Radiography Program Effectiveness Data

The mission of the Radiography program is to provide the health care community with competent and professional entry-levels radiographers. As such, students are expected to demonstrate competence in skills basic to the profession:

  • Proper positioning and care of patients
  • Determine correct exposure factors
  • Correct analysis of images
  • Competence in non-routine examinations
  • Appropriate verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional behavior in the clinical setting
  • Identification of imaging legalities, ethical codes and professional standards

The performance of the program also is reflected through effectiveness data as defined by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). Program effectiveness data includes the program completion rate, credentialing examination pass rate and job placement rate.

  • Program completion rate
    An annual measure of the number of students who complete the program divided by the number initially enrolled in a cohort plus students who re-entered with a cohort. The numbers reflect dual entry. One cohort completes in the Fall semester, and one completes in the Spring semester.
    In addition to the completion rate required by the JRCERT, Wake Tech includes an additional two years of data:
    • 2022: 33 of 36 students completed = 91.7%
    • 2021: 38 of 43 students completed = 88.3%
    • 2020: 31 of 41 students completed = 75.6%
  • Five-year average credentialing examination pass rate
    The number of students who pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation from the program.
  • Five-year average job placement rate
    The number of graduates who gain employment in the radiologic sciences within 12 months of graduation compared to the number actively seeking employment. The numbers also reflect students who continued their education in advanced imaging modalities.