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    The Coastal Bend College RadiologicTechnology program, accredited by 

    The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT)
     

    20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
    Chicago, IL 60606-3182
    312-704-5300
    mail@jrcert.org
     www.jrcert.org 

    is a 2 year program designed to prepare the student for an exciting career as a Health Care Professional. Students will have earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students will gain experience and knowledge through a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical hands on experience. Clinical sites will include surrounding community hospitals.
     
     
    Upon completion of the program, students will have developed the skills as an entry level Radiographic Technologist. The student will then be able to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) exam. The successful completion of the ARRT exam will allow the student to then apply for a Texas Department of Health license as required by the State of Texas for employment.

    Application and the admissions criteria are under the link Admissions. The curriculum for the Radiography Program will change for students entering the program in Fall of 2015. Click here or on the Curriculum link, on the left, to see the new curriculum for the class starting Fall 2015. Also visit the admissions page for further details on how this change will affect your point total for admission.

    Note: New CBC policy on Bacterial Meningitis

    Radiography classes are offered on the Beeville Campus only. Contact the program for more details.
     
     
    New Policy on Mammography 

     

    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. 


    Important: Information sessions for the Radiologic Technology program have been scheduled for the Spring session for all campuses. Information regarding the program and the Radiography profession will be presented. It is worth two (2) points on the application if one attends one of these information sessions.
     

     
    Dates for the information session for the Spring 2016 have been set. The information session will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 3:30pm at the following locations: 

     
    Beeville Elam 110 
    Alice Rm 103 
    Kingsville Rm 119 
    Pleasanton Rm 140. 

     
    This information session is worth 2 points on thew application. The purpose is to present needed information to the applicants of the Radiology Program.   
      
       

    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. (2010-2014) 

    Current 5-Year 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. 


    To check our Assessment Plan, click here or on the link above left. Read our Advisory Committee Meeting minutes here or on the Accreditation page.

    Commonly asked questions and answers are found under the link FAQ's.