Columbia State honors radiologic technology graduates

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Columbia State Community College honored 24 radiologic technology graduates in a pinning ceremony April 30 in the Cherry Theater on the Columbia Campus.

Holly Amoroso (left) of Lewisburg and Amanda Patterson of Chapel Hill were among the graduates.

Program graduates must take and pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists board licensure exam in order to secure employment. Currently, the five-year average first-attempt pass rate for Columbia State is 96 percent, which is above the five-year national average pass rate of 89 percent.

“Over forty-plus years Columbia State’s rad tech program has developed a reputation for providing the medical imaging community with outstanding radiographers who make a difference in the quality of outcomes for patients, families and communities,” said Dr. Kae Fleming, dean of the Health Sciences Division and professor of radiologic technology.

Columbia State’s radiologic technology program is a rigorous 22-month program in which students learn imaging science in order to become a radiographer and work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, doctors’ offices and other health care facilities.