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Radiology Technology

Published or Revised June 16, 2021

Important Links for the Radiology Program

Paris Junior College's Radiology Technology Program prepares students to function effectively in the field of the diagnostic medical radiography.

Radiography is the application of knowledge using a variety of imaging methods in the examination of the body for structural defects and disease processes. Students will gain experience and knowledge through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical hands on experience. Clinical sites will include surrounding community hospitals and clinics. Some sites are more than 60 miles away from the PJC Paris campus.

The radiology program is a two-year program leading to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree (60 credit hours). The program begins in the Spring Semester, and applications are accepted August 1 through September 30 each year. Graduates will be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Examination. Click here to review the Radiology Technology Program Student Handbook in pdf format.

Mission

The mission of the Paris Junior College Radiology Technology Program is to meet the needs of the students by offering innovative and comprehensive educational practices which will enable the student to graduate with competence for the practice of diagnostic radiology technology.

Goals

  • Students will demonstrate clinical competency.
  • Students demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Students will apply critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Students will exhibit professionalism.
  • The program will produce entry-level technologists

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates will successfully complete American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification on the first attempt.
  • Graduates actively seeking employment will be employed within 12 months post-graduation.
  • Completion rate will meet or exceed JRCERT standards.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will apply proper positioning skills.
  • Student will select appropriate technical factors for digital imaging.
  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection.
  • Students will demonstrate effective oral communication skills with staff, preceptors, and patients.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations.
  • Students will demonstrate positioning for trauma patients.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in clinical situations.
  • Students will demonstrate exemplary customer service.
  • Students will evaluate radiographic images effectively.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking in trauma situations.

The Paris Junior College Radiology Technology program is accredited by an organization known as the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850, Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182, 312.704.5300. Click www.jrcert.org to visit the website for JRCERT.

JRCERT provides accreditation to educational program that provides students and graduates assurance that the educational program will provide them with the requisite knowledge, skills, and values to competently perform the range of professional responsibilities expected by potential employers nationwide. It also assures they will be eligible for licensure in each of the 50 states. Programmatic accreditation requires programs to teach the entire curriculum developed by the professional society, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Programmatic accreditation also assures students will have the foundation knowledge to continue to develop as professionals in the various fields of the radiation sciences.

The Paris Junior College Radiology Technology Program submits annual data to JRCERT. The program data recently submitted to JRCERT are noted below. The general public can also access program effectiveness data reported to JRCERT through the following link http://jrcert.org/resources/program-effectiveness-data/.

Program Effectiveness Data

Institution Name: Paris Junior College
Program Type: Radiography
Degree Type: Associate Degree

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of graduates who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate

YEAR
Number passed on 1st attempt divided by number
attempted within 6 months of graduation
RESULTS
Year 1 - 2015 9 of 14 - 64%
Year 2 - 2016 9 of 13 - 69%
Year 3 - 2017 13 of 15 - 87%
Year 4 - 2018 18 of 20 - 90%
Year 5 - 2019 12 of 17 - 71%
Program 5 Year Average 61 of 79 - 77.2%


Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Job Placement Rate

YEAR
Number employed divided by number actively
seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
RESULTS
Year 1 - 2015 16 of 17 - 94%
Year 2 - 2016 12 of 14 - 86%
Year 3 - 2017 17 of 17 - 100%
Year 4 - 2018 19 of 20 - 95%
Year 5 - 2019 13 of 17 - 76%
Program 5 Year Average 77 of 85 - 90.6%


Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Program Completion Rate

YEAR
Number graduated divided by number
started the program
RESULTS
Year 1 - 2019 17 of 20
Annual Completion Rate 85%


For more information regarding program effectiveness data visit the JRCERT website at www.jrcert.org or contact Heather Unruh, Radiology Technology Program Coordinator, at 903.782.0743 or hunruh@parisjc.edu.