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Radiologic Technology Program Earns Maximum Accreditation

Released: 10/27/2010

The radiologic technology program at LSU Alexandria has received the maximum eight-year reaccreditation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), announced Melissa Whitley, LSUA program coordinator. Reaccreditation followed an initial three-year accreditation, which is the maximum granted for new programs.

“To receive an eight-year reaccreditation is a significant achievement,” said Whitley. “It comes after a rigorous self-evaluation and a thorough site visit by the Joint Review Committee last spring.” JRCERT is the only organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for accreditation of traditional and distance delivery educational programs in radiography, radiation therapy, magnetic resonance and medical dosimetry.

Whitley said the reaccreditation affirms the quality of the LSUA program for prospective students and employers.

LSUA accepts 16 students per year into its radiologic technology program. Ninety-one students have earned associate degrees in the program since the first graduating class in 2003.