Baker College of Muskegon Rad Tech Program Granted Renewed Accreditation

July 07, 2010

The radiologic technology associate degree program at Baker College of Muskegon has been granted renewed accreditation by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The program accreditation is valid for eight years, which is the maximum number for any radiologic technology program in the United States.

“The renewed accreditation is a great achievement for our campus and especially the department,” said Mary Ann Herbst, Ph.D., Baker College of Muskegon president. “Congratulations to the radiologic program faculty, staff, and director Cameron Vander Stel, whose hard work and dedication made this possible.”

An accredited radiologic technology program benefits students in a variety of ways including the following:

  • Ensures that high program standards are developed and maintained, and accepted by professionals in the discipline
  • Assures that students can sit for the national certification exam
  • Provides nationally accepted standards
  • Allows for increased likelihood of employment, as many employers will hire only graduates from a JRCERT-accredited program

The mission of the Baker College of Muskegon radiologic technology program is to enable qualified students to develop into competent and professional entry-level radiographers who are prepared to successfully sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. Although Michigan law does not require certification, most imaging centers and hospitals require that radiographic employees be ARRT-certified.

Graduates of the Baker College of Muskegon radiologic technology program are highly skilled professionals who are qualified to perform diagnostic imaging procedures and examinations under the direction of a licensed physician. Technologists apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, positioning, and radiographic techniques to provide quality health care services.

Radiologic technologists may find employment in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, government agencies such as the VA, military and medical examiner’s offices. They may also provide mobile X-rays at homes and train to work in other modalities such as CT and MRI.

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