NEWARK, Ohio, November 1, 2017 – Providing patients with safe medical imaging examinations and radiation therapy treatments is the prime goal for the nation's radiologic technologists. To recognize the vital work of its graduates and current students, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week® Nov. 5-11, 2017. This year's theme is "Positioning to Save Lives."
National Radiologic Technology Week® was created by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in 1979. The event is celebrated each year during the week of Nov. 8, the day that German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895. Medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals work with some of the most innovative equipment in the medical field to help identify pathologies, plan and administer treatment and restore patient health.
"The field of radiology is so important to today's medical practice," said Radiologic Science Technology Program Director Kenneth Ollish. "We're right at the forefront of the diagnostic process. The National Radiologic Technology Week helps bring attention to the vital role radiologic technologists play on a healthcare team."
COTC's associate of applied science degree in radiologic science technology is a two-year, five-semester program that combines extensive classroom, laboratory and clinicals to provide students with the skills necessary to safely practice radiology.
All of the 2016 graduates from the COTC radiologic science technology program passed the licensure exam on their first attempt. One-hundred percent of COTC graduates were employed in the field during the past five years.
Interested persons are encouraged to attend an information meeting. Program overview and RSVP is available at cotc.edu/radtech.
COTC was ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its 2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.