Dalton State Rad Tech Grads Achieve 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam

Rad Tech Grads For the thirteenth consecutive year, all graduates of Dalton State's Radiologic Technology program passed the national certification examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Graduates include: left to right, front row, Jill Thornton, Brooke Powell, Jamie Whitworth, Robin Weaver, Airica Staten, Lacy Shook, Ashley Flood, Nick Pope, Angel Cabrera, and Lance Royal; back row, Scott Tanner, Jacob Haws, Garrett Roberts, Melissa Osborne, Dixcee Southworth, and Samantha Lawson.

For the thirteenth consecutive year, graduates of Dalton State’s Radiologic Technology program have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Radiologic Technologists are trained to use ionizing radiation for the purpose of creating x-rays or other medical images and therapeutic procedures for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury. The ARRT states that “Patients need to have confidence that the technologists caring for them have the credentials and qualifications to safely administer radiation, and that the equipment they are using is properly calibrated and maintained to deliver radiation safely and within the proper dose parameters.”

Dalton State graduated 16 Radiologic Technology students who sat for the 200-question national exam last month.

“We are proud of our unbroken record of perfect pass rates on the RT exam that has been maintained since Dalton State took over this program in 1998,” said Program Director Susan West. “We believe it speaks to the preparedness of the graduates of our program and of their ability to perform competently and professionally in the workplace.”

Dalton State’s two-year Radiologic Technology program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, Director West said.

Those wishing to know more about the Radiologic Technology program at Dalton State may contact Susan West at the School of Technology at 706-272-2605.
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