JRCERT Accreditation Site Visit:  July 17-18, 20023

Third-Party Comments

The JRCERT welcomes third party comments regarding our accredited programs.  Comments regarding accreditation review should be submitted to the JRCERT Chief Executive Officer. Third-party comments will be reviewed by the CEO and appropriately addressed. The next projected review date of a program can be found when you search for a program under Programs for Review.

Third – Party Comment on an Upcoming Projected Site Visit
The JRCERT has integrated a third-party comment process into its accreditation process. The JRCERT publishes basic information about the site visit for programs undergoing initial or continuing accreditation and invites the public to provide written comments.

The CEO reviews these written comments and determines the appropriate course of action, including but not limited to forwarding the comments to the site visit team to include in the onsite review of the program. Typically, the commenter’s identifying information is made known to the program; however, request may be made to the CEO to have comments made anonymously.

Submit comments to Leslie F. Winter, M.S., R.T.(R) lwinter@jrcert.org
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182

The following information must be provided: First and Last Name of the person submitting the comment(s), E-Mail address, Name of institution being commented

Comments on programs are due in the JRCERT office no later than 60 days before the date the visit is projected. The JRCERT cannot guarantee that comments received after the due date will be considered.

NOTE: An individual with a specific dispute or grievance with a program’s compliance with the STANDARDS should request the separate “Allegations” process from the JRCERT Web site. The JRCERT cannot settle disputes between programs and individuals, whether faculty, students, or others. Complaints will not be considered as comments.

Radiologic Technology Program Mission Statement

The Radiography Program sponsored by Bergen Community College is committed to providing our students with a professional education in diagnostic imaging.  The cooperative effort between our faculty and students creates an essential climate for the development of clinical competency and a multiplicity of other professional skills.  Throughout the students’ education in our program, the profession’s ethical principles and practices are introduced and reinforced.

Radiologic Technology Program Goals

Program Goals

  1. Students and graduates will be academically and clinically competent.
  2. Students and graduates will speak and write in a professional manner.
  3. Students and graduates will use critical thinking strategies to solve academic and clinical issues.

Radiologic Technology Program Outcomes

  • Student Competency

1.1 Senior Students will demonstrate competence on all attempted assessments (≥ 77%)
1.2 Freshman students will demonstrate on all attempted assessments. (≥ 77%)
1.3 Students successfully remediated evaluations that scored below the minimal standard. (≤77%)

  • Communication

2.1 Both classes will score 100% on the ADIT model of patient customer service speech.
2.2 Both classes will score 100% on all written (discussions) with classmates and journal entries.

  • Critical Thinking system for problem solving

3.1 Students will use clinical thinking strategies to solve issues with imaging cases.
3.2 Students will pass a Quiz on Critical Thinking Questions with a minimal 90% or >.

Radiography Program Accreditation

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) is the central external accreditation for radiography and radiation therapy technology programs and many other educational programs.

  • The responsibility of the JRCERT to validate that all programs meet the STANDARDS for an educational program.
  • The program must create a SELF STUDY document. Ultimately, a self-study document is reflective in nature.
  • Two site visitors are selected by the JRCERT to visit the BCC camps and clinical sites to assure that students are receiving the very best radiography education.
  • The program is offered time to address any issue that comes up during the site visit.
  • Based on all information received, the JRCERT sends the written information to its Board of Directors, who read, discusses, and makes the final accreditation award.

Information about the Program’s Accreditation

  • Date of the last site visit: June, 2018
  • Award of 5 years accreditation
  • Next site visit 2023

The self study was submitted in 2022 and the program is awaiting a site visit in 2023.  Below is the current accreditation status letter from JRCERT.
JRCERT Award Letter.

Institution Name: Bergen Community College
Program Type: Bergen Community College – Radiologic Technology Program
Degree Type: Associates Degree (A.A.S)

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. The information can be found directly on 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
Year Results
Year 1 – 2021 26 of 29 – 90%
Year 2 – 2020 19 of 22 – 86%
Year 3 – 2019 32 of 35 – 91%
Year 4 – 2018 18 of 21 – 86%
Year 5 – 2017 22 of 24 – 92%
Program 5-Year Average 121 of 135 – 89.6%

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
Year Results
Year 1 – 2021 26 of 33 – 79%
Year 2 – 2020 17 of 23 – 74%
Year 3 – 2019 35 of 40 – 88%
Year 4 – 2018 22 of 40 – 55%
Year 5 – 2017 23 of 31 – 74%
Program 5-Year Average 123 of 167 – 73.7%

Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 70%.

Program Completion Rate number graduated divided by number started the program
Year Results
Year 1 – 2021 38 of 40
Annual Completion Rate 95.0%