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

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Graduates include: left to right, front row, Katie Roach (Ringgold), Jennifer Angel (Blue Ridge), Cassie Watkins (Ellijay), Jennifer McCollum (Dalton), Haley Davis (Ringgold), Cara Elkins (Dalton), and Michael Alvey (East Ridge); back row, Greg Trotter (Dalton), Todd Pritchett (Chattanooga), Jake Downey (Ringgold), Christopher Gresham (Ringgold), Giovanni Castillo (Dalton), Rebecca Peters (Ellijay), Pedro Landaverde (Dalton), Molly Ramsey (Rossville), and Sarah Chance (Dalton).
Graduates include: left to right, front row, Katie Roach (Ringgold), Jennifer Angel (Blue Ridge), Cassie Watkins (Ellijay), Jennifer McCollum (Dalton), Haley Davis (Ringgold), Cara Elkins (Dalton), and Michael Alvey (East Ridge); back row, Greg Trotter (Dalton), Todd Pritchett (Chattanooga), Jake Downey (Ringgold), Christopher Gresham (Ringgold), Giovanni Castillo (Dalton), Rebecca Peters (Ellijay), Pedro Landaverde (Dalton), Molly Ramsey (Rossville), and Sarah Chance (Dalton).

For the 15th 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.

For Program Director Susan D. West, the record is 30 consecutive years of perfect pass rates beginning at the Medical College of Georgia and then Hamilton Medical Center before she and the program moved to Dalton State in 1998. 

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.

“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 Ms. West, who also serves the College as Chair of Allied Health programs. “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 706 272-4567.

 



Adult Education Moving To Chattanooga State On July 2

The TCAT Athens Adult Education program in Hamilton County will be moving the James A. Henry office to the main campus of Chattanooga State Community College on Amnicola Highway. Adult Education offices and classrooms will be located on the second floor of the Center for Business, Industry and Health (CBIH) building. “Adult Education provides critical educational opportunities ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Student Earns Academic Award At Maryville College

Anna Dieter, a junior theatre studies major from Signal Mountain, was recognized with the Evelyn Seedorf Prize in Dramatic Arts during Maryville College’s annual Academic Awards Ceremony that was held April 21 on the campus of the liberal arts school.  This award is given annually to the most deserving student majoring in theatre. Ms. Dieter is a 2015 graduate of ... (click for more)

Red Bank Finalizes 20-Cent Property Tax Increase

The Red Bank commissioners voted Tuesday night to adopt the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget that includes a property tax increase. Mayor John Roberts said that along with the increase in both commercial and residential development, comes increased traffic. Infrastructure has not kept up with the growth, including the secondary roads. The cost of paving these roads is $1 million. Money ... (click for more)

Attorney Poston Says Man In Viral Video Seen Fighting Officer Was Trying To Break Up Fight

Attorney McCracken Poston said William Alexander Floyd, the young man seen in the recently published “viral” video who is seemingly engaged in a boxing match with a Chattanooga police officer, started out trying to break up a fight.   The attorney said, "Things are not always as they appear. There is a much more interesting story in the seconds leading up to the events ... (click for more)

The Boss, Claude Ramsey

I try not to overuse the word great, but we lost a great man today, Claude Ramsey. I had the pleasure of serving under him as director of Commercial and Industrial Properties for 14 years while he was the Hamilton County Assessor of Property. He was probably the smartest person I have ever known. He was tough but patient, kind, caring and compassionate. He knew how to get ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: So, You’re Invisible?

Several weeks ago I was in the middle of My Morning Readings when, somehow, I came across a wonderful story written by Nichole Johnson. Her website says she is a speaker, a motivator, and an author whose gift is to “capture the inner-most feelings of women facing life's daily struggles, and it has enabled her to create a unique sense of community for people of all ages.” That’s ... (click for more)