by Alana J. Mauger
For the third consecutive year, 100 percent of Montgomery County Community College’s 2011 Radiography graduates passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Certifying Examination. A total of 11 students graduated from the College’s Radiography program in May.
Of note, the program’s graduates have a five-year pass rate of 96.8 percent, which far exceeds the 75 percent benchmark established by the Joint Review Committee on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the accrediting agency for the program. Since its inception at the College, 83 students graduated from the Radiography program, 82 of which went on to become ARRT registered radiographers.
The comprehensive ARRT exam covers the entire two-year Radiography curriculum. It is comprised of five sections, including radiation protection; equipment operation and quality control; radiographic procedures, patient care and education; and image production and evaluation.
Students are eligible to take the examination following graduation. Upon passing, the students become Registered Technologists, which enables them to work anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico.