Charles Drago, DHEd, RT(R)(CT)
Chair, Allied Health Sciences &
Coordinator, Radiologic Technology Program
On September 22 and 23 2016 the Radiologic Technology had a site visit from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology is dedicated to excellence in education and to the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of programs in radiologic technology.
The JCERT Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiologic Technology is designed to promote academic excellence, patient safety, and quality healthcare. The standards require a program to articulate its purposes; to demonstrate that it has adequate human, physical, and financial resources effectively organized for the accomplishment of its purposes; to document its effectiveness in accomplishing these purposes; and to provide assurance that it can continue to meet accreditation standards. The JRCERT accreditation process offers a means of providing assurance to the public that a program meets specific quality standards. The process helps to maintain program quality looking at resources, curriculum, academic practices, safety and assessment.
A narrative response was submitted prior to the site visit along with documentation. Areas of the college that were visited during the site visit were counseling, admissions, the academic learning center and the library. Meetings with the Provost and President were also conducted. We were notified the beginning of April 2017 that the Radiologic Technology Program received the maximum of 8 years’ accreditation by the JRCERT. To receive the maximum accreditation of 8 years speaks volumes to the quality and success of the Radiologic technology program.
I would like to thank Professors Dennis Gibbons, Geraldine Ruiz, Jarek Stelmark, Ramon Tejeda, Rayola Chelladurai, Clinical Coordinator Darrell Conyers and Elizabeth Vargas for all their hard work.