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Degrees & Certificates

Degrees & Certificates

Radiography, A.A.S. (Cumberland)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This program combines courses in general education and radiography with supervised clinical experience in area hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Examination in Radiography and become nationally certified and to apply for licensing by the State of New Jersey.

Accreditation Information

The program is approved by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology and the Department of Environmental Protection/Bureau of Radiation Protection for the State of New Jersey.

The Rowan College of South Jersey (formerly known as Cumberland County College) Radiography Program was established in 1986 and accredited in September 1988. The program consists of a two-year full-time course beginning in the first week of September each year. 

Current 8-year re-accreditation award received November 2016

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology​ 
20 N. Wacker Dr. Suite 2850
 Chicago, IL 60606-3182
 (312) 704-5300
 Email: [email protected] 

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of X-Ray Compliance
 P.O. Box 420
 Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
(609) 984-5890

Mission Statement, Goals, Student Learning Outcomes

To provide Cumberland County with competent technologists through a high quality career-oriented education in Radiography.

Goal 1: Students will be competent when performing radiographic procedures.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will provide effective patient care.
2. Students will accurately position patients for a variety of exams.​

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate effective communication.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will display an understanding of the principles of effective communication in the academic setting.
2. Students will communicate effectively in the clinical education sites.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate problem solving/ critical thinking skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will display the ability to simulate effective patient care for varying patient conditions.
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the ability to adjust technical factors to adapt for varying patient conditions.
3. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete radiographic exams by adapting for varying patient conditions.

Goal 4: Students will display professional development and growth.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will exhibit Professional Ethics in the Clinical Education Setting.
2. Students will display an understanding of the concepts of Professional Ethics.
3. Students will prepare a professional portfolio.

Goal 5: Students will display professional development and growth.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Students will exhibit Professional Ethics in the Clinical Education Setting.
2. Students will display an understanding of the concepts of Professional Ethics.
3. Students will prepare a professional portfolio.

Goal 6: Graduates will be employable and meet the needs of the healthcare community.

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will complete the Program.
2. Graduates will pass the ARRT exam on the first attempt.
3. Graduates will display satisfaction with the program.
4. Graduates will find employment.
5. Employers will display satisfaction with graduates’ performance.

Goal 7​: Students will demonstrate Information Literacy.

Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be able to locate, retrieve and clinically evaluate information and information sources.​

​Students can download the Program Guide listed above to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

The RCSJ Catalog provides class descriptions.

The Course Registration Info site shows important information for each semester such as deadlines, dates, and guides.

For a complete list of when important College dates occur, students can view and download the Academic Calendar​.

Program Effectiveness Da​ta


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 Ex​amination Rate​
Year Results
Year 1 - 201611 of 11 - 100%
Year 2 - 201715 of 16 - 93.8%
Year 3 - 201820 of 20 - 100%
Year 4 - 201911 of 16 - 69%
Year 5 - 2020 15 of 18 - 83%
Program 5-Year Average72 of 81 - 89.2%

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 Place​​ment Rat​e ​​
Year Results
Year 1 - 201610 of 10 - 100%
Year 2 - 201714 of 15 - 93.3%
Year 3 - 201818 of 18 - 100%
Year 4 - 201915 of 16 - 93.8%
Year 5 - 202015 of 15 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average57 of 59 - 97%

​Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 75%.

​Program Completion Rate​
Year Results
Year 1 - 202019 of 20
Annual Completion Rate95%

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Disclaimer:
The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.