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CAC Radiologic Technology Graduates Recognized

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Central Arizona College recognized nineteen radiologic technology students during a pinning ceremony at its Superstition Mountain Campus on Sat., December 14. This special ceremony signifies the completion of an associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology.

Radiographers are critical members of a health care team that are called upon to render compassionate patient care, ensure 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 their degree completion, 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).

Following is a listing of graduates and their hometown:

Jessica Beazley, Apache Junction

Kortni Butters, Queen Creek

Paige Cluff, Mesa

Caitlin Crewse, Queen Creek

Christine Gradilla, Chandler

Alyssa Graham, Sonoita

Monique Guillen, Casa Grande

Rachel Hahn, Milwaukee, WI

Abigail Hahn-Zanon, Milwaukee, WI

Monique Herrera, San Tan Valley

Kelsey Kirchner, Apache Junction

Megan Mashaw, Superior

Soran Moradi, Portland, OR

Juia Morrison, Apache Junction

Kendyl Payne, San Tan Valley

Billie Ramos, Globe

Nikki Ruiz, Safford

Kelsi Snell, Chandler

Kelli Yingling, Tempe