Friday, January 20, 2012

Vol State Radiologic Does it Again with a 100% Pass Rate!

There are less than 700 Radiologic programs in the country, and Vol State has one of the leading programs.  In fact, on nine different occasions we have had students receive a 100% pass rate on the first attempt when taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam.  (This is way above the national average)  The most recent class in 2011 is no exception, the results are in and we did it again!

What makes the program so successful?  According to Program Director, Monica Korpady there are a number of factors at play.  “We have fantastic instructors, they do a wonderful job,” said Korpady.  “I am proud of them and they are an important part of our success, but also our students really want to do this.  We have been here since 1988 and we have hit 100% pass rate on the first attempt nine times.”

Korpady was here when that first group graduated.

“We had our 500th graduate this past May and I have known every single one of them personally,” said Korpady.  “This job is very rewarding.  The program has changed so many lives, everyone has been able to get a job and support their families.  They are happy with the work they do and it is never boring, because it is different every day.  There are so many fields you can go into once you are a registered radiological technologist.  You can cross train into Computed Tomography (CT), or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and a lot of our students go into special procedures, or arteriogram and angiography.”

Each year Vol State has between 400-600 applicants, and they interview around 90 to 100 of them for the thirty available slots.  The college has nine clinical sites branching out from the Gallatin hub.  Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA based on 24 credit hours of general education before they are even eligible to apply for the interview process.  Once accepted, it is a two-year program. For more information visit: http://www.volstate.edu/RadTech/?ref=az
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