Radiography Program Effectiveness Data | SKYCTC

Radiography Program Effectiveness Data

Radiography mission statement

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Radiography program will provide the healthcare community with competent entry level radiographers that provide compassion and respectful care to everyone.

Program Goals

Student Learning Outcomes:

1.1 – Students (graduates) will provide appropriate patient care.
1.2 – Students (graduates) will demonstrate accurate positioning skills.
1.3 – Students (graduates) will select appropriate technical factors.
1.4 – Students (graduates) will practice radiation protection.

Student Learning Outcomes:

2.1 – Students (graduates) will demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
2.2 – Students (graduates) will demonstrate written communication skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:

3.1 – Students (graduates) will perform non-routine procedures.
3.2 – Students (graduates) will evaluate images for appropriate positioning and image quality.

Student Learning Outcomes:

4.1 – Students will demonstrate professional values and practice according to the code of ethics.
4.2 – Students (graduates) will demonstrate the pursuit of lifelong learning.
4.3 – Students will exhibit appropriate interpersonal relationships.

Student Learning Outcomes:

5.1 – Students will complete the program.
5.2 – Students will be employed after completion of the program.
5.3 – Employers indicate that graduates are adequately prepared.
5.4 – Graduates will successfully pass the ARRT exam.
5.5 – Graduates indicate their satisfaction in their educational experiences.

Program Outcomes

This is the number of students that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span.

Year  Percent
Passing on
First Attempt 
Number of Students 
(Passed on First Attempt)
2013  100%  13 of 13 
2014  81% 13 of 16 
2015  100% 12 of 12 
2016  93% 13 of 14 
2017 93% 14 of 15

Five year average of 93.4%.
Five-year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography exam) pass rate of not less than 75% at first attempt within six months of graduation.

Job Placement Rate is based on employment from 1 year of graduation from radiography program. Job placement rate is defined as the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. 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.

The figure reflects an average over a five-year span.

Year  Percent Job
Placement 
Number of Students
(Employed  within 12 months of graduation)
2013

92.3%

12 of 13
(1 actively seeking employment)
2014  93.3%  14 of 15
(1 actively seeking employment)
1 not actively seeking employment 
2014  100%  11 of 11
2 not actively seeking employment 
2016  100%  14 of 14
(1 continuing education with PT employment) 
2017 93.3%

14 of 15
(1 actively seeking employment)
1 not actively seeking employment

Five-year average of 95.78%. 
Five-year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months of graduation. 

Program completion rate is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 21 months. The program length including didactic and clinical instruction is 21 months in length.

Year  Percent
Completion 
Number of Students 
2013  72.2% 

18 began, 13 graduated;

  • 1 voluntary withdrawals
  • 4 dismissals for grades 
2014  93.3% 

18 began, 16 graduated;

  • 2 dismissals for grades 
2015  72.2% 

18 began, 13 graduated;

  • 5 voluntary withdrawals
  • 1 dismissal for grades
  • 1 readmit 
2016  82.4% 

17 began, 14 graduated;

  • 1 voluntary withdrawal
  • 2 dismissals for grades 
2017 88.89%

 18 began and 16 graduated

  • 3 voluntary withdraws
  • 1 dismissal for grades
  • 2 readmits from previous year

 

Accreditation Information

The Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College Radiography Program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Contact information for JRCERT:
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone: 312.704.5300 Fax: 312.704.5304
Email: mail@jrcert.org