Radiography students from the Class of 2010 at County College of Morris obtained a 100-percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist exam with a mean score of 86.
This is the third time since the program began at CCM in1999 that radiography students have gained a 100-percent pass rate. The CCM classes of 2003 and 2006 also gained a perfect pass rate. Last year, the Class of 2009 surpassed the national average with a 94-percent pass rate and a mean score of 85.5. The national pass rate for 2009 was 91.4 percent with a mean score of 84.8. The national pass rate and mean score for 2010 will not be available until January 2011.
“I’m very proud of our students,” said Denise Vill’Neuve, chair of the Allied Health Department at CCM. “They work very hard. This is not an easy program and many of the students have other commitments they also need to take care of outside of school.”
Radiologic technologists work throughout the healthcare setting to create medical images to aid radiologists and other doctors with diagnosing and treating medical problems. The CCM program consists of one year of general education followed by two full years, including summers, for clinical education.
Amanda Kellenberger, of Wantage, from the Class of 2010, says she was not surprised to learn that she and her classmates had earned a 100-percent pass rate. “The program was excellent. We were very well prepared.”
It’s a sentiment echoed by her classmates. “It’s a great program that really prepared us,” says Andrea Van Wyck, of Pompton Plains, who is now working as a radiologic technologist at Overlook Hospital.
“I’m not surprised at all by the pass rate,” adds Krista Cronin, of Wharton, who also is now working at Overlook. “We worked really hard and the clinical training really helps to prepare you for the real world.”
For more information on the Radiography, search the CCM website for Radiography or call (973) 328-5100.