The Report of Program Outcomes to the Public includes data delineating annual program enrollment rate, annual program completion rate, credentialing exam pass rate, and job (positive) placement rate. This data is updated and submitted annually to the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon review from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT) in the Report of Current Status (RCS).
The following Report of Program Outcomes to the Public data reflects the program’s three year average (2016-2015-2014) retention/graduation rates, credentialing exam pass rates, and job (positive) placement rates. Positive Placement is defined as a graduate employed full or part-time in a related field; and/or continuing education; and/or serving in the military.
The numbers for the three-year average are based off the limited-admission program which accepts a maximum of 13 students in each annual cohort. These student numbers specifically list details of all students who are accepted and complete the program, but also include those who did not complete the program, for the required reportable outcomes. The loss of one or two students, as well as the same number of students choosing not to sit for the credentialing exam, or not passing the credentialing exam on the first attempt, dramatically affects the three year average for program enrollment/completion, exam pass rate, and positive placement.
2016-2015-2014 Program Enrollment/Completion Rate: 73%
This assessment is calculated by the number of students who entered the program and subsequently completed the two year curriculum. Twenty-five (25) of thirty-seven (37) students initially enrolled graduated from the program. Nine (9) students withdrew from program for personal reasons, two (2) students continued to subsequent year after academic probation, and one (1) student was withdrawn for academic reasons.
2016-2015-2014 Credentialing Exam Pass Rate: 79%
This assessment is calculated by the number of graduates who sat for and passed the credentialing exam on the first attempt. The Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) exam administered by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) is the exam for which graduates prepare.
The National Pass Rate, based on the successful completion rate of the CCI RCIS exam for the 2015-2014-2013 is fifty-seven (57%) percent. Note: 2016 statistics for the national pass rate were not available upon submission of this report.
Eighteen (18) of twenty-five (25) graduates passed the credentialing exam on the first attempt, one (1) graduate passed the credentialing exam on the second attempt, four (4) graduates decided not to take exam a second time, and two (2) graduates decided not to take the exam at all.
2016-2015-2014 Job (Positive) Placement Rate: 100%
This assessment is calculated by the number of graduates with positive placement in the workforce in a related field. Twenty-five (25) of Twenty-five (25) graduates have been positively placed within the workforce, continuing education, or military fields.