All Members of MCC Radiography Class Pass National Exam
The entire 2008 Manatee Community College (MCC) radiography class passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination on the first attempt.
"All MCC radiography graduates obtain their clinical experience in community health care institutions prior to graduation, including institutions in the Tampa Bay and Venice areas. Their performance and the MCC program's reputation help students secure permanent positions after 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 every 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 applied science or associate in science degree. MCC has an articulation agreement with the University of Central Florida's (UCF) bachelor's degree program in Radiologic Sciences, allowing MCC graduates with the associate in science degree to transfer seamlessly after acceptance into UCF's program.
Radiographers take X-rays, process digital images, assist physicians during advanced radiographic procedures, determine safe exposure limits and provide appropriate patient care during procedures.