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Radiologic Technologists to Host Open House
Posted 09/29/2015 09:09AM

Brunswick, GA – The College’s Radiologic Science program will host an open house on Thursday, October 15 from noon-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. in Room 132 of the Nunnally Health and Science Building. Prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to learn more about the Career Associate of Science Degree in Radiologic Science offered by the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

According to John Eichinger, Assistant Professor and Program Director, students who are currently enrolled in the two-year career program will be on hand to answer questions and provide a peer-to-peer perspective. Faculty members will also be available to advise students for the spring 2016 semester.

The College’s Radiologic Science program has been preparing students for a career in the medical imaging field for over 30 years. As a teaching team, faculty members have over 40 years of radiology experience. Students complete clinical experiences at numerous Southeast Georgia Health System locations as well as at Southern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, according to Eichinger. Currently enrolled students are able to apply their knowledge of radiographic technique and procedures in the on-campus energized laboratory equipped with computed radiography and picture archiving and communication system (PACS). “Radiologic technologists work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment, and restore patient health,” he said.

Upon graduation from the program, students receive an A.S. degree and are eligible for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Credentialing Examination. For the past five years, 98% of Coastal Georgia’s students have passed the ARRT exam on the first attempt, with overall scores that surpass the national average, Eichinger noted. “Entry-level employment as a registered radiologic technologist can lead to specialization in mammography, computed tomography, cardiac-interventional procedures, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, radiation therapy, education, and sales.  Many graduates also pursue a baccalaureate degree in radiologic science.”

Eichinger, who currently serves as national President of the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences, added, “New and exciting things are happening at CCGA and the Radiologic Science program. There is no time like the present to consider this exciting field as a profession.”

Contact John W. Eichinger, Program Director at (912) 279-5864, or by e-mail (jeichinger@ccga.edu) for more information.

 

For Immediate Release 

September 29, 2015

Contact: John Cornell

(912) 279 5703

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