Mission Statement for Radiologic Technology Program

Mission Statement:

To provide an environment for radiography students to become qualified and competent radiologic technologists in a healthcare setting. We join with the healthcare community to provide post associate degree level education to individuals and to encourage the students toward life-long education.

About the Radiologic Technology Program

Western Suffolk BOCES provides career training to help adults meet their goals by developing skills essential to gainful employment, job advancement and new career opportunities.

The Radiologic Technology program is an integral part of the School of Health Careers at Western Suffolk BOCES and shares its values. All program resources and staff are focused on delivering high quality didactic and clinical education.

The radiography student’s clinical practicum is integrated well into the course plan and enables the student to attend academic classes and experience the clinical environment all within the same week. The benefit to the student involves actively learning new academic materials in class and within the same week having the opportunity to see them practiced in the clinical environment. The student has the opportunity to bring pertinent questions back to their faculty for further discussion and clarity.

The special and unique aspects of this program include well qualified professional faculty with teaching and clinical expertise in the field of medical radiography. Additionally, the program interfaces with professional educators in Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Surgical Technology and draws from their expertise in selected areas of the curriculum.

The School and Clinical site representatives will meet every three (3) years to review and reevaluate the program’s mission to ensure it continues to be relevant and meets the needs of the graduates. At that time the Mission Statement for the program will be revised appropriately. Documentation of the changes and updates will be clear and easily understood. The revised Radiologic Technology Mission Statement will be given to the WSBOCES Technical Advisory Committee for its review and input. Minutes of all meeting will be maintained in the program director’s office.

Our Northport campus is located in northwestern Suffolk County and serves all the residents of Long Island.