Rose State College’s Radiologic and Medical Laboratory Technology programs today announced that they have been re-accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS).
Both programs received the longest recognition of accreditation through their accrediting agencies. “Eight years has been awarded for continued accreditation for the second time in the history of the Radiologic Technology Program,” according to Jonnye Griffin, Rose State College’s Radiologic Technology Program Director. JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for the certification of educational programs in radiography. “JRCERT accreditation offers a means of assurance to the public that a program meets specific objectives,” said Griffin.
Additional bragging rights go to Rose State’s Medical Laboratory Technology program. “The recent 10 year re-accreditation through NAACLS is the maximum length of accreditation given for program approval. The length awarded depends on several factors including quality of curriculum, report on quality measures, graduation rate, placement, and retention rate,” stated Carlos Ledesma, the College’s Medical Laboratory Technology program director.
Having the top of the line accreditation is extremely important to elevate the quality and safety of patient care and accuracy in complex laboratory results. With the completion of each program, students can rest assure that they will be provided the knowledge, skills, and professional values needed for a successful future as a radiographer and in all general clinical laboratory areas.
Each program enrolls around 20 students each year, providing each an opportunity to receive their practicum education in several medical facilities across the metro Oklahoma City area. Those enrolled in the Radiologic Technology Program will be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist credentialing examination upon program completion. The ARRT graduate pass rate is 100%.
Students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program are eligible to take The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) in which Rose State College students currently have a 100% pass rate.