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Radiologic Technology Program

The Radiologic Technology program is an intensive program which prepares students to become skilled professionals in performing imaging examinations and accompanying responsibilities. Students receive clinical experience in radiology departments of health care affiliates located throughout Northwest and North Central Iowa. The program provides the students with entry level skills consistent with career opportunities nationwide.

Radiologic Technology Careers

  • Hospitals
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Physician’s Office
  • Mobile Imaging Companies
  • Industrial Plants
  • Research Centers
  • Government Agencies
  • Commercial Sales
  • Education

After successful completion of the radiology technology program, students are eligible to take a national registry by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. After completing the exam and scoring a 75 percent or higher, students can work as a radiologic technologist in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont,  Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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Accreditation Information

The Iowa Central Community College Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). ​Iowa Central Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL  60604-1411, 801-621-7740. Program effectiveness data is available on the JRCERT website and Iowa Central Community College's website.

Contact information for JRCERT:
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
Phone 312-704-5300
Fax 312-704-5304
Website www.jrcert.org
E-mail mail@jrcert.org

Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement

The Radiologic Technology program is dedicated to providing quality radiologic technology education to produce qualified, competent entry-level diagnostic Radiographers who are committed to life-long learning and high standards within the profession.
August 2016

Guiding Principles

  • Create a learning environment dedicate to quality education through an approved curriculum and qualified faculty that utilizes competencies to ensure the graduate is clinically competent within the Radiologic Profession.
  • Promote professionalism that encourages life-long learning and career development.
  • Provide quality care to all patients.

ARRT Examination Pass Rates:

Year
Number Tested
Number Passed
Percent

2016

20

15

75%

2017

14

13

97%

2018

17

17

100%

2019

8

8

100%

2020

14

14

100%

Five Year Average (2015-2019) on Examination Pass Rate

73

67

92%

 ve-Year average credentialing examination pass rate of not less than 75 percent at first attempt within 6 months of graduation.

Annual Program Completion Rate:

Incoming Class Year
Number of Students Enrolled
Number of Graduates
Completion Percentage

2014-2016

24

20

83%

2015-2017

25

14

56%

2016-2018

25

19

76%

2017-2019

19

6

32%

2018-2020

23

14

61%

2019-2021

23

 

 

2020-2022

21

 

 

The Programs completion rate annual benchmark is 75%

Annual Program Completion Rate (PCR) - is defined as the number of students who complete the program within 150% of the stated program length compared with the number of students who initially started with the cohort. The Iowa Central Community College Radiology Technologist Program is a 24-month program, and program completion rate is defined as those students graduating within 36 months of beginning with the official class roster date. (10-day count).

Job Placement:

Graduation Year
Number of Graduates Actively Seeking Employment
Graduated Employed with 12 months
Percentage of Graduates Employed within 12 months

2015

13

11

85%

2016

15

15

100%

2017

13

13

100%

2018

11

11

100%

2019

7

7

100%

2020

Will Publish data in 1/2021

 

 

Five Year Percent of Students Employed within 12 Months of Graduation (2015-2019)

59

57

97%

Benchmark: Five-Year average job placement rate of not less than 75 percent within twelve months (2014 standards)

The JRCERT has defined "not actively seeking employment" as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts OR
  2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that require relocation, OR
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, OR
  4. Graduate is on active military duty, OR
  5. Graduate is continuing education

Click to view Job Placement Stats

Iowa Community colleges have developed the following Core Performance Standards for all applicants to Health Care Career Programs.  These standards are based upon required abilities that are compatible with effective performance in health care careers.  Applicants unable to meet the Core Performance Standards are responsible for discussing the possibility of reasonable accommodations with the designated institutional office.  To view the full Iowa Core Performance Standards, click here.

Advisor

Raeann Dischler
Associate
515-574-1309
dischler@iowacentral.edu

Instructors

Lindsay Heffernan
Program Director
515-574-1302
heffernan@iowacentral.edu
Althea Rouse
Clinical Coordinator
515-574-1315
rouse@iowacentral.edu
Lindsay Eslick
Compliance Coordinator
515-574-1327
eslick@iowacentral.edu