X-Ray Reveals 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam for Radiologic Technology Graduates
Published on: February 03, 2012
For the seventh year, Lone Star College-Montgomery’s medical radiologic technology graduating class captured a perfect image—a 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam. All 22 students passed the national board exam with an average score of 90, well above the national average score of 85.1.
“We congratulate this class for a job excellently done,” said Dr. Francis Ozor, medical radiologic technology program director at LSC-Montgomery. “Our graduates are highly sought after by employers as a result of their outstanding clinical skills and professional values. In tandem with our elite exam pass rate, we’ve achieved close to a 100 percent job placement rate over the past seven years.”
LSC-Montgomery offers a two-year associate of applied science degree in medical radiologic technology, a career recently featured on a Forbes.com blog as one of the highest paying jobs requiring only a two-year degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2008, radiologic technologists earned an average of $52,000 a year.
To prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the radiologic technology field, the dedicated LSC-Montgomery faculty members and clinical staff emphasize high academic quality with innovative teaching and the use of cutting-edge technology.
“Our program combines didactic and clinical education experiences to instill professional values and encourage life-long learning while enabling students to acquire knowledge and develop medical imaging skills,” said Ozor. “Additionally, this comprehensive education assists in meeting the community’s need for medical imaging professionals.”
Medical imaging professionals, or radiologic technologists, utilize x-ray technology to create images of body parts and organ systems to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. Radiologic technologists may be employed in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, or extended care facilities.
Following graduation, students are eligible to complete the ARRT exam to become nationally registered as a radiologic technologist.
In addition to long-running successful board examination pass rates, the program continues to grow and contribute to the industry through student-led professional development and seminars, collaborations with the radiologic technology program Lone Star College-CyFair, and state-of-the-art training equipment.
To learn more about the medical radiologic technology profession or admission into the program, LSC-Montgomery is offering information sessions on Friday, February 17, at 12 p.m.; Tuesday, March 20, at 3 p.m.; Thursday, April 19, at 12 p.m.; and Thursday, May 17, at 12 p.m. All sessions take place in the Health Science Center (Building B) in Room 102. No reservations are required.
For more information, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/medical-radiology-dept-montgomery.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.