All Members of SCF Radiography Class Pass National Exam

(Bradenton, Fla., September 23, 2010) — The entire 2010 State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) radiography class passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists examination on the first attempt.

For 19 years, SCF graduates have excelled on the exam with 100 percent passing. This year, 88 percent of class ranked above the 90th percentile with one graduate ranking in the 100th percentile and two graduates ranking in the 99th percentile. Faculty continually review the outcomes of and curriculum for the radiography program to ensure students’ success on the exam.

"All SCF radiography graduates obtain their clinical experience in community health care institutions prior to graduation, including institutions in the Tampa Bay and Venice areas. Their performance and the SCF program's reputation help students secure permanent positions after graduation," said Patrick Patterson, director of SCF's radiography program.

Eight radiography students graduated from SCF in May, making them eligible to take the national examination to become a registered radiographer. The registry is accepted in every state and many foreign countries, and those who pass also are eligible for state licensure.

SCF's radiography program is a fully accredited, limited enrollment program and graduates earn an Associate in Applied Science or Associate in Science degree. The program's curriculum combines classroom knowledge with simultaneous clinical experience where students can apply their newly learned skills, improving student performance and success in the field.

Radiographers take X-rays, process digital images, assist physicians during advanced radiographic procedures, determine safe exposure limits and provide appropriate patient care during procedures.

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