CVCC Hosts Radiography Program Open House For Those Interested In Enrolling

CVCC Radiography ArtworkCatawba Valley Community College’s Radiography Program will host an Open House for individuals interested in radiography or x-ray careers on Tues., March 24, 2 to 4 p.m. The open house will be held in rooms 136 and 147 of the Robert E. Paap Building located on the Main Campus in Hickory.

Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, the Radiography Program is a five-semester program offering an Associate in Applied Science degree. Graduates work in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, medical laboratories, government agencies and industry.

During the Open House, faculty and staff can answer questions about enrollment requirements and demonstrate the type of equipment students learn to use safely to take x-rays and other diagnostic images.

Some of the equipment used by students includes an OEC 9600 C-Arm recently donated by Catawba Valley Medical Center’s Radiography Department. The C-Arm is currently housed in the ValleySim Hospital where students learn to use it in an operating room environment for various surgeries such as orthopedic procedures, cholangiography, and pain management.

Carolina Orthopedic Specialists-Mountain View donated an upright wall bucky system. The upright bucky system is located in the radiography lab and is integral in laboratory simulations of radiographic examinations.

Carolina Orthopedic Specialists-Newton also donated an x-ray generator control panel. The control panel is used to aide students in the education and comprehension of correct radiographic factors that should be used to achieve quality images.

For more information regarding the Radiography Program or the March 24 Open House, please contact Robin Cornett, Program Director at 828-327-7000, ext. 4074, rcornett@cvcc.edu.

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