Radiography Class Members Pass National Exam

(Bradenton, Fla., Jan. 23, 2007) --For the 17th year in a row, 100 percent of Manatee Community College's (MCC) radiography class passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination. The entire 2006 class passed on the first attempt.

"All the 2006 graduates worked in community health care institutions prior to graduation, including institutions in the Tampa Bay area. Their performance and the MCC program's reputation helped several students secure permanent positions prior to graduation," said Patrick Patterson, director of MCC's radiography program.

Seventeen radiography students graduated in May, making them eligible to take the national examination to become a registered radiographer. The registry is accepted in any state and many foreign countries, and those who pass also are eligible for state licensure.

MCC's radiography program is a fully accredited, limited enrollment program and graduates earn an associate in science degree. MCC also has an articulation agreement with the University of Central Florida's (UCF) bachelor's program in Radiologic Sciences, allowing MCC graduates to transfer seamlessly after acceptance into UCF's program.

Radiographers take X-rays, assist physicians during advanced radiographic procedures, determine safe exposure limits and provide appropriate patient care during procedures.

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