West Windsor, N.J. – The Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) at Mercer County Community College (MCCC), in collaboration with the college’s Department of Radiography in the Health Professions Division, is thrilled to offer a high-level, comprehensive, and competency-based program to prepare registered radiographers with skills needed to become MRI and/or CT technologists.
The Fall 2019 semester will be the second time the program is offered. Last fall, in the program’s inaugural year, more than a dozen students enrolled and successfully completed the program.
CCS’s MRI and CT Scan courses offer American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) approved didactic course hours and allotted clinical experience to prepare for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) credentialing exam. The program is approved for 42 Continuing Education Credits by the ASRT. Classes are taught by industry professionals to help prepare technologists to provide patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance.
“We are excited to meet our community’s professional advancement and workforce development needs through these industry-recognized programs,” said Jigna Rao, Director of the Center for Continuing Studies. “MRI and/or CT scan specializations offer an additional skill set to radiologic technologists who desire to improve their marketability in the workplace.”
She added, “The employment outlook is excellent and many students are able to complete the clinical components while working full-time in the field. Graduates of this program are employed in hospitals, clinics and imaging centers, just to name a few.”
Over the course of 3 months, students will meet on Saturdays to engage in hands-on labs and lessons, taught by leading industry experts, on the didactic components of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computed Tomography (CT) courses.
Applications are currently being accepted for the fall semester. The application deadline is August 16.
Applications can be downloaded by visiting the CCS website or by contacting Andrea Bash, Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org at (609) 570-3122. Interested students must currently hold an AART primary certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, or Sonography. Students are encouraged to apply early as space is limited.
CCS is the community’s resource for a wide variety of professional and personal interest courses, along with numerous classes that start online monthly. More information on the full range of courses is available here or by calling (609) 570-3311.