Central Arizona College Recognizes Radiologic Technology Graduates
By Angela Askey, Director of Marketing
Central Arizona College recently honored nineteen radiologic technology students during a pinning ceremony at its Superstition Mountain Campus. The ceremony, and the pins given to each student, signifies the completion of an associate of applied science degree in radiological technology. Students are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination and they may apply for an Arizona license to practice radiography as a Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT).
Those in attendance, including the graduating students and their loved ones, were addressed by Erich Schoenberger, Senior Manager of Medical Imaging at Banner Ironwood Medical Center. Additionally, class speakers, John Barlow and Gina Mollica reflected on the emotional highs and lows they experienced with their fellow classmates. The shared excitement for what their future holds was evident.
Radiographers are critical members of the health care team that are called upon to render compassionate patient care, insure safe radiation protection practices and apply technical knowledge in the operation of specialized imaging equipment used to generate diagnostic images.
CAC’s associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology is a two-year (six sequential trimesters including summers) program that prepares students for entry-level positions as radiographers. The curriculum is designed in accordance with the Radiography Curriculum established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. Academic courses include radiographic positioning, radiation physics, principles of radiographic exposure, and other specialized topics. The program is designed around a model of classroom and laboratory instruction integrated with hands-on experience in a clinical setting that provides a thorough educational foundation and professional preparation to enter the workforce as an independent practitioner upon graduation.
Following is a listing of graduates:
Ella Adair (Cotulla, TX/Cotulla High School)
John Barlow ( Brigham City, UT/Box Elder High School)
Felicia Boyle (Las Cruces, MN/ Mayfield High School)
Nicole Brock ( Aberdeen, WA/Aberdeen High School)
Heather Cook (Salt Lake, UT/Woods Cross High School)
Angelo Corona (Apache Junction, AZ/Apache Junction High School)
Pam DeLisle ( Coldwater, MI/Bronson High School)
Aftin Huber (Dyar, IN/Lake Central High School)
Jedidiah Johnson (Mesa, AZ/Mountain View High School)
Heather Mann (Port Clinton, OH/Port Clinton High School)
Gina Mollica (Mesa, AZ/Mountain View High School)
Emily Ormeroid (Casa Grande, AZ/Casa Grande Union High School)
Erich Pflugfelder (Tempe, AZ/Seton Catholic High School)
Aaron Provencio (Clifton, AZ/Morenci High School)
Shawna Robison (Toledo, OH/Southview High School)
Brittany Ruiz (Thatcher, AZ/Thatcher High School)
Jordan Santiago (Mesa, AZ/Desert Ridge High School)
Dionicia Segura (Guanaguato, Mexico/Fullterton High School)