Accreditation/Mission Statement - RAD

RAD Tech PhantomRadiologic Technology Program Accreditation

The Radiologic Technology Program at Jefferson State Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The JRCERT develops educational standards that are accepted by professionals in the radiologic sciences. The program has a full 8- year accreditation with the next review date in October 2014. The JRCERT may be contacted at http://www.jrcert.org/ or:

20N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(312) 704-5300
(312) 704-5304 Fax
mail@jrcert.org

Jefferson State Community College is regionally accredited through the Southern Association of College and Schools.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
(404) 679-4500 extension 4504
(404) 679-4558 Fax
www.sacscoc.org

Effectiveness data for the program will be available on the JRCERT or Jefferson State Community College websites.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiologic Technology Program at Jefferson State Community College is to prepare graduates for entry-level employment as a radiologic technologist in the healthcare community.

This program mission is consistent with the colleges Statement of Philosophy and Purpose in the Jefferson State Community College Catalog and Student Handbook.

Program Goals

The program mission can be met by the achievement of the following goals:

1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will apply positioning skills.
  • Student will select appropriate technical factors.
  • Students will practice radiation protection.

2. Students will effectively communicate.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will use effective oral communication skills.
  • Students will practice written communication skills.

3. Students will utilize critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will adapt positioning for trauma patients.

4.Students will evaluate the importance of professionalism.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will develop a professional resume.
  • Students will exhibit professional behaviors such as punctuality in the clinical setting.

5. Provide qualified radiographers to meet the health care needs of the community.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will pass the ARRT national certification on the first attempt.
  • Students will complete the program according to program guidelines.
  • Students will be satisfied with their education.
  • Employers will be satisfied with the graduate’s performance.
  • Of those pursuing employment, students will be gainfully employed within twelve months post-graduation.

*Note—Graduates have up to three years to take the certification exam. Cohort scores are based off of students who have taken the certification exam.

Program Effectiveness Data

**Note—Graduates have up to three years to take the certification exam. Cohort scores are based off of students who have taken the certification exam.

Five-year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography exam) pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt.

RAD Five-year average credentialing examination

** Note- Graduate follow up surveys are typically sent to graduates 6 months after graduation. Job placement rate definition changed in 2014 to reflect employment within 12 months of graduation.

Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months of graduation.
RAD Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent 2018
Program completion rate

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology defines annual program completion rate by a calculation. It is the number of students who complete the program with a cohort divided by the number who enrolled in the cohort initially and subsequently. The number of students who began the program may not reflect the number of students who were initially admitted.
RAD Program completion rate 2018

For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website at  www.jrcert.org