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 interpret pertinent data to accurately deliver radiation therapy treatments.
- Outcome 2: Students accurately position patients for treatment delivery.
- Outcome 3: Students instruct the patient regarding identified treatment side effects within scope of practice.
Students will demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
- Outcome 1: Students demonstrate written communication skills.
- Outcome 2: Students demonstrate appropriate oral communication skills with patients.
Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Outcome 1: Students determine appropriate actions when presented with non-routine clinical scenarios.
- Outcome 2: Students evaluate images to ensure proper patient alignment.
Students will demonstrate professional work standards.
- Outcome 1: Students exhibit professional standards and behaviors.
- Outcome 2: Students assess the importance of professional development.
Program Effectiveness Data
Program effectiveness data for the most recent periods are presented below.
- Annual completion rate: 2016 (95.1%); 2015 (95.6%); 2014 (95.2%); 2013 (97.8%); 2012 (92.4%).
- Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists: 1st Time Test Taker - 5 year average (2012-2016) = 91% (206/227); Overall Pass Rate (2012-2016) = 98% (222/227).
- Five-year average job placement rate of 83% (2012-2016) in which 151 out of 182 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.