Accreditation and Outcomes

Accreditation Information

The Harper College Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program received a full 8-year accreditation in 2019. The next review date will be in 2027. Harper College is regionally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission. Effectiveness data for the program will be available on the JRCERT and Harper College Radiologic Technology websites.

Contact information for the JRCERT:

Program Outcomes

  1. Students who successfully complete this program will develop clinical competence as entry-level radiologic technologists.
    • The student will:
      • demonstrate radiation safety practices.
      • critique radiographic images.
      • Accurately position the patient.
  1. Students who successfully complete this program will apply critical thinking skills.
    • The student will:
      • alter technical factors needed to accommodate patient pathological conditions.
      • modify procedures to meet patient needs.
  1. Students who successfully complete this program will display proper communication skills.
    • The student will:
      • communicate with patients.
      • document accurate patient histories.
      • communicate with a diverse population.
  1. Students who successfully complete this program will demonstrate professionalism.
    • The student will:
      • demonstrate professional behaviors.
      • comply with professional ethics.
      • summarize the importance of continuing professional development.

Program Effectiveness Measures

The program will effectively meet the needs of the students and the community it serves.

The student will:

  • pass the ARRT exam.
  • complete the program.
  • be employed in radiologic technology.
  • be satisfied with the program.
  • Employers will exhibit a high degree of satisfaction.

For additional information regarding credentialing, exam pass rate, job placement rate and program completion rate, contact the JRCERT at www.jrcert.org

 

Radiologic JCERT

 

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here  to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate

number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2020

15 of 16 - 94%

Year 2 - 2019

21 of 22 - 95%

Year 3 - 2018

19 of 19 - 100%

Year 4 - 2017

19 of 19 - 100%

Year 5 - 2016

22 of 23 - 96%

Program 5-Year Average

96 of 99 - 97%

 

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate

number employed by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2020

16 of 16 - 100%

Year 1 - 2019

18 of 19 - 100%

Year 1 - 2018

19 of 19 - 100%

Year 1 - 2017

18 of 18 - 100%

Year 1 - 2016

22 of 22 - 100%

Program 5-Year Average

93 of 93 - 100%

 

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.

Program Completion Rate

number graduated divided by numbers started the program

Year

Results

Year 1 - 2020

16 of 20

Annual Completion Rate

80%

 

Last Updated: 10/15/21