Salem’s Rad Tech Program Receives Continued Accreditation
The associate of applied science degree program in radiologic technology on the Kent State Salem Campus recently received continued accreditation status from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology for a period of eight years.
The national accreditation body awarded the Kent State Salem program the highest level possible, with the program meeting all 53 standards and no citations when reviewed earlier this year by a site visit team from the JRCERT.
While on campus, the JRCERT site-visit team met with administrators, clinical personnel, program faculty, student services personnel and students. The team complimented program personnel on a well-organized program with dedicated staff.
Additionally, 100 percent of the 2016 graduates of the Kent State Salem radiologic technology program passed the national certification examination and their job placement rate is 90 percent since graduation in May.
The radiologic technology personnel include Jan Gibson, senior program director; Judith Miller, clinical coordinator; Margie Iagulli, senior lecturer; Kelly Dragomir, lecturer and clinical coordinator; and Sherry DeWitt, secretary.
Kent State University at Salem offers an associate of applied science in radiologic technology, as well as a bachelor’s degree in radiologic and imaging sciences technology with concentrations in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, diagnostic medical sonography and radiation therapy.
For more information about these programs, visit www.kent.edu/columbiana.
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Photo: The team at Kent State Salem that worked to earn continued accreditation for the associate of applied science degree program in radiologic technology included (from left) Sherry DeWitt, Jan Gibson, Margie Iagulli, Judith Miller and Kelly Dragomir.
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