Program Effectiveness

The Radiography Program at Washtenaw Community College is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). In compliance with the JRCERT Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography, the Program's Effectiveness Data (credentialing examination pass rate, job placement rate, and program completion rate) must be made available to perspective students and the general public. The following are program effectiveness data for the Washtenaw Community College Radiography Program.

Program Completion Rate

The program completion rate is calculated by dividing the number of students who completed the program within 150% of the stated program length by the number of the students initially admitted to the Program. This rate fluctuates based on the number of students who voluntarily withdrew or were dismissed from the program for academic or personal reasons.

Program Completion Rate

Year # Students initially admitted # Graduates   Percentage Completion
2013 32 23 (6 voluntary withdrawals; 3 dismissals) 72%
2014 31 23 (4 voluntary withdrawals; 4 dismissals) 74%
2015 31 22 (4 voluntary withdrawals; 5 dismissals) 71%
2016 31 23 (7 voluntary withdrawals; 1 dismissals) 74%
2017 31 22 (4 voluntary withdrawals; 5 dismissals) 71%
Total 157 113    
5-Year Average: 72%
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ARRT Exam Pass Rate
The ARRT exam pass rate is the number of graduates that pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination on the first attempt within six months of graduation.

ARRT Exam Pass Rate

Year # graduates that took Exam # that passed on 1st attempt % Passing
2013 22 22 100%
2014 23 22 96%
2015 22 22 100%
2016 23 23 100%
2017 22 21 95%
Total 112 110  
5-Year Average: 98%
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Job Placement Rate
The job placement rate is the number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences, within twelve months of graduation, compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences. The JRCERT has defined not actively seeking employment as: 1) graduate fails to communicate with program officials regarding employment status after multiple attempts, 2) graduate is unwilling to seek employment that requires relocation, 3) graduate is unwilling to accept employment due to salary or hours, 4) graduate is on active military duty, and/or 5) graduate is continuing education.

Job Placement Rate

Year # graduates that actively sought employment # of graduates that found employment within 12-months of graduation % Employed
2013 16 15 94%
2014 15 13 87%
2015 17 17 100%
2016 23 23 100%
2017 19 19 100%
Total 90 87  
5-Year Average: 97%
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The JRCERT Program Effectiveness Data for all accredited radiography programs can be obtained by visiting the JRCERT website at

Advanced Placement Program

William Nelson (734) 677-5119
James Skufis (734) 477-8527

The Advanced Placement Program is designed for those individuals possessing prior education in Radiological Sciences. To be eligible for this program, you must show documentation of the following:

  • Completion of a U.S. military or JRCERT accredited program in Radiography
  • Clinical radiography experience

Successful completion of the Advanced Placement Program makes you eligible to reapply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Radiography Certification Examination.