RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY: RADIATION THERAPY TECHNOLOGY
The mission of the Radiologic Technology: Radiation Therapy Technology Program is to provide a comprehensive education and emphasize excellence by incorporating extensive didactic learning, professional courses and clinical experiences necessary to prepare students to: become entry-level radiation therapists; provide quality patient care; be active participants in the profession; and to pursue life-long learning.
In addition to the mission statement, goals and program competencies (objectives) already listed on this page, the following data is provided to reflect the Radiation Therapy Technology Program's effectiveness.
Program completion rate: This is defined as the number of students who complete the program, didactic and clinical within 150% of the stated program length. It is an annual measure of the number of students beginning the program and the actual number that complete the program. Information for years 2009 to 2013 is listed. The completion rate for 2013 was 83%. Fifteen students of the eighteen enrolled graduated and three students will be returning in 2014 to complete the program. The five year, 2009 to 2013 average completion rate was 79%.
Program credentialing rate: This rate reflects the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Radiation Therapy certification examination on their first attempt. The information for the years 2009 to 2013. The five-year credentialing rate for 67 first-time examinees was 76% or 50 students passing.
Program job placement rate: This rate reflects the number of students who obtain employment in radiation therapy within twelve months of graduation versus the number of graduates actively seeking employment. For the most recent five-year period, 76% (or 31 of the 41 graduates actively seeking employment) were hired.