Mission Statement and Goals

Mission Statement

 

The Radiation Therapy Program sponsored by Bergen Community College is committed to the development of a high quality educational program that cultivates competent, knowledgeable and compassionate radiation therapists that will meet the needs of the radiation oncology community and the patients they serve.

 

Program Goals

Goal:  Students will perform the tasks and responsibilities of a radiation therapist in a competent and knowledgeable manner.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate competent patient positioning skills.
  • Students will demonstrate competent equipment use to deliver treatment prescription.
  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection.

Goal:  Students will demonstrate effective communication skills and participate as a collaborative team member with other medical professionals.
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will participate as a collaborative team member with other medical professionals.

Goal:  Students will demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to the practice of state-of-the-art radiation therapy
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will design a computer generated treatment plan.
  • Students will utilize critical thinking skills to recognize setup discrepancies.
  • Students will utilize problem solving skills to correct setup discrepancies.

Goal:  Students will demonstrate professional development and growth, and professional ethics in the clinical setting.
Student Learning Outcomes:
 

  • Student will demonstrate ethical standards.
  • Students will demonstrate compassionate patient care.
  • Students will demonstrate professional development and growth.