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The Coastal Bend College RadiologicTechnology program, accredited by
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
The radiography program sponsored by Coastal Bend College
has revised its policy, effective May 1, 2016, regarding the placement of
students in mammography clinical rotations to observe and/or perform breast
imaging. (Additionally, the policy may
be applied to any imaging procedures performed by professionals who are of the
opposite gender of the patient.)
Under the revised policy, all students, male and female,
will be offered the opportunity to participate in mammography clinical
rotations. The program will make every effort to place a male student in a mammography
clinical rotation if requested; however, the program is not in a position to
override clinical setting policies that restrict clinical experiences in
mammography to female students. Male
students are advised that placement in a mammography rotation is not guaranteed
and is subject to the availability of a clinical setting that allows males to
participate in mammographic imaging procedures.
The program will not deny female students the opportunity to participate
in mammography rotations if clinical settings are not available to provide the
same opportunity to male students.
The change in the program’s policy regarding student clinical
rotations in mammography is based on the sound rationale presented in a
position statement on student mammography clinical rotations adopted by the
Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic
Technology (JRCERT) at its April 2016 meeting.
The JRCERT position statement is included as Addendum A to the program’s
policy and is also available on the JRCERT Web site, www.jrcert.org, Programs & Faculty,
Program Resources. Click here for the JRCERT Position Statement.
To maintain compliance with
requirements from the United States Department of Education and the Joint
Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Standards for
Accreditation, specifically Objectives 1.1 and 5.3, the program at Coastal Bend
College publishes the following information.
Program Effectiveness Data
Class of 2014
Total Number of Graduates 2014 – 13 students started in Class of 2014 (2 students from class of 2013 are still
in the program) 11 out of 13 completed
Program; Program Completion Rate - 85.00% (Program Benchmark for Completion is 60.00%)
50 graduates of
the program have taken the ARRT examination within the past 5 year period.
Average ARRT Examination Pass Rate (1st Attempt) (%)
42 out of 50 graduates passed the ARRT examination on the first attempt.
84.00% (42 of 50) (Program Benchmark for first attempt passing is 75%.)
5-Year Average Job Placement Rate (%) - 100.00% (50 of 50) (Program benchmark for employment is 75%)
50 of 50 graduates who are actively seeking employment have found employment.