CHEYENNE, WYO. — The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) has again awarded an eight-year accreditation to Laramie County Community College's radiography program.
The process involved an extensive review and evaluation process, including numerous interviews while performing a site visit. The eight-year award is the maximum recognition possible from JRCERT, which is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation for accreditation of programs in this field.
According to Starla Mason, the director of LCCC's radiography program, the program has maintained continuous JRCERT accreditation since its inception at LCCC nearly 40 years ago.
"This accreditation by JRCERT assures that graduates from the program can be licensed to practice in every state in the U.S.," she said. "Additionally, this is the minimum eligibility requirement for medical imaging positions at Veterans' Administration health facilities."
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently shared that the job outlook in this field is expected to be faster than average. The typical entry-level education is an associate degree.