The Radiation Therapy Program is focused on the development of qualified radiation therapists who provide optimum patient care through technical competency and professional conduct.
Program Effectiveness Outcomes
- Outcome 1: Students will complete the program.
- Outcome 2: Graduates will pass the national certification exam on the first attempt within 6 months of graduation.
- Outcome 3: Graduates will be gainfully employed in radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation.
- Outcome 4: Graduates will be satisfied with the overall quality of the program.
- Outcome 5: Employers will be satisfied with the overall competency of program graduates.
Program graduates will be clinically competent.
- Outcome 1: Students will analyze pertinent data from treatment planning documents.
- Outcome 2: Students will accurately position patients for treatment delivery.
- Outcome 3: Students will evaluate images using various imaging technologies (MV, kV, CBCT) to ensure proper patient alignment.
Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
- Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate written communication skills.
- Outcome 2: Students will provide patient education within scope of practice.
Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Outcome 1: Students will solve challenges related to non-routine clinical situations.
- Outcome 2: Students will verify treatment information for completeness and accuracy.
Students will demonstrate professional work standards.
- Outcome 1: Students will exhibit professional standards and behaviors.
- Outcome 2: Students will assess the importance of professional development.
Program Effectiveness Data
Program effectiveness data for the most recent periods are presented below.
- Annual completion rate: 2017 (92.3%); 2016 (95.1%); 2015 (95.6%); 2014 (95.2%); 2013 (97.8%).
- Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists: 1st Time Test Taker - 5 year average (2013-2017) = 93.7% (187/199); Overall Pass Rate (2013-2017) = 98.5% (196/199).
- Five-year average job placement rate of 85% (2013-2017) in which 148 out of 174 graduates seeking employment found employment within 12 months from graduation.
Job Placement Rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in a radiology-related field within 12 months of graduation compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. Full-time, part-time, PRN status, etc. are all considered "employed".
The JRCERT has defined "not actively seeking employment" as:
- Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
- Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation OR
- Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours OR
- Graduate is on active military duty OR
- Graduate is continuing education.