Federal regulations require that institutions disclose certain information on educational programs that they offer that do not lead to a degree. Those programs would include certificate programs. Currently, UW-La Crosse offers one such program which is a certificate in Medical Dosimetry. Information and the required disclosures related to the gainful employment of those students enrolling in the Medical Dosimetry program are provided below.
Q. What type of work will the Dosimetry program prepare me for?
A. The field of Medical Dosimetry involves the measurement and calculation of dose for the treatment of cancer patients. Dosimetrists use their knowledge of physics, anatomy, and radiobiology to develop an optimal arrangement of radiation portals to spare normal and radiosensitive tissues while applying a prescribed dose to the targeted disease volume. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in its Standard Occupational Classification lists radiation therapist (29-1124). Dosimetrists are included in 29-1124 as a subset of Radiation Therapists.
Q. How much will the program cost me?
A. For 2013-14, the cost is $400 per credit for tuition and fees. The estimated cost of attendance for the program for 2013-14 is as follows:
Tuition ($400 per credit)
Q. What are my financing options to pay for the program?
A. For Year 1 - Federal loans or private alternative education loansFor Summer and Year 2 - Private alternative education loans due to less than half-time enrollment. More information on Financial Aid
Q. What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
A. The job placement rate for students who completed the program in 2011-12 is 100%.More information on the profession
Q. Will I be able to pay back my student loans?
A. For those students completing the program in 2011-12, and borrowed federal student loans during their enrollment, 100% are successfully repaying them.More information on repayment of federal student loans
Program CompletionProgram Scheduled Completion is sixteen months. This rate is not necessarily reflective of the overall completion rate of the program.
For Award Year 2011-2012, the completion rate of the program was 100%.
On-time completion rates can be affected by scheduling changes, failed course or other circumstances. During the Reporting Year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012) the on-time completion rate was 100%.
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