State Fair Community College’s 2017 Radiologic Technology graduates achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam on the first attempt. The AART is the leading credentialing organization that recognizes qualified individuals in medical imaging, interventional procedures and radiation therapy.
SFCC had 10 students who took the exam. Graduates who pass are qualified as ARRT certified radiologic technologists. All 2017 graduates are working in facilities in Sedalia, Kansas City, Lake of the Ozarks area, and Cooper County.
April Young is the program director, and Danielle Beumer and Jeremy Simmons are instructors; Simmons also is the program’s clinical coordinator. The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology has accredited the Radiologic Technology program, which verifies that it meets certain educational standards.
“Our students work hard during the 21-month program and strive for excellence,” said Young. “We use the American Society of Radiologic Technologists curriculum and innovative learning styles to ensure students are prepared to be competent and have a positive impact on our communities’ health. We are very proud of them and confident they will become exemplary health care leaders.”
SFCC offers an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology that requires 83.5 credit hours on the Sedalia campus. Admission to this program is competitive, and prerequisites are required. The program starts in August, and application deadline is typically in early March.
SFCC also offers advanced imaging training through online Computed Tomography (CT) courses and Mammography conferences. Second-year radiography students, technologists or people interested in expanding their knowledge base may apply.