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CSI’s Radiologic Technology Program Awarded Accreditation Renewal
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The College of Southern Idaho’s Radiologic Technology Program was recently awarded eight-year accreditation renewal.
This renewal is from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.
JRCERT is the only agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of radiography programs.
CSI's radiologic tech professor, Dr. Gary Lauer, says 116 students have graduated from the 22-month program since it began in the fall of 2002.
Most of those graduates are employed in southern Idaho hospitals and clinics as registered technologists.
The curriculum is what helped get their accreditation.
"We have a didactic piece, an instructional piece here at CSI, and then we have a clinical education piece, out in the clinical facility," Lauer explains.
The average starting wage for radiologic technologists in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, was about 26 dollars an hour.
And demand is expected to be strong through at least 2022.