Radiography Technology Program Earns Eight-Year Re-Accreditation
August 19, 2020
The St. Philip’s College (SPC) Radiography Technology Program recently earned continued accreditation by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography. By showing continued compliance with all relevant standards, the program received the highest award of eight years of continued accreditation. Standards placed by JRCERT are designed to promote academic excellence, patient safety and quality healthcare. The standards require a program to articulate its purposes and to demonstrate that it has adequate human, physical and financial resources effectively organized for the accomplishment of its purposes.
Obtaining national accreditation has been a longtime commitment for the college and comes at a special time as the program celebrates its 50th anniversary. For years, the Radiography Technology Program has not only prepared students to become skilled technical members of a healthcare team but also to educate them to become productive and responsible citizens in the community. The program includes didactic and clinical coursework that provides students with a solid foundation of technical skills. In May, the program was ranked the 10th best school for radiologic technologists’ studies by Real Work Matters (RWM). Their ranking methodology included factors such as affordability, program availability, flexibility, student services, student success post-graduation and employment rates.
Applications for admission to the Radiography Technology Program are accepted from October 15th to March 1st each year. Upon successful completion of the Radiography Technology Program, graduates are eligible for the national certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. In practice, radiology technicians use x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) to examine the internal structures of the body and help physicians diagnose health problems in patients.
To learn about the Radiography Technology Program, click here.