Radiation Therapy

 

Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

The Radiation Therapy Program at Jackson is accredited through the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 20 Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, IL 60606-3182; phone (312) 704-5300; Web address: www.jrcert.org

Individual campus Web addresses are as follows:

  • Jackson

 

Program Description

As a Radiation Therapist, you work closely with a team of physicians, physicists, and other allied health personnel, utilizing radiation for the treatment of cancer and cancer-related diseases. In this profession, you often work with patients over a period of several months, and become an integral part of their health care.

In this program you will:

  • Blend knowledge and skills in mathematics, medical science, and psychology.
  • Develop the knowledge and full range of skills essential to the practice of radiation therapy through active, participatory learning in the classroom, lab and in clinical settings.

 

Mission:

The Mission of the Baker College Radiation Therapy Program is to provide a high quality education that will enable our graduates to have successful careers in radiation therapy.  This is accomplished by providing:

  • Access to state of the art equipment both in our labs and at our clinical facilities.
  • A bachelor degree level curriculum.
  • Competency based clinical rotations at a variety of clinical facilities.

 

Program Effectiveness Data:

 2013  JRCERT Annual Report Information

Number of Graduates 2012

12

Program Completion Rate

67%

ARRT National Exam Pass Rate                 
(5 year average—2008-2012)

                            88.00% (50 first-time examinees)

Job Placement Rate                                    
(5 year average)

84.00%

Students Accepted 2012

11

Completion Rate: Action Plan--Retention Rate with Meeting Minutes.doc

  Program Completion Rates  
Graduation Year

Completed/Started

Program Completion

2008

11/13

85%

2009

8/9

89%

2010

13/20

65%

2011

9/12

75%

2012

12/18

67%

2013

14/16

88%

 

Graduation Year

Number of Graduates

2008

11

2009

8

2010

13

2011

9

2012

12

 

Graduation Year

Employment

(Within 6 months of graduation)

2008

100%

2009

75%*

2010

55%*

2011

100%**

2012

90% ***

JRCERT reporting requires data only on students who:

  • Are actively seeking employment
  • Contact the program

 * 2009 and 2010 reported without adjusting for the two JRCERT stipulations 

**2011 100% of graduates meeting JRCERT reporting requirements (9 graduates (6 employed at 6 months, 2 not looking during reporting period                                   

***2012 of the 12 graduates, 9 are employed in RDT, 1 in health-care, 1 not seeking employment in RDT and 1 does  not contact program regarding status. 

 

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