JRCERT Award Letter
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, IL 60606-3182
312.704.5300 - (Fax) 312.704.5304
October 28, 2016
Gwendolyn Joseph, Ph.D.
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
610 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
RE: Program #0440
Previous Accreditation Status: 8 Years
Most Recent Site Visit: 03/16
Dear Dr. Joseph:
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) appreciated the opportunity to evaluate the associate degree radiography program sponsored by Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. The JR CERT is the only agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) for the accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry. Specialized accreditation awarded by the JRCERT offers institutions significant value by providing peer evaluation and by assuring the public of quality professional education in the radiologic sciences.
The continuing accreditation status of the program was considered at the October 21, 2016 meeting of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. The program was evaluated according to the Standards for an Accredited Educational Program in Radiography (2014). The JRCERT awards:
ACCREDITATION FOR A PERIOD OF EIGHT YEARS.
The maximum duration that may be awarded by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology in this category is eight years.
An interim report will be required. The projected date for submission of the interim report is the First Quarter of 2020. The JRCERT will provide program officials adequate notice of the due date for submission of the interim report. Based on the interim report, the JRCERT will determine if the accreditation award of eight years will be maintained or reduced and the continuing accreditation process expedited.
If the accreditation award is maintained, the next site visit is tentatively scheduled for the First Quarter of 2024.
The program is advised that consistent with JRCERT Policy 11.600, the JRCERT reserves the right to conduct unannounced site visits of accredited programs. The sponsoring institution would be responsible for the expenses of any on-site evaluation.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology Directors and staff congratulate you and the program faculty for achieving the maximum award of accreditation from the JRCERT and wish you continuing success in your efforts to provide a quality educational program. If we can be of further assistance, do not hesitate to contact the office.
Laura S. Aaron, Ph.D., RT.(R)(M)(QM), FASRT
copy: Program Director: Anna M. Hamilton, M.A., R.T.(R)(CT)
Provost: Dr. Tiffany Evans
Site Visitors: William W. Sykes, M.B.A., RT.(R)(M)(CT)(MRXQM)
John J. Lee, B.S.RS., R.T.(R)
Kentucky: Elizabeth Morgan
The JRCERT promotes excellence in education and elevates the quality and safety of patient care through the accreditation of educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance, and medical dosimetry.