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Radiological Sciences program offers information sessions in March and April

Rad Sci students practice on imaging equipment.
Radiological Science students practice on imaging equipment.at Penn State New Kensington.
2/25/2013 —


9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 12;
5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19;
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9
 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24
11 a.m. Monday, April 29

Prospective students can explore the world of imaging in the field of radiology at five information sessions in March and April at Penn State New Kensington.

The sessions are scheduled on three Tuesdays -- 9:30 a.m., March 12; 5 p.m., March 19; and 9:30 a.m., April 9 -- and 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, and 11 a.m., Monday, April 29.

Sponsored by the campus' Radiological Sciences department, the presentations are geared to high school seniors and juniors and adult learners, as well as parents and spouses. Participants can review information about the program, meet with faculty and staff,  and find out what the New Kensington campus has to offer. Faculty and staff will provide information on various aspects of the health discipline.

"The information sessions offer prospective students a valuable tool for making an intelligent career choice," said Debra Majetic, program coordinator at the campus. "The students have the opportunity to speak with program faculty and current students, followed by a tour of the departments."

As a part of the health care team, radiographers provide patient care using safe radiation practices, operate sophisticated technical equipment and make independent judgments and decisions daily. Radiological services are offered in a variety of settings such as hospitals, health-care facilities, physicians' offices, research centers and equipment sales offices. Careers in radiography offer flexible work schedules that accommodate various lifestyles and employment needs.

The radiological sciences program at Penn State New Kensington offers students an associate degree, and graduates are eligible for examination with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The 72-credit, academic- and clinical-based curriculum begins in the fall of each year and requires 24 consecutive months of study, including summer sessions.

“In the past two years, the certification examination pass rate for our graduates was 100 percent,” said Majetic, a 1979 graduate of the New Kensington program. “The five year average is 96 percent.”

To RSVP for any of the sessions, contact Majetic at 724-334-6722 or dak25@psu.edu via email.

For more about the radiological Sciences program, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Academics/Degrees/44310.htm online.


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