Cresson, Pa. — Mount Aloysius College students in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences program have once again turned in a 100 percent pass rate on the national American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) certification exam. Additionally, the Medical Laboratory Technician program graduates have all taken and passed the American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification Examination for Medical Laboratory Technicians.

“Mount Aloysius strives to graduate career-ready students. The exceptional pass rate by our Health Sciences students shows that Mounties are graduating with the necessary skills and academic knowledge needed to enter the workforce and excel in their chosen field,” said Dr. Patricia Ireland, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost.

The Radiation Sciences program at Mount Aloysius offers students a two-year Associate degree and a four-year Bachelor degree.  Students are eligible to apply for the national certification exam after successful completion of all program requirements for the Associate degree. The Radiation Sciences program consists of two components: academic courses and clinical rotations.  These occur simultaneously each semester. Students also participate in clinical rotations during the summer between their freshman and sophomore years. Course work includes patient care, radiation biology, radiation protection, equipment operation, quality control, image acquisition and evaluation, and imaging procedures.

Medical Laboratory Technicians are part of the health care team who work together with clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The Associate of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology combines a strong liberal arts and science curriculum with extensive clinical practicum experience to ensure that graduates are job ready. They analyze patient samples, primarily blood, using sophisticated laboratory equipment and technology. Medical Laboratory Technicians use instruments such as microscopes, computers and complex laboratory instrumentation to analyze patient specimens.

Laboratory and clinical assignments allow Mount Aloysius students to acquire hands-on laboratory and computer experience that enable them to achieve proficiency in needed technical and communications skills.

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