General Information

Mission and Goals

This Program was created to prepare radiological technologists that make up the health professionals responsible for performing radiographic procedures through the use of radiological diagnostic equipment.

The mission of the Associate Degree in Science Program in Radiological Technology has its roots in the mission of Inter American University of Puerto Rico.

This Program mission is achieved through the following Institutional Goals (IG): 

IG 1. To establish an academic program that responds to student needs and those of the society the Program serves.

IG 2. To develop a curriculum in harmony with the practice standards; established by the regulating agencies of the discipline.

IG 3. To provide students with the knowledge and necessary educational experiences that will permit them to pass the licensing examination.

IG 4. To prepare professionals to be members of an interdisciplinary health team that will carry out its functions in a safe, effective and competent manner.

IG 5. . To promote learning as a continuous process so that these professionals keep up-to-date in their specialty field once they enter the workforce.

In addition to the IG, the Program states the following Assessment Goals in order to be in compliance with JRCERT standards. A correlation of the Institutional goals and Assessment goals is available in the Assessment plan.

Goal 1: Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes  

  • Student will apply positioning skills.

  • Student will select appropriate technical factors.

  • Students will practice radiation protection

Goal 2: Students will communicate effectively.

Student Learning Outcomes 

  • Students will use effective oral communication skills in clinical environment.

  • Students will practice written communication skills

Goal 3: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills

Student Learning Outcomes 

  • Student will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.

  • Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients.

Goal 4: Students will value the importance of professional growth and development.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will determine the importance of continued professional development.

  • Students will understand appropriate ethical decisions.

Program Effectiveness Measures (Indirect Measures) 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification or the the local board examination on the 1st attempt.

  • Students will be employed as radiographers.

  • Students who enroll will complete the program.

  • Students will be satisfied with their education.

  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.

The students should demonstrate proficiency in other areas related to the radiographic field. The graduates should demonstrate their competencies in the areas that relate to (a) knowledge, (b) skills, and (c) attitudes in order to be successful in the labor setting and our Society.  

A graduate from the program will be able to develop the following competencies in the areas of knowledge, skills and attitudes:


  • Correctly evaluate the Radiographic quality.

  • Apply safety and protection measures while executing radiographic procedures.

  • Utilize correct medical technology when communicating patient information.

  • Apply clinic knowledge when interpreting medical orders and during patient interventions.

  • Possess the minimum knowledge and skills necessary to pass the license exam offered by the Examining Council.


  • Incorporate critical thinking and solution to problems during their professional practice.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills (written and oral) with patients, family, colleagues and other members of the health team.

  • Demonstrate effective abilities during patient care and management during their intervention.

  • Execute radiographic procedures according to the practice standards established by the profession.

  • Effective use of the emerging technology in their place of work.


  • Maintain cordial and professional relationships with members of the health team.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct, empathy and ethical behavior with patients, radiology personnel, other health professionals and general public.

  • Assume responsibility for their professional and personal growth through continuing education by becoming a member of professional organizations and reading professional literature in their field.