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Program Effectiveness Data
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) collects “Program Effectiveness Data” using current information provided by accredited programs on program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate.
Program Completion Rate (calculated annually)
The number of students who complete the program within a cohort compared to the number who enrolled in the cohort initially.
Credentialing Examination Pass Rate (five-year average)
The number of graduates who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) or an unrestricted state licensing examination (Radiography, Radiation Therapy, and Magnetic Resonance) compared with the number of graduates whose first attempt take the examination occurs within six months of graduation. Note: for Medical Dosimetry, the credentialing examination is administered by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board (MDCB).
Job Placement Rate (five-year average)
The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences, within twelve months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences.
Annual Completion Rate
Annual completion rate: 18/16 = 88%
Credential Examination First-Time Pass Rate
5 yr. average first time pass rate (2014-2018): 85/94 = 90%
Job Placement Rate
5 year average job placement: 88/88 = 100% Data obtained via personal (verbal or electronic) communication with former students, graduate and employer surveys, and/or professional communication with medical facility personnel.
End-Of-Degree Student Learning Goals And Outcomes
Goal 1: Students will be technically and clinically competent in their chosen area of imaging.
Outcome: Students will apply appropriate positioning skills and beam alignment.
Outcome: Students create an exposure technique chart that can be used in the clinical setting.
Outcome: Students will properly evaluate radiographic images for diagnostic value.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Outcome: Students will manipulate exposure parameters in non-routine/trauma situations.
Outcome: Students will adjust positioning techniques in non-routine/trauma procedures.
Outcome: Students will answer questions about radiation exposure and dose from the general public.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective writing skills.
Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective verbal communication skills.
Goal 4: Students of the program will value continued growth and development in their profession.
Outcome: Students will articulate the value of professional growth and development.
Outcome: Students will understand an demonstrate professional attitude and behavior in the clinical setting.
Goal 5: Students will demonstrate professional, compassionate care and concern to their patients.
Outcome: Students will apply compassionate care to their patients.
Outcome: Students will understand the significance of patient information privacy.
Specific Requirements for Radiologic Sciences and Imaging Students
(These need to be maintained throughout the entire program)
- Push and operate portable imaging equipment.
- Perform and assist with bed/wheelchair/stretcher/x-ray table transfers.
- Reach and operate equipment up to 6 feet above the floor.
- Hear conversations, use the telephone effectively, and process and clearly communicate information in a timely manner to the patient, visitors, and other members of the health care team.
- Perform clinical tasks efficiently so patient safety is not compromised.
- Stand, walk, push, pull, squat.
- Lift, carry, and balance up to 50 pounds.