Program Effectiveness Data 2015-2019

Program Completion Rate

  • Five Year Completion Rate Average: 88%

Program completion rate is defined as the numbers of the students who complete the program within the stated program length.  The program length for the clinical and didactic phase of the program is 24 months and the program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 24 months of beginning the didactic phase of the program.

Class of

Applicants Accepted

Applicants  Graduated

Percentage

Benchmark

Benchmark Met

2019

24

21

88

75%

Yes

2018

23

21

91

75%

Yes

2017

23

19

83

75%

Yes

2016 23 21 91 75% Yes
2015 20 17 85 75% Yes
Year Average 113 99 88 75% Yes

Five-year average credentialing examination (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Radiography exam) pass rate of not less than 755 at the first attempt within six months of graduation.

ARRT Credentialing Examination Five Year Rate

  • Five Year Pass Rate average: 94%
Class of Students Who Took Exam and Passed Percentage Benchmark Benchmark Met
2019 20/21 95% 75% Yes
2018 20/21 95% 75% Yes
2017 17/19 89% 75% Yes
2016 19/21 90% 75% Yes
2015 17/17 100% 75% Yes
Total 93/99 94% 75% Yes

Program Completion Rate
  • Five Year Job Placement Average: 94%
Class Of Graduates Employed Graduates Seeking Employment Percentage Benchmark Benchmark Met
2019 21 20 95% 75% Yes
2018 21 19 90% 75% Yes
2017 19 18 95% 75% Yes
2016 21 19 90% 75% Yes
2015 17 17 100% 75% Yes
Total 99 93 94% 75% Yes
Job Placement Rate:  Number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences
Number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences
JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as:
  • graduate fails to contact program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts or
  • graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation or
  • graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours or
  • graduate is on active military duty and/or
  • graduate is continuing education in Radiation Therapy School, MRI/CT, or other schools

Graduate Survey

Surveys for satisfaction are surveyed upon completion of the program.  Graduate surveys for employment are typically sent to graduates six months to one year after graduation.  Most of our students are employed in the clinical facilities where they did their initial training.

  • Class of 2019 - of the 21 graduates surveyed 21 were satisfied with their overall experiences with the RT Program.  All graduates submitted the surveys during their exit interviews and were surveyed after one year.
  • Class of 2018 - of the 21 graduates surveyed 21 were satisfied with their overall experiences with the RT Program. All graduates submitted the surveys during their exit interviews and were surveyed after one year.
  • Class of 2017 - of the 19 graduates surveyed 19 were satisfied with their overall experiences with the RT Program. All graduates submitted the surveys during their exit interviews and were surveyed after one year.
  • Class of 2016 - of the 21 graduates surveyed 21 were satisfied with their overall experiences with the RT Program. All graduates submitted the surveys during their exit interviews and were surveyed after one year.
  • Class of 2015 - of the 17 graduates surveyed 17 were satisfied with their overall experiences with the RT Program. All graduates submitted the surveys during their exit interviews and were surveyed after one year.

Graduates have extensive semester evaluation of the program regarding clinical instructors, clinical facilities, courses, and faculty. Surveys consist of: Clinical Evaluations (for the two years), Clinical Instructor Evaluations (for the two years), Clinical Experiences Evaluations (for the two years), Course Evaluations (for the two years), Instructor Evaluations (for the two years) and Program Evaluations (for the two years).

"The mission of the Pasadena City College Radiologic Technology Program is to prepare students to become qualified imaging practitioners who are committed to the highest patient care and ethical standards and technical practices while instilling the importance of professionalism."

Program Goals

  1. Students will be clinically competent
  • Students will be able to perform routine radiographic images
  • Students will possess knowledge of radiographic procedures and patient care
  • Students will employ radiation protection to patients, themselves and others

2.  Students will effectively communicate

  • Students will demonstrate effective communication with patients, staff and others
  • Students will be able to demonstrate good communication skills through class presentations

3.  Students will demonstrate critical thinking skill and problem solving skills

  • Students will assess patients' condition and make appropriate modifications to the procedures based on their conditions and age group
  • Students will evaluate radiographic images and make appropriate changes when necessary

4.  Students will demonstrate ethics and professionalism

  • Students will evaluate career opportunities and advancement for the radiographer
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism with patients, self and others
  • Students will create a professional portfolio that illustrates growth with their careers

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will complete the program and courses with high success/retention rates
  • Graduates will pass the certification and/or licensing examinations
  • Graduates will express overall satisfaction with the RT program
  • Graduates will obtain employment in the field of radiology
  • Employers will express overall satisfaction with the graduates' performance

The Radiologic Technology Program will evaluate and monitor program effectiveness through the measurement of graduate success rates, job placement rates, annual program completion rates, graduate and employer satisfaction surveys and will make available to the general public the annual results of the ARRT pass rate, job placement and program completion through the website.

Accreditation Information

www.jrcert.org