Radiation Oncology (Associate of Applied Science)

Program Effectiveness Data

The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information. Click here to go directly to the JRCERT webpage.

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%.

Credentialing Examination Rate: number passed on 1st attempt divided by number attempted within 6 months of graduation

YearResults
Year 1 – 201717 of 18 – 94%
Year 2 – 201816 of 18 – 89%
Year 3 – 201912 of 13 – 92%
Year 4 – 202021 of 22 – 95%
Year 5 – 2021*9 of 17 – 53%
Program 5-Year Average75 of 88 – 85%

*COVID Cohort

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%.

Job Placement Rate: number employed divided by number actively seeking employment within 12 months of graduation

YearResults
Year 1 – 201718 of 18 – 100%
Year 2 – 201818 of 18 – 100%
Year 3 – 201912 of 12 – 100%
Year 4 – 202021 of 22 – 95%
Year 5 – 202117 of 17 – 100%
Program 5-Year Average86 of 87 – 99%

Program Completion

The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is

Program Completion Rate: number graduated divided by number started the program

YearResults
Year 1 – 202117 of 17
Annual Completion Rate100.0%

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Est. Tuition*: $
Credits: 72 Hours
Time: 2 Years

*Estimated cost reflects in-state rate and is subject to change

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healthprofessions@virginiawestern.edu
 Fralin Center HP214A or HP339
New Students: Chapman Hall
 540-857-6325 or 857-6644
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
School of Health Professions
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

PROGRAM HEAD

Tillie Conner, MS, RT(R)(T)
Director and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

A.A.S. – Virginia Western Community College, 1981
B.A. – Mary Baldwin College, 1990
M.S.Ed. – Virginia Polytechnic University, 2002

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Martha Sullivan, Dean