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Every 2022 graduate of Essex County College’s Radiography program passed the required national licensing exam on the first try this summer. And all 17 graduates received at least one job offer before received their hard-earned Associate in Applied Science degrees on June 3, 2022.
Radiography graduates must pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam, said program Coordinator Darlyn Warner. She said this is the largest Radiography class since 2014 when there were 18 graduates.
“This is great news. Congratulations to our students and faculty for an outstanding job,” said ECC’s President, Dr. Augustine A. Boakye.
“This was the class that applied to the program during the Covid-19 pandemic. They toughed it out and we are so very proud of them. There is a serious need for health care providers and they are ready,” said Professor Warner.
She credits the entire Radiography program team of Professor Mary Ellen Carpenter, adjuncts and staff for providing the students the academics and support needed to succeed.
Professor Warner said at least four of the graduates will be seeking advanced degrees. She said others will receive additional training at their employers.
“The perseverance these students showed is truly amazing. I’m confident they will be very successful in their endeavors,” said Dr. Alvin Williams, Executive Dean of Faculty and Academics.
According to the college rating company College Factual, ECC is the topped ranked institution nation-wide for an “Associate Degree in Other Health/Medical Preparatory Programs.”