Radiography Program Overview

Radiography Program Mission Statement, Program Goals, and Outcomes Assessment

 

Mission

The radiography program, as one of the health career programs at Essex County College, is designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population by offering the highest quality education in Radiologic Technology which meets the comprehensive, cognitive, affective, and psychomotor objectives of the profession.

 

Goal 1: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate skill and competence of an entry-level radiographer. Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate equipment manipulation.
  2. Students will demonstrate clinical competency on progressively more difficult patients.
  3. Students will understand the dangers of ionizing radiation to the patient and appreciate ALARA principles.

Goal 2: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate effective and appropriate communication with diverse ethnocultural patients and other health care professionals. Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will interpret and respond to patient’s non-verbal and verbal needs.
  2. Students will demonstrate team interaction skills.

Goal 3: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate appropriate problem solving and critical thinking skills in the health care setting. Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will perform successful film evaluation based on grade level.
  2. Students will perform appropriately in role-play scenarios

Goal 4: Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to demonstrate appropriate behavior in providing quality patient care. Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will learn and apply appropriate patient care.
  2. Students will demonstrate professional behavior
  3. Students will demonstrate ethical behavior

 

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology’s (JRCERT) last site visit was May 2018; the program received full 8-year accreditation through 2026 as of February 2019.

View JRCERT website 


Radiography Program Resources:


 

>>PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS DATA (Pdf)

 

PAST RESULTS:

Class of 2020

    • 20 Students accepted into the program fall 2018
    • 11 Students graduate program within 2 years
    • 3 Students graduate in 3 years
    • 1 Student withdrew in November 2018
    • 4 Students unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • 1 Student dismissed from the program
    • N = 11 (11 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 10 pass on the first attempt – 98.2% pass rate

 

Annual Program Completion Rate (PCR) – is defined as the number of students who complete the program within the stated program length compared with the number of students who initially started with the cohort.  When calculating the total number of students enrolled in the program (denominator) programs need not consider students who attrite due to nonacademic reasons such as:-

  • Financial, medical/mental health, or family reasons
  • Military deployment
  • Change in major/course of study
  • Other reasons an institution may classify as a nonacademic withdrawal

 

  • Employment:
    • 11 graduates, 11 have ARRT within 6 months
    • N = 11 (11 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 11/11 (100% job placement rate within 12 months)

Job Placement Rate = the total number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation ÷ the number of graduates who actively sought employment in the radiologic sciences.

 

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.

 


 

Class of 2019

    • 20 Students accepted into the program fall 2017
    • 14 Students graduate program within 2 years
    • 1 Student completed first semester and transferred to program in Delaware
    • 5 Students unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 14 (14 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 14 pass on the first attempt – 100% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 14 graduates, 14 have ARRT within 6 months
    • N = 13 (13 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 13 /13 (100% job placement rate within 12 months)

 

PAST RESULTS: 2016 - 2018
  • Class of 2018
    • 12 Students accepted into the program fall 2016
    • 8 Students graduate program within 2 years
    • 2 Students resigned voluntarily
    • 1 Student completed first semester and changed major
    • 1 Student unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 8 (8 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 8 pass on the first attempt – 100% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 8 graduates, 8 have ARRT within 6 months
    • N = 8 (8 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 8 /8 (100% job placement rate within 12 months)

 

  • Class of 2017
    • 17 Students accepted into the program fall 2015
    • 12 Students graduate program within 2 years
    • 1 Student graduated program within 3 years (began fall 2014)
    • 2 Students resigned voluntarily
    • 1 Student stopped attending class in first semester
    • 1 Student unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 13 (13 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 13 pass on the first attempt – 100% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 13 graduates, 13 have ARRT within 6 months
    • N = 13 (13 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 13 /13 (100% job placement rate within 12 months)

 

  • Class of 2016
    • 18 Students accepted into the program fall 2014
    • 9 Students graduate program within 2 years
    • 3 Students resigned voluntarily
    • 1 Student resignation mandatory
    • 5 Students unsuccessful in meeting minimum program requirements
    • N = 9 (9 Graduates take the ARRT exam and 9 pass on the first attempt – 100% pass rate)
  • Employment:
    • 9 graduates, 8 have ARRT within 6 months
    • N = 9 (9 Graduates working within 12 months)
    • 9 /9 (100% job placement rate within 12 months)

 

 

Program effectiveness data can also be found on the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) website at

https://portal.jrcertaccreditation.org/accredited-educational-programs/details/8adab3de-00f8-4cbf-8a35-3b420cf0dee0  

 


Contact Information

Darlyn Warner

Program Coordinator

Division of Health Sciences

303 University Ave.

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973.877.3293

 

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