OFTC’s 2018 Radiology Class Garners 100% Pass Rate
After completing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification Testing examination, the 2018 graduating Radiologic Technology class at Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) garnered a 100% pass rate on the exam, enabling them to become nationally registered radiologic technologists.
“The key to success in any allied health educational program is knowledgeable, caring, and passionate instructors,” shared Tammy Bayto, Dean of OFTC’s Allied Health programs. “Denise Brinson and Stephanie Morris are passionate about their field and pour so much into their students. We are very proud of this program and the continued success we see with every graduating class.”
The 100% pass rate speaks of the program’s excellence, shared Stephanie Morris, OFTC Radiology Instructor, adding that the graduates will be well prepared as they begin their new careers.
“The students spend a portion of their final semester in the program preparing for the exam, doing online modules and meeting with faculty twice a week for intense review over the topics included on the exam,” Morris said. “They also take four mock registries towards the end of the semester to fine tune their understanding and ensure there are no weaknesses in any subject matter.”
The graduating Radiologic Technology students are: Chandler Cannon (Laurens), Matthew Lancaster (Laurens), Forrest Leirer (Johnson), Tammy Little (Wilkinson), Kristin Reasoner (Columbia), Geena Smith (Bleckley), Holly Tedders (Bleckley), Justin Trickey (Laurens).
After these students graduate in June and begin their careers as entry level radiologic technologists, they’ll have opportunities to further their education and knowledge in post-primary disciplines, three of which are coming to OFTC in the coming months.
“We are starting the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) certificate program in the fall of 2018 and the Computed Tomography certificate program in the spring of 2019,” Morris said, “and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program will start in the fall of 2019.”