Northwest Iowa Community College’s Radiologic Technology graduates from the Summer 2021 class have earned a 100% pass rate on their first attempt at passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (A.R.R.T.) boards allowing them to practice as a licensed Radiologic Technologist in general radiology. All of the graduates are also 100% employed in the radiology career field or have chosen to continue their education in Radiology for higher levels of education/certifications.
The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists requires that students that have completed an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Radiologic Technology must take a national exam of 220 questions. The questions are developed by radiologic technologists nationwide. Students also need to pass a specialized ethics review.
The Radiologic Technology Program at NCC prepares Radiologic Technologists, also known as radiographers, produce x-ray films of parts of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems. With the ever-changing technology in the health care arena, radiologic technologist are becoming more involved with computerized tomography scanners (CT), which produce cross sectional views and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which utilizes giant magnets and radio waves rather than radiation to create a diagnostic image, as well as other specialized fields that can attract a new graduate of the Radiologic Technology program. National, state, and local data indicates that there will be a continued need for Radiologic Technologists through the next decade.
Employment opportunities exist in various settings, such as hospitals, healthcare facilities, physician offices, mobile imaging companies, industrial plants, research centers, government agencies, commercial sales, and education. Training in this profession allows individuals to specialize in their area of choice or pursue careers as researchers, consultants, or administrators.
Kelsey Van Beek, Radiologic Technology Program Director, said, “I am very excited with the 100% pass rate for the Summer 2021 class. I am also pleased because each of them is either employed in the Radiologic Technology field or have chosen to continue their radiologic education. I think it reflects on the credibility and quality of education of the Radiologic Technology program at Northwest Iowa Community College.”
NCC’s Summer 2021 Radiologic Technology program graduates are:
Morgan Fischer: Interventional Technologist, Mercy Hospital — Cedar Rapids, IA
Hannah Jinkinson: Radiation Therapy School — Mitchell Technical Institute
Jenny Hollesen: Radiologic Technologist — Sheldon, IA & Cherokee, IA
Tayler Watts: Radiologic Technologist — Spencer, IA
Christina Galvin: Radiologic Technologist — Worthington, MN
Kelsy Keninger: Radiologic Technologist, Orthopedic Institute — Sioux Falls, SD
Makenna Arends: Radiologic Technologist, Sanford Health — Sioux Falls, SD
Sydney Harrold: Radiologic Technologist — Madison, MN
You can find more information about NCC’s Radiologic Technology program on NCC’s website at https://bit.ly/NCC-radtech. Or, by calling 712-324-5061, 800-352-4907, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. NCC – Your Success is Our Story.
Photo: Front (L-R): Makenna Arends, Kelsey Keninger, Jenny Hollesen, Christina Galvin
Back (L-R): Morgan Fischer, Hannah Jinkinson, Tayler Watts, Sydney Harrold