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The Radiography Associate degree program at Essex County College has received an eight year (the maximum) reaccreditation from the external accreditation agency Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Accreditation allows graduates to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam in order to become licensed radiologic technicians. The JRCERT is the only agency in this field recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
“This was made possible because of the true determination and dedication of our Radiography faculty to the program, our students and our profession,” said Darlyn Warner, Radiography Program Coordinator. The program is part of the College’s Division of Health Sciences.
“I also want to acknowledge everyone at the College; those who work closely with the Radiography Program as well as those who support the program indirectly, it was a community effort,” added Professor Warner.
“We are very proud of our Radiography Program and the excellent job opportunities that they provide for our students,” said Dr. Jeffrey Lee, Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.
President Anthony E. Munroe said of the reaccreditation, “This is another wonderful example of the high quality of education we have been providing at Essex County College for half a century.”
Professor Warner takes special pride in the fact that since 2015, 100 percent of the Radiography graduates have passed the required licensing exam the first time they took it. She added that the graduates have all gotten positions in the field.
There are currently 28 students in the program that leads to an Associate in Applied Science.