Colleen Elfline on Rad Tech
The two-year Radiologic Technology Program is a Marietta Memorial Hospital sponsored Certificate Award program with articulation with Washington State Community College for an Associate of Applied Science degree.
Radiologic technologists are specially trained allied health care professionals who use radiography (x-ray) equipment to produce images (radiographs) of tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body to diagnose pathology and injury. Radiographers also assist the radiologists (physicians specializing in the use of x-rays for diagnosis and treatment) during patient radiographic exams.
Classes begin each fall and run for six consecutive semesters. In addition to classroom instruction, you will also have labs and clinical rotations. This portion of your training is held at Memorial Health System: Marietta Memorial Hospital, Selby General Hospital, Belpre Medical Campus, MHS - Wayne Street Campus; and Camden-Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.
The Certificate (of Completion), awarded by Marietta Memorial Hospital, allows you to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (A.R.R.T.) credentialing exam to become a Registered Radiologic Technologist.
Additionally, as a graduate from WSCC, you will earn an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Radiologic Technology concurrently with the Certificate Award.
The Certificate Award radiography program at Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta, OH 45750, and in articulation for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology with Washington State Community College, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta, OH 45750 is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
Accreditation status: The program’s current length of accreditation is 5 years, awarded in 2016. JRCERT contact information is: 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois, 60606-3182; phone: (312) 704-5300; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; web: www.jrcert.org
5-Year Summary; J.R.C.E.R.T. Statistical Review for Program Assessment & Improvement
|Graduating Class of||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||Totals|
|# Students starting program 1st semester||15||14||15||14||14||72|
|# 1st time Certification Examinees||13||11||10||13||9||56|
|# 1st time Passing Certification Examinees||8||9||9||13||8||47|
|# of graduates seeking employment*||8||9||9||13||9||48|
|# of graduates reporting employment/offer||8||9||9||13||9||48|
|Benchmark||2016||2017||2018||2019||2020||5 Yr Avg.|
|≥60% of poss 100%||Program Completion Rate||86.7%||78.6%||66.7%||92.9%||64.3%||77.8%|
|≥40% of poss 100%||Program Attrition Rate||13.3%||21.4%||33.3%||7.1%||35.7%||22.2%|
|≥60% of poss 100%||Course Completion Rate||86.7%||78.6%||71.2%||92.9%||64.3%||77.8%|
|≥75% of poss 100%||ARRT Exam Pass Rate 1st Attempt||61.5%||81.8%||90%||100%||88.9%||83.9%|
|≥75% of poss 100%||Job Placement Rate||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%||100%|
|≥3.00 on a 4.00 scale||Graduate Program Satisfaction||3.92||3.73||3.90||3.89||4.00||3.87|
|≥3.00 on a 4.00 scale||Alumni Program Satisfaction||3.00||4.00||4.00||3.75||3.75||3.70|
|≥3.00 on a 4.00 scale||Employer Satisfaction||4.00||4.00||4.00||3.75||3.95||3.94|
|*ARRT Certification Exam to date (1/11/19)||61.5%||90.9%||90.0%||100%||100%||83.9%|
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
|Calculations for 5 Year Averaging|
|5 year credentialing exam pass rate 1st attempt||47/56 = 83.9%||(# 1st time pass / # 1st time examines)|
|5 year program completion rate||56/72 = 77.8%||(# graduates / # students starting program)|
|5 year program attrition rate||16/72 = 22.2%||(# students not completing program / # students starting program)|
|5 year job placement rate||48/48 = 100%||(# graduates with verified employment / # graduates seeking employment)|