Graduates from the Somerset Community College Radiography Program in 2012 achieved a 100% pass rate on the national board examination, something the
program has accomplished for the past four years.
According to Doyle Decker, program coordinator, the students all successfully passed the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) test on the first attempt. Successful completion of the test places the graduates on the national registry of Radiologic Technologists, allowing them to be hired in any state.
These students are passing the qualifying board examination with high scores on their first attempt, said Decker. This is a reflection on the quality of our students, as well as the quality of the program. We have small classes and that allows us to focus on each and every one of our students and give them the best training possible to prepare them for their chosen career.
According to Decker, the national average pass rate for the ARRT test is around 92 percent.
There are other programs that achieve a 100 percent pass rate, but it is certainly not the norm, said Decker. Since our first class graduated in 2005, we've produced 124 highly qualified new radiographers for the workforce. Our team is extremely proud of each of them.
To find out more about the program, which is held on the SCC Somerset Campus, visit the Radiography Program webpage.