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 2011. The next review date will be in 2019. 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 radiographs.
      • position the patient correctly.
  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

Five-year average credentialing examination, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography exam (ARRT), with a pass rate of > 90% on first attempt within six month of graduation.

Year of Graduation

Passing Rate Harper College Students

Number of graduates

Number who took licensure exam

2016

96%

23

23

2015

100%

17

17

2014

100%

17

17

2013

100%

15

15

2012

100%

23

22

2011

100%

9

8

5 year average

99%

95

94

Five-year average job placement of not less than 75% within twelve months of graduation.

Year

Percent job placement

Number of students*

2016

100%

22 graduates actively sought employment

22 graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation

2015

87%

15 graduates actively sought employment

13 graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation

2014

93%

15 graduates actively sought employment

14 graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation

2013

92%

13 graduates actively sought employment.

12 graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.

2012

90%

21 graduates actively sought employment.

19 graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.

2011

87.5%

8 graduates actively sought employment

7 graduates were employed within 12 months of graduation.

5 year average

93%  

 * Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. 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.

Program Completion Rate

Program completion rate is such that 75% of the students beginning the Harper College Radiologic Technology Program will graduate. Harper College Radiologic Technology Program is a 24 month program with 6 semesters.

Year

Percent Completion

Number of students

2016

82%

28 began, 23 graduated

2015

77%

22 began, 17 graduated

2014

81%

21 began, 17 graduated

2013

68%

22 began, 15 graduated

2012

96%

23 began, 22 graduated

2011

90%

11 began, 9 graduated

5 year average

81%

 

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