MCCC Radiography Grads Pass National Exam; Program Earns High Marks

2/24/06


The MCCC Radiography program has announced that all 14 members of its 2005 graduating class passed the national certification examination in radiography administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. According to Program Coordinator Sandra Kerr, all of the graduates are currently employed at area facilities or are pursuing advanced education in radiologic technology.

Based on graduates’ 2005 scores, the New Jersey Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners has ranked the MCCC Radiography program second out of the 17 accredited programs in New Jersey. The average score of Mercer’s Radiography graduates was 89.4%, placing their results above both the national (84.8%) and state (85.9%) averages. The program has achieved a 100% pass rate for the 13 years since Kerr was appointed program coordinator.

Observes MCCC Acting President Thomas N. Wilfrid, “The Radiography program has achieved consistently high passing rates. We are proud of both the faculty and the students, whose level of commitment to this demanding field runs deep. Highly trained radiographers are much sought after in this region and we are glad that Mercer County Community College is addressing the need so successfully.” Dr. Wilfrid once taught physics courses to Radiography students.

Students who successfully complete the Radiography program at Mercer earn an associate in applied science degree. The program combines courses in general education and radiography with supervised clinical experience in area hospitals. Program graduates are trained to perform a full range of diagnostic radiographic procedures and are typically employed in hospitals, clinics, diagnostic imaging centers, and the offices of private physicians. Many elect to continue their education in specialized imaging technology.

Prospective students must have a high school diploma or the equivalent, including two years of academic mathematics and one year of a laboratory science. Courses required for admission to the program may be fulfilled at Mercer. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at (609) 586-0505 or visit the Radiography webpage.

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