Accreditation

The Radiation Therapy program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

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

20 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

Phone: (312) 704-5300
Fax: (312) 704-5304

Website: http://www.jrcert.org/

To view a (PDF) copy of the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Program in Radiation Therapy go to:

http://www.jrcert.org/programs-faculty/jrcert-standards/

JRCERT collects program effectiveness data provided by accredited programs on completion rates, credential examination pass rates, and job placement rates. To view a copy of the program effectiveness data for Bellevue College and other accredited colleges collected by the JRCERT please go to:

Accredited Program Details

Program accreditation status:

Most recent site visit: July 2016
Accreditation award granted for maximum 8 years: Dec 2016
Interim report due: September 2020

Maintenance of accreditation granted: April 2021
Next site visit due:  third quarter of 2024

Mission Statement

The mission of the Radiation Therapy program at Bellevue College is to provide a low cost, high quality education serving the needs of the state of Washington. The program prepares graduates for pursuing a career as a radiation therapist with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver prescribed treatments safely and competently and provide quality patient care. In affirming the mission, vision and core values of Bellevue College, the Radiation Therapy program places students at the center of its program and supports and promotes the excellence of their efforts.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Radiation Therapy program at Bellevue College is to provide students with a high quality education and in partnership with radiation oncology centers to fulfill the radiation therapist needs of the State of Washington and when applicable the Pacific Northwest region. The program prepares graduates to become radiation therapists with the essential knowledge and skills to administer prescribed treatments competently and provide quality patient care. In adhering to the mission, vision and core values of Bellevue College, the Radiation Therapy Program focuses on student success and promotes the excellence of their efforts.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Program Goal One: Students will be clinically competent as entry level radiation therapists

Student Learning Outcomes:
•Student will implement appropriate clinical procedures
•Student will apply principles of radiation protection to clinical practice
•Student will apply appropriate ethical and legal practices

Program Goal Two: Students/graduates will be able to effectively communicate in all aspects of radiation therapy

Student Learning Outcomes:
•Student will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with members of the oncology team
•Student will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with patients

Program Goal Three: Students/graduates will be able to apply critical thinking and problem solving in analyzing radiation therapy scenarios

Student Learning Outcomes:
•Student will demonstrate appropriate critical thinking skills and problem solving in clinical situations
•Student will demonstrate appropriate critical thinking skills and problem solving in didactic situations

Program Goal Four: Students will exhibit professional growth in the program and after graduation

Student Learning Outcomes:
•Students will join the ASRT as student members
•Students will participate in the ASRT Directed Readings Program
•Graduates will continue with their formal education

Program Effectiveness Data

Program Effectiveness Measures

Credentialing Examination Pass Rate – 2015 through 2019

This is 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. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program’s credentialing examination pass rate stated as an average from the years 2015 through 2019 is 98%. Forty-six (46) graduates of the program took the exam, forty -five (45) passed the exam on their first attempt.

Program Completion Rate –2015 through 2019

This is an annual measurement of the number of students that began the program divided by the number of students that actually completed the program within 150% of the stated program length. Over the five years 2015-2019, fifty (50) students started the program and forty-six (46) completed the program. This represents a 92% completion rate averaged over a five year period. Annual completion rate for 2019 is 100%.

Job Placement Rate – 2015 through 2019

This is the number of students that gain employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduation versus the number that graduate and are actively* seeking employment. The figure reflects an average over a five-year span. The program’s job placement rate as an average from the years 2015 through 2019 is 100%. Forty-six (46) of the graduates sought and gained employment in radiation therapy. Additionally, two (2) graduates continued education into the medical dosimetry program while being employed as an RT(T).

*The JRCERT defines “Not actively seeking employment” as:

  1. Graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts;
  2. Graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation;
  3. Graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours;
  4. Graduate is on active military duty; or
  5. Graduate is continuing education.

Last Updated August 27, 2021