Radiologic Technology Resources

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at Presentation College is to develop medical imaging practitioners who are competent in radiography and computed tomography delivering compassionate patient care and limiting radiation exposure.


1. Students will be clinically competent.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1.1 Students will apply positioning skills in the clinical setting.
1.2 Students will follow radiation protection principles.
1.3 Students will provide appropriate patient care.

2.  Students will communicate effectively as an active member of the health care team.

Student Learning Outcomes:
2.1 Students will demonstrate oral communication skills.
2.2 Students will demonstrate written communication skills.

3.  Students will apply critical thinking.

Student Learning Outcomes:
3.1 Students will critique images to determine diagnostic quality.
3.2 Students will perform non-routine procedures.

4.  Students will demonstrate professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:
4.1 Students will understand professional growth.
4.2 Students will demonstrate professional behavior.

Clinical Sites

Aberdeen, South Dakota

Spearfish, South Dakota
Mankato, Minnesota
St. James Minnesota
Fairmont, Minnesota

For more information about clinical obligations or for more information on student learning outcomes please contact Ms. Carrie Mestas, Radiologic Technology Program Director, at or (605) 229-8482.

Program Effectiveness Data

The information presented below reflects the radiography program’s 2019 annual report to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Program Completion Rate

Program Completion Rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who complete the program with the cohort by the number who enrolled in the cohort initially and subsequently (for example, transfer students or re-admits). The total number of graduates from all cohorts during the January 1 – December 31, 2019 reporting period was 100%. There were 15 graduates of the 15 that were expected to complete the program in 2019.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate

Completion of this exam provides students with a nationally recognized credential to practice radiography.  To find out more information about this exam please visit

Credentialing examination pass rate is defined as the number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) credentialing examination compared to the number of graduates who take the examination. Consistent with JRCERT STANDARDS, programs must document a five-year credentialing examination pass rate average of not less than 75% at first attempt, within six months of graduation. The program’s credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average for the reporting period of January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2019 was 75%. 43 of the 57 graduates of this program taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation passed on first attempt.

Job Placement Rate

Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. Consistent with JRCERT STANDARDS, programs must document a five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75% within 12 months of graduation. Considering only graduates during the period January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2019 who actively sought employment, our reported job placement rate is 89%. 51 of the 57 graduates obtained employment in the radiologic sciences field within one year of graduation.