Radiographers are health care professionals who use radiation (x-rays) to create medical images of the body. Other names used for the profession are: Radiologic Technologist or X-Ray Technologist. The career combines the use of modern medical equipment with patient care interaction. Radiographers are valued members of the health care team and provide information to physicians so that patients' illnesses can be diagnosed, and treatment initiated.
This program combines courses in general education and radiography with supervised clinical experience in area hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Examination in Radiography and become nationally certified and to apply for licensing by the State of New Jersey.
Applying to the Program
The Radiography Program is a Selective Admissions Program. Students apply to the RCSJ, Cumberland Campus and also apply to be considered for admission to the Radiography Program by completing and submitting a Radiography Program Admission Packet.
The program is approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the Department of Environmental Protection/Bureau of Radiation Protection for the State of New Jersey.
The Rowan College of South Jersey (formerly known as Cumberland County College) Radiography Program was established in 1986 and accredited in September 1988. The program consists of a two-year full-time course beginning in the first week of September each year.
Current 8-year re-accreditation award received November 2016JRCERT Standards & Non-Compliance Policy
20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of X-Ray Compliance
P.O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
Mission Statement, Goals, Student Learning Outcomes
To provide competent, entry-level technologists through a high-quality, career-oriented education in Radiography.
Goal 1: Students will be competent when performing radiographic procedures. Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will provide effective patient care.
2. Students will accurately position patients for a variety of exams.
Goal 2: Students will demonstrate effective communication. Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will display an understanding of the principles of effective communication in the academic setting.
2. Students will communicate effectively in the clinical education sites.
Goal 3: Students will demonstrate problem solving/ critical thinking skills. Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will display the ability to simulate effective patient care for varying patient conditions.
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the ability to adjust technical factors to adapt for varying patient conditions.
3. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete radiographic exams by adapting for varying patient conditions.
Goal 4: Students will display professional development and growth. Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will exhibit Professional Ethics in the Clinical Education Setting.
2. Students will display an understanding of the concepts of Professional Ethics.
3. Students will prepare a professional portfolio.
Goal 5: Graduates will be employable and meet the needs of the healthcare community. Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will complete the Program.
2. Graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt.
3. Graduates will display satisfaction with the program.
4. Graduates will find employment.
5. Employers will display satisfaction with graduates’ performance.
Goal 6: Students will demonstrate Information Literacy. Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be able to locate, retrieve and clinically evaluate information and information sources.
Program Effectiveness Data
Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.
|Year 1 - 2018||20 of 20 - 100%|
|Year 2 - 2019||11 of 16 - 68.75%|
|Year 3 - 2020||15 of 19- 78.9%|
|Year 4 - 2021||14 of 16 - 87.5%|
|Year 5 - 2022||9 of 9 - 100%|
Program 5-Year Average||69 of 80 - 87%|
Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%
|Year 1 - 2018||18 of 18 - 100%|
|Year 2 - 2019||15 of 16 - 93.8%|
|Year 3 - 2020||18 of 19 - 95%|
|Year 4 - 2021||15 of 15 - 100%|
|Year 5 - 2022||9 of 9 - 100%|
Program 5-Year Average||75 of 77 - 97.4%|
Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.
|2022||10 of 11|
Annual Completion Rate||91%|
Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.
The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.
The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.
For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar.