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 (2013 – 2015) 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 13 students annually. These student numbers specifically list details of all students accepted, but not necessarily completed the program, for the required 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.
2013 – 2015 Program Enrollment/Completion Rate: 76%
This assessment is calculated by the number of students who entered the program and subsequently completed the two year curriculum. Twenty-eight (28) of thirty-seven (37) students initially enrolled graduated from the program. Eight (8) students withdrew for personal reasons and one (1) student was withdrawn for academic reasons.
2013 – 2015 Credentialing Exam Pass Rate: 72%
This assessment is calculated by the number of graduates who 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 same reported three year window, is fifty-seven (57%) percent.
Fifteen (15) of twenty-one (21) graduates passed the credentialing exam on the first attempt, five (5) students are preparing for the second attempt, and one (1) graduate decided not to take exam a second time.
Please note: Seven (7) graduates opted to continue their education in health sciences and did not attempt the exam.
2013 – 2015 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-eight (28) of twenty-eight (28) graduates have been positively placed within the workforce, continuing education, or military fields.