Program Goals and Effectiveness Outcomes

To uphold the mission of the program:

Students/Graduates will be clinically competent

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate technical skills in treatment set-ups

  • Students will practice radiation protection

Students/Graduates will communicate effectively

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate oral communication skills

  • Students will demonstrate written communication skills

  • Students will react in response to age specific and cultural needs

Students/Graduates will utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will interpret dosimetry isocenter data used in treatment set-ups

  • Students will recognize compromises relating to tumor control and normal tissue tolerances

  • Students will demonstrate application of on-board imaging skills

Students/Graduates will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate professional work behavior

  • Students will recognize the benefits of professional membership

 

Program effectiveness outcomes

The performance of the program is reflected through program effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) (20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182, 312-704-5300, [email protected]). Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, pass rate and job placement rate. This information can be obtained at http://www.jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data/. Questions about the program effectiveness data should be directed to the program director.

Completion Rate - October 2015 through October 2016

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program. The program completion rate for 2016 was 100 percent. Eleven of the 11 students expected to complete the program in 2016 went on to complete the program that year.

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate - 2012 through 2016

This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span.  The program's credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from 2012 through 2016 is 100 percent.  Forty-seven of the 47 graduates taking the ARRT certification examination within six months of graduation pass on the first attempt.

Job Placement Rate - 2012 through 2016

This is the number of graduates employed in radiation therapy compared to the number of graduates actively* seeking employment within 12 months of graduation.  The figure reflects an average over a five-year span.   The program’s 5 year average job placement rate from 2012 through 2016 is 98%.  Forty six of the 47 graduates seeking employment were employed within 12 months of graduation.

 

*The JRCERT defines “not actively seeking employment “as:
1) Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
2) Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation OR
3) Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours OR
4) Graduate is on active military duty OR
5) Graduate is continuing education