COTC Celebrates National Radiologic Technology Week®


To recognize the vital work of its graduates and current students, Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is celebrating National Radiologic Technology Week® (NRTW) Nov. 7-13, 2021.  This year’s theme is “Essential Together.”

Radiologic technologists interact with patients to produce images which demonstrate the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body. Medical diagnosis is highly dependent upon visualizing the inside of the body.

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.

“We want to recognize the medical imaging professionals who have played such a vital role on the front lines of this pandemic. Radiologic technologists worked alongside other medical professionals to provide superior patient care and imaging to assist in appropriate diagnosis and treatment of their patients, proving the truth of this year’s theme ‘Essential Together.’ THANK YOU to all of our radiologic technologists,” said Whitney Reese, COTC radiologic science technology assistant professor and clinical coordinator.

Group of students and professor performing x-ray.

The radiologic science technology program at COTC combines extensive classroom, laboratory and clinical learning situations to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely practice radiology. It is a two-year, five-semester associate degree program. The radiological science technology program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

AlL 2021 graduates from the COTC radiologic science technology program passed the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT) certification exam on their first attempt. Faculty believe the 100% pass rate is a result of the education and one-on-one faculty attention students get at COTC.

Interested persons are encouraged to attend an information meeting. Program overview and RSVP is available at

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 has four campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.