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MCCC radiography grads perfect on pass rate

By For The Phoenix Reorter & Item

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

For the fifth consecutive year, 100 percent of Montgomery County Community Collegeís Radiography graduates passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Certifying Examination.
A total of nine students graduated in May from the Collegeís Radiography program:
Alison Bergey, Norristown
Mike Fetter, Lansdale
Diana Malloy, Souderton
John McKillip, Gilbertsville
Kristin Ploshay, Pottstown
Dana Rubright, Bechtelsville
Michael Schankel, Trappe
Sarah Sharkey, Harleysville
and Bethany Tornetta, Pottstown
Of note, the programís graduates have a nine-year pass rate of more than 97 percent, which far exceeds the 75 percent benchmark established by the Joint Review Committee on Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), the accrediting agency for the program. Since the programís inception at MCCC, a total of 102 students graduated and went on to become ARRT registered radiographers.
The comprehensive ARRT exam covers the entire two-year Radiography curriculum. It is comprised of five sections, including radiation protection; equipment operation and quality control; radiographic procedures, patient care and education; and image production and evaluation.
Students are eligible to take the examination following graduation. Upon passing, the students become Registered Technologists, which enables them to work anywhere in the United States and Puerto Rico.
For information about the Radiography program, contact Director Debra Poelhuis at (610) 718-1813 or or visit