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Want to learn how to produce images of the body using x-rays? Take the first steps to becoming a Radiologic Technologist with a degree in Radiography, which will prepare you for work in hospitals, clinics, and physician’s offices.

The CFCC Radiography Program is a five-semester, full-time program beginning in the Fall Semester of each year. Radiologic Technologists use x-rays to produce images of the human body for the diagnosis and treatment of pathology.

The curriculum includes instruction in radiographic procedures, patient care, radiation protection and imaging technique through an integration of classroom, laboratory, and clinical education. Radiographers are generally employed in hospitals, clinics, and physicians’ offices. With more specialized education, a qualified Radiographer may advance into the areas of Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Ultrasonography, Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), education, or administration.

18 years with 100% ARRT pass rate on the first attempt. “All 330 graduates since the program’s inception in 1995 have passed the ARRT exam. Class average test results is consistently 3-5% higher than the national average.”

Selective Admission Process

The radiography program has a selective admission process that includes an application time frame, point count ranking, and a skills assessment course. See the information packet for more information.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE EACH ACADEMIC YEAR
The program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology .

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312-704-5300
jrcert.org

Quick information

Application Period
January 13, 2020 – April 10, 2020
Information Sessions
Information sessions are held in room L-107. No appointment is needed.

Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Wed Apr 8, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Program Effectiveness Outcomes

ARRT Credentialing Pass Rate

The number of graduates that passed on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam compared with the number who took the exam within 6 months of graduation. A scaled score of 75% is the minimum passing score.

Year of Examination # Taking the ARRT Exam within 6 Months of Graduation # Passing the ARRT Exam on the 1st Attempt within 6 Months of Graduation ARRT Exam Pass Rate
2014 15 15 100%
2015 17 17 100%
2016 13 13 100%
2017 16 16 100%
2018 14 14 100%

5-year average pass rate = 100%

Job Placement Rate

The number of graduates that gained employment in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation compared to the number that graduated and are actively seeking employment. **(The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) the graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) the graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) the graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) the graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) the graduate is continuing their education.)

Graduation Year # of Graduates Actively Seeking Employment # of Graduates Finding Employment within 12 Months Job Placement Rate
2014 13 12 92%
2015 10 10 100%
2016 11 11 100%
2017 12 12 100%
2018 13 13 100%

5-year average = 98%

Program Completion Rate

The program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the Radiography program within 150% of the stated program length The annual measurement is calculated by the number of graduates compared to the initial number in cohort group.

Graduating Class Number of Students Program Completion Rate
2015 18 began/17 graduated 94%
2016 18 began/13 graduated 72%
2017 19 began/16 graduated 84%
2018 17 began/14 graduated 82%
2019 18 began/17 graduated 94%

5-year average = 85%

This information can also be obtained at jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data .

Radiography, A.A.S. Course Information