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SVC Graduates in Radiologic Sciences Receive 100 Percent Pass Rate on ARRT Exam

The John Merck Division of Science and Technology at Southern Vermont College (SVC) is pleased to announce that the 2015 graduates of the Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Sciences received a 100 percent pass rate on the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) examination in Radiography. This was the largest graduating class from this major at SVC.

In addition to the pass rate, SVC students scored high marks. “Our students have generally been above the national grade average and the national pass rate,” according to Linda Lippacher, Program Director of Radiologic Sciences.

SVC President David Evans remarked, “The outstanding success of our Radiographic Technology students in taking the ARRT exam is a testimony to both their hard work and the quality of our program, which combines a strong liberal arts foundation with a direct pathway to a great career. I am proud of our students and the faculty and staff who helped prepare them to be so successful. ”

The ARRT is the world’s largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high-quality patient care in radiologic technology. The ARRT examination accesses the knowledge and cognitive skills required of the staff technologist at entry into the profession.

Radiography is the art and science of using radiation as a diagnostic tool in performing radiographic examinations. Radiologic Technologists apply the knowledge of anatomy, physiology, radiographic technique and radiation biology in performing medical x-ray examinations using established radiation protection standards in limiting radiation exposure to patients, themselves and others.

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