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Radiologic technologists can now continue their education at SVCC with
the new computed
tomography (CT) certificate program
.
The 16-credit hour program allows those with a radiologic
degree to learn how to use computed tomography technology to produce cross sectional anatomic
images of the human body, radiation treatment planning and nuclear medicine PET scanning.
The
Student Veterans Organization
raised over $450 to donate to the Dixon Veterans
Memorial Park. The group held several fundraisers during the 2012-13 including a successful
Valentine’s Day carination sale.
SVCC was named a
Military-Friendly School”
by G.I. Jobs Magazine for a fourth year in
a row based on criteria of academics, financial benefits, flexibility, military student enrollment
and support. The College was ranked in the top 20% of all colleges and universities nationwide
for its services to veterans which includes counseling assistance for veterans and the campus club,
Student Veterans Organization.
2012
graduates of SVCC’s nursing program achieved a
90
percent pass rate
in the associate
degree nursing (ADN) program and a
94
percent pass rate
in the LPN program on the national
nursing licensure exam (NCLEX) on the first try. The state and national pass rate for the ADN
program is 90 percent while the LPN
program’s state pass rate is 85 percent and
84
percent at the national level. The 2012
graduates of the radiology program achieved
a
100
percent pass rate
on the ARRT registry
exam on the first try with the national level
pass rate at 93 percent.
SVCC’s 2013
health pinning ceremony
recognized over 80 individuals’ completion in
the radiology and nursing areas. The 2012
commencement
recognized 752 degree and
certificate completions including student
commencement speaker, Valbona Bajrami.
Bob Sondgeroth, Whiteside County regional
superintendent and SVCC alum, spoke to graduates
about their courage to continue their education and
encouraged them to push others to attend a place like
SVCC. During commencement, Darin DeHaan, chief
of police for Oregon, Illinois, received the 2013
Outstanding Alumni Award for his achievements
in law enforcement.
Assessment of Academic Achievement
projects
focused faculty attention on the general education
competencies Reading, Technology, and Quantitative
Reasoning. The faculty discussion of collected
classroom data resulted in two significant proposals:
one for the development of a self-assessment for
incoming students to determine their readiness for using computers and another that
SVCC review and revise a long-standing reading concurrency policy. In addition, for the
first time, classroom assessment data was collected into a database developed in-house.