Mission & Goals


Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission of Austin Community College, the faculty of the Diagnostic Medical Imaging Program is committed to providing quality instruction by preparing the graduate to be employable at an entry level in general radiography and to be successful on the national credentialing Examination in radiography and by providing students the opportunity of exposure in advanced imaging modalities, such as Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy.

Teaching Philosophy

The Faculty of the Diagnostic Medical Imaging-Radiology Program is passionate about our profession, and dedicated to providing students the necessary instruction in technical, academic, and clinical skills to become successful graduate radiographers. We believe all individuals are unique and dynamic individuals with inherent dignity and worth, and therefore deserving of respect. Compassion and professionalism are the hallmarks of excellent caregivers and we adapt to the ever-changing technology in our profession.

Program Goals

The goals of the ACC Diagnostic Medical Imaging – Radiology program respond to the needs of the college, students, and external communities of interest. Specific goals include:

  • Prepare graduates who will satisfactorily demonstrate entry-level skills and attain employment as a radiologic technologist.
  • Facilitate the development of problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Promote lifelong learning, professional growth and development, and safety using evidence-based practice.
  • Promote cultural competence and effective communication among students, faculty, and clinical professionals.
  • Maintain accreditation requirements for licensure, graduation, and employment rates.

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Radiology Updates

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    A TEAS Exam score is required to apply to the following programs: Dental Hygiene, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiology, and Vocational Nursing.

    If you are not applying to one of the programs above, then you are not required to take the TEAS Exam at this time. Please refer to the Application Process page for your program to see all application requirements.

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    If a "P" grade is chosen for a Spring 2020 prerequisite course, the “P” grade will not be calculated in determining the GPA for ranking purposes and could impact your total ranking. This applies to Radiology, MRI, Computed Tomography, and Cardiovascular Interventional Technology applicants. For questions regarding choosing a "P" versus a performance grade (A, B, C) please contact Department Chair Jennifer Rigsby at jrigsby@austincc.edu.

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