Informational meetings for those interested in becoming a certified X-ray technologist through Mohave Community College’s new radiologic technology program will take place at the Bullhead City, Kingman and Lake Havasu City campuses starting next week.
Maryann Shepherd, director of radiologic technology, will distribute application booklets, provide specific program information and answer questions about the program, which begins in the fall. Topics to be covered at the meeting will include program cost, schedules, books, the admission process, rules and policies, and more.
• The first meeting is scheduled for Jan. 25 from 6-8p.m. in Room 210 on the Bullhead City campus at 3400 Highway 95.
• The second meeting is scheduled at the Kingman campus (1971 Jagerson Ave.) on Jan. 30 from 4-6 p.m. in the 200 lobby.
• The final meeting will take place at the Lake Havasu City campus (1977 W. Acoma Blvd.) on Jan. 31 from 3-6 p.m. in the 200 lobby.
Several MCC students will be completing prerequisites this spring in order to be eligible for the fall semester. “I am allowing students completing prerequisites this semester to apply for the program ahead of time. In the future, all prerequisites will need to be completed before application,” Shepherd said.
After admission, the program will require full-time enrollment and take two years to complete. The first group of students who start this fall is expected to graduate in August, 2014.
Through the new program, students can earn an associate of applied science degree and be eligible to test for the national exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Once a student has become certified, he or she is prepared to start a career as an X-ray technologist.
The new program is made possible through a recent $1.8 million pledge from the BHHS Legacy Foundation plus a $210,000 donation by the MCC Foundation. That money is being used to construct the new, 14,000-square-foot Legacy Foundation Health Sciences Building II, which will house MCC’s new radiologic technology and health information programs.
Construction of the new building is scheduled to begin later this month.
For more information about the new radiologic technology program, call 928-704-4180.