed patient and technical variables.
B. Students will adapt positioning and exam protocols due to patient condition/ history.
C. Students will evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic quality, identifying appropriate solutions for poor image quality.
- Goal 3: Graduates of this program will demonstrate communication skills.
A. Students will use effective oral communication skills with clinical staff, patients, and peers.
B. Students will apply written communication skills.
- Goal 4: Graduates of this program will consistently employ principles of radiation protection
and safety, and electrical safety, to avoid hazards to both patients and themselves.
A. Graduates will employ principles of radiation protection and safety.
B. Students will employ safe work habits.
- Goal 5: Students will consistently manifest a professional attitude and honor the ASRT Code
A. Students will exhibit appropriate professional and ethical behaviors.
B. Students will demonstrate a respect for diversity and the ability to work with others and special patients populations.
- Goal 6: Graduates will have a high potential for advancement and leadership.
A. Students will demonstrate workplace behaviors conducive to professional advancement.
B. Students will differentiate between the ARRT, ASRT, State Licensure Boards and additional certification opportunities.
- Goal 7: Graduates of the program will be successfully employed in an entry-level position.
A. Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the 1st attempt.
B. Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within 6 months post-graduation.
C. Students will complete the program.
D. Students will express satisfaction with their education.
E. Employers will express satisfaction with LCCC graduate performance.
Program Effectiveness Data
(Class of 2013)
Five Year Rate
|Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (1st attempt)||12/12 = 100%||65/66 = 98.5%|
Job Placement Rate
(Graduates actively seeking employment
within 12 months)
|9/9 = 100%||54/55= 98.2%|
|Program Completion Rate||12/16 = 75%||67/82 = 81.7%|