ATC Radiography Achieve 100% Pass Rate On Exam
Date: June 15, 2016
For the eleventh straight year, the Radiography program at Athens Technical College has achieved a one hundred percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification exam. Over the same period of time, the national average rate for passing the exam hovered around ninety percent. In 2015, the state average for Georgia was ninety-one percent.
Certification results represent the quality of the Radiography program at Athens Technical College,” states Life Sciences and Public Safety Dean Glenn Henry. “The pass rate shows how well prepared our graduates are for the workforce.”
ARRT's credential assures patients that Registered Technologists who conduct medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy have completed the prescribed educational preparation, passed the appropriate exam, and pledged to abide by stringent ethics requirements — all of which assist them in delivering safe and effective patient care. ARRT ensures their continuing education and ongoing ethics compliance by requiring annual renewal of certification and registration.
The ARRT promotes high standards of patient care by recognizing qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., it tests, certifies, and annually registers more than 300,000 radiologic technologists across the U.S.
Members of the Athens Technical College Radiography program faculty include Stuart Frew, program chair; Jennifer Turner, clinical coordinator and instructor; and Krissy King, instructor.
About Athens Technical College: Since 1958, Athens Technical College has served citizens by providing quality educational programs in a 10-county service area. It offers over 130 program specializations in business, health, technical, and manufacturing-related areas. Students attend Athens Technical College on five campuses (Athens-Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Walton Counties plus the Athens Community Career Academy), Adult Learning Centers, and through Continuing Education opportunities. Athens Technical College is an Equal Opportunity Institution and a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.
Picture: Back Row – (left to right): Tyler Luquire, Lisa McMillan, Nicholas Hughes, Christopher Smith, Jason Peckham, Isabel Negrete-Perez, Kristina Beasley, Melissa Strickland Front Row – (left to right): Devon Brown, Lindsey Compton, Hannah Nguyen, Crystal Reynolds, Shelby Shore, Sara Wilson, Samantha Strickland, Bryana Vanderzee Carlson