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Radiography

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 has the maximum of 8 years accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology through 2023.

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, 2022 – April 4, 2022
Information Sessions
Information sessions are being held virtually. No appointment is needed.

Mon Oct. 19, 2020 2:00 – 3:00 pm Access the Session
Thu Jan. 14, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 pm Access the Session
Wed March 24, 2021 2:00 – 3:00 pm Access the Session

Program Effectiveness Outcomes

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 – 2016 13 of 13 – 100%
Year 2 – 2017 16 of 16 – 100%
Year 3 – 2018 14 of 14 – 100%
Year 4 – 2019 16 of 16 – 100%
Year 5 – 2020 16 of 16 – 100%
Program 5-Year Average 75 of 75 – 100%

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 Divided by Number Actively Seeking Employment within 12 Months of Graduation
Year Results
Year 1 – 2016 10 of 10 – 100%
Year 2 – 2017 11 of 11 – 100%
Year 3 – 2018 12 of 12 – 100%
Year 4 – 2019 13 of 13 – 100%
Year 5 – 2020 15 of 15 – 100%
Program 5-Year Average 61 of 61 – 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 Number Started the Program
Year Results
Year 1 – 2020 16 of 18
Annual Completion Rate 88.9%

Mission, Goals, and Student Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The program’s mission is to prepare graduates to be competent radiographers.

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes in Support of the Program’s Mission

Program Goal #1
The graduates of the program will demonstrate competence in skills basic to the Radiography Profession.

Student Learning Outcomes in support of goal 1:
1.1 The student will competently perform routine radiographic procedures.
1.2 The student/graduate will provide proper patient care and management.
1.3 The student/graduate will demonstrate proper radiation safety practices to patients, self, and others.
1.4 The student/graduate will be clinically competent by rotating through excellent clinical sites provided by the program.

Program Goal #2
The graduates of the program will be able to effectively utilize problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills in the performance of medical imaging procedures.

Student Learning Outcomes in support of goal 2:
2.1 The student/graduate will demonstrate competence in non-routine examinations.
2.2 The student/graduate will demonstrate effective communication skills.

Program Goal #3
The graduates of the program will demonstrate professional behaviors as part of a healthcare team.

Student Learning Outcomes in support of goal 3:
3.1 The students will demonstrate adherence to professional ethics and standards.
3.2 The students will demonstrate behaviors that promote teamwork.
3.3 The graduates will demonstrate professional behaviors and exhibit interest in professional radiologic technology organizations and professional development.

Program Goal #4
The program meets the needs of the community by providing qualified radiographers.

Student Learning Outcomes (Program Effectiveness Measures) in support of goal 4:
4.1 Students will complete the program within 2 years.
4.2 Graduates of the program will indicate satisfaction with preparation for employment.
4.3 Employers will indicate satisfaction with graduates’ quality of work.
4.4 Graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt.
4.5 Graduates will seek employment in radiography or enter advanced education programs within 12 months.

Radiography, A.A.S. Course Information
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