ECC Radiography Class of 2019
National Certification Examination, RT(R) (ARRT) credentials, (First attempt pass rate): 88%
All 17 students passed the national certification exam by December 2019. 100% overall pass rate for class of 2019
Program Accreditation Information
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is the only agency recognized by the States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. Specialized accreditation awarded by the JRCERT offers institutions significant value by providing peer evaluation and by assuring the public of quality professional education in the radiologic sciences.
The Edgecombe Community College Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). The JRCERT site visit was conducted in April of 2017. The program has been awarded 8-year accreditation which the maximum duration that may be awarded by the JRCERT. Edgecombe Community College is regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Program Effectiveness data is available on the JRCERT and Edgecombe Community College websites.
The continuing accreditation status of the program was considered at the July 20, 2017 meeting of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography (2014).
An interim report will be required. The projected date for submission of the interim report is the Second Quarter of 2021. Based on the interim report, the JRCERT will determine if the accreditation award of eight years will be maintained or reduced and the continuing accreditation process expedited.
If the accreditation award is maintained, the next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the Second Quarter of 2025.
Contact Information for the JRCERT
Each year in an annual report, the Edgecombe Community College Radiography Program reports the following program effectiveness data to the JRCERT: five-year average credentialing examination rate (CER), five-year average job placement rate (JPR) and annual program completion rate (ACR). Calculating five-year data is based upon rolling five-year periods, using the most current consecutive five years. The program uses the five-year annual raw data.
Program Effectiveness Data (PED) 2015 – 2019
JRCERT Program data – Credentialing Examination Rate (CER)
5-year average CER of not less than 75% within 6 months
|Year||# of students took Exam (Annually calculated by examination date)||# of students passed on 1st attempt (within 6 mo.)||Percent of passing||Comment|
|2015||17||15||88%||1 graduate of 2014 took exam in 2015 – exempt*|
|2017||9||8||89%||1 graduate of 2017, took the ARRT exam twice and did not pass|
|2015 – 2019: Raw Data Calculation: = 62 ÷ 69 = 89.9
Five year average CER is 90%
Job Placement Rate (JPR)
5-year average JPR of NOT less than 75% within 12 months
|Year||# of graduates actively sought employment||# of graduates found employment w/in above time frame||Percent of Job Placement||Comments
16/16 students entered other modality or/and secured job
|2015 – 2019: Raw Data Calculation: = 31 ÷ 31 = 100
Five year average JPR is 100%
Note: To better understand the JRCERT Standard Five – Objective 5-2 to assist the public in understanding why the number of graduates employed may differ from the number of graduates, the accreditation has defined “not actively seeking employment” as:
- Graduate fails to communicate with 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 OR
- Graduate is continuing education
Annual Program Completion Rate (ACR): Annual Benchmark 60%
|Year||# Students Entered||# Students Graduated||% Completion||Comments|
*Gained 1 repeat student from previous cohort
|2015 – 2019: Raw Data Calculation: 70 ÷ 86 = 81.4
Five year average ACR is 81%