Spend time with Radiation Therapy students
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"It's a good feeling. You know you're helping people. For our patients, cancer is still treatable. If they weren't coming to us, they wouldn't be getting better."
— Kaylee Voorhies

Mission and Goals

The primary mission of the Radiation Therapy Program is to educate competent entry-level radiation therapists

Goal: Students will demonstrate clinical competence

Learning Outcomes
  • Students will demonstrate competence in treatment delivery,
  • Students will demonstrate competence in simulation,
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of theory behind safe radiation practice.
  • Students will demonstrate safe radiation practice.
  • Employers will report graduates as competent in entry-level tasks

Goal: Students will demonstrate effective communication skills

Learning Outcome
  • Student will successfully demonstrate effective communication skills in the clinical setting
  • Student will demonstrate effective written communication skills
  • Student will demonstrate effective oral communication skills

Goal: Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Learning Outcome
  • Students will develop a treatment plan using a planning computer
  • Students will use critical thinking & problem solving skills in clinical situations
  • Students will evaluate & analyze published studies, and apply them to clinical practice
  • Graduates will demonstrate competence in problem solving

Goal: Students will demonstrate professionalism

Learning Outcome
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in the clinical setting
  • Graduates will demonstrate belief in continuing education

Program Effectiveness Data

Five-year average credentialing examination first time pass rate

01/2009 – 12/2013

Out of 69 examinees, 68 passed the ARRT1 exam the first time.

99%

Five-year average job placement rate, within 12 months of graduation

01/2009 – 12/2013

Out of 64 graduates who actively sought employment2, 64 found employment within 12 months of graduation

100%

Program completion/ graduation rate

Class of 2013

13 entered, 13 graduated

100%

Annual program retention

Class of 2014

12 entered, 12 still enrolled

100%

Annual program retention

Class of 2015

10 entered, 10 still enrolled

100%

1. American Registry of Radiologic Technologists

2.  Standard 5.2 of the 2014 JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiation Therapy defines job placement rate as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in radiation therapy. 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.
Employment may be full time, part time, temporary or per diem.

For Program accreditation information and effectiveness data please see:

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology,
20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
FAX: 312-704-5304
mail@jrcert.org
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