Radiation Therapy Mission, Goals & Program Effectiveness Data

Mission Statement

To provide an engaging academic environment which produces competent, well-educated graduates, and enhances service to patients, the community, and the Radiation Therapy profession.

Goals & Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate clinical competence.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    • Students will integrate didactic and clinical experiences.
    • Students/graduates will demonstrate essential skills and competence.
    • Students will demonstrate professional growth and development.

  2. Students will model professionalism.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    • Students/graduates will respect patient dignity and show compassion for patient.
    • Students/graduates will demonstrate interest in life-long learning.
    • Students will exhibit a work ethic and demeanor befitting a health-care professional.

  3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    • Students will demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical setting.
    • Students will demonstrate writing proficiency.
    • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.

  4. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    • Students/graduates will demonstrate effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    • Students will apply effective problem solving and critical thinking skills in the clinical environment.

  5. Students will benefit from the program and serve the community and the Radiation Therapy profession.
    Student Learning Outcomes
    • Students will be prepared for the ARRT certification examination.
    • Students/graduates will benefit from the program.
    • Students/graduates will serve the community and the Radiation Therapy profession.

 

Program Effectiveness Data as of December 2016:

  • Credentialing Exam Pass Rate

    The JRCERT defines credentialing examination pass rate as the number of graduates who pass, on first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification examination or an unrestricted state licensing examination compared with the number of graduates who took the examination within six months of graduation.

    USA Five-year Average Credentialing Examination Pass Rate:  96.7%
    (Classes graduating 2012-2016:  30 graduates sat for ARRT exam within 6 months, 29 passed on first attempt)


    Year Graduated 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
    # Admitted 6 9 7 8 8
    # of Graduates 5 8 6 5 8
    # graduates sitting for ARRT exam within 6 mo 3 8 6 5 8
    Average Score 86% 84.9% 82.8% 86% 85%
    # graduates passing on first attempt 3 7 6 5 8
    % Passing on first attempt 100% 87.5% 100% 100% 100%
    Exam Score 5 yr average:  84.9%
    Exam Pass Rate 5 yr average: 29/30 = 96.7%

 

  • Job Placement Rate

    The JRCERT defines job placement rate as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in radiation therapy. The JRCERT has defined “not actively seeking employment” as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education. 

    USA Five-year Average Job Placement Rate:  95.7%
    (Classes graduating 2012-2016:  23 actively seeking graduates, 22 employed within 12 months of graduation) 

    Year Graduated 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
    # of Graduates 5 8 6 5 8
    # Actively-seeking graduates 3 7 5 2 6
    # Actively-seeking graduates employed within 12 mo* 3 7 5 2 5
    % Actively-seeking graduates employed within 12 mo* 100% 100% 100% 100% 83%
    Job Placement Rate 5 yr average 2012-2016:   22/23 = 95.7%

 

  • Program Completion Rate 

    The JRCERT defines program completion rate as the number of students who completed the program within 150% of the stated program length.

    USA Annual Program Completion Rate:  83%
    (Class graduating 2016:  6 admitted, 5 graduated)       
      

    Year Graduated 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012
    # Admitted 6 9 7 8 8
    # of Graduates 5 8 6 5 8
    Program Completion Rate annual 83% 89% 86% 63% 100%
    Program Completion Rate 5 yr average:  32/38 = 84.2%