July 30, 2014
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Lake Michigan College’s Radiologic Technology program has earned continued accreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). LMC’s is the only accredited radiologic technology program in southwest Michigan.
Four of LMC’s health care degrees have programmatic accreditation status, including Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and Registered Dental Assisting. Each program is the only accredited associate degree program of its type in the region.
After earning their degrees, Radiologic Technology graduates sit for the licensure exam. Averaged over the last five years, 98 percent of LMC graduates passed the licensure examination on their first attempt.
“Our Radiologic Technology faculty delivers outstanding instruction to our students. This renewal of our program accreditation acknowledges that,” said LMC Interim Vice President of Instruction for Career and Workforce Education Leslie Kellogg. “Their commitment to students and to providing quality education makes this the outstanding program that it is.”
Twenty-five students are enrolled in the program annually and are trained in state-of-the-art medical imaging lab on the Napier Avenue campus. The program incorporates classroom and lab work, as well as clinical training in local hospitals and other health care facilities. Most LMC Radiologic technology graduates find employment regionally, and employer surveys consistently come back with strong results for graduates of the program.
“Our students are known for their critical thinking skills, and how prepared they are to hit the ground running,” said Radiologic Technology Program Director Kerry Mohney. “We are proud of our graduates who use their skills to deliver high quality health care throughout the region.”
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects employment of radiologic technologists to grow by 21 percent through 2022. Nationwide demand is strong, as demand for health professionals will continue to increase as Baby Boomers leave the workforce. The median pay for radiologic technologists in 2012 was $54,620.
The Joint Review Committee on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is the only agency recognized by the US Department of Education for the accreditation of educational programs in radiography. JRCERT provides peer evaluation of institutions, including monitoring of performance measure, which are made available to the public. The LMC Radiologic Technology program will be reviewed again by JRCERT in 2022.
For more information about LMC’s Radiologic Technology program, visit http://www.lakemichigancollege.edu/radtech.