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Radiologic Technologist, CAT and MRI

Students enrolled in the Radiologic Technologist degree program are prepared for entry-level employment in the growing field of radiologic (X-ray) technology. Radiologic technologists are needed in every health care setting, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, health centers and physicians’ offices. Students learn to produce radiologic images of body parts as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury. Clinical experiences in a variety of health care facilities are included. Graduates have the opportunity to enter careers with strong earning potential.

Graduates are eligible to take the Radiologic Technologist Radiography (RTR) (R) certification examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists required for employment
in this field.

The two-semester Computed Assisted Tomography (CAT Scanning) program is designed for certified radiologic technologists, radiation therapists or nuclear medicine technologists who are seeking to expand their skills for specialization in computed assisted tomography (CAT) scanning. The field of CAT or computerized tomography (CT) imaging uses scanners to produce images of the human anatomy as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury. CT scanning technologists work in hospitals, clinics, health care centers and private imaging radiology departments.

The two-semester Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scanning) program is designed for certified radiologic technologists, radiation therapists or nuclear medicine technologists who wish to expand their skills for specialization in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning. MRI uses scanners to produce images of the anatomy as an aid in the diagnosis of disease and injury. MRI technologists work in hospitals, clinics, health care centers and private imaging radiology departments.

Admissions Requirements for Radiologic Tech, CAT and MRI
Radiologic Tech Mission and Goals

CCAC Welcomes Kacie Holderny!

CCAC is proud to welcome Kacie Holderny as a new Chairperson on the Advisory Committee for the Radiologic Technologist, CAT and MRI program. Learn more about Kacie, in her own words, below. 


Kacie Holderny

 

Kacie Holderny MHA, R.T.(R)(CT)(ARRT)

Pittsburgh Market Imaging Services Director, Emerus Holdings

"Why did you select radiology as a profession?" people often ask. To which I always reply that radiology is a form of art. Radiology necessitates patience, time, and a thorough understanding of how to illustrate superior image quality for diagnostic and healing purposes. The field, its revolutionary impact, and the essential role it plays in the healthcare industry all piqued my interest. Its multiplex technology, which allows doctors to "see" into the human body, is nothing short of astounding. Not to mention the capacity to always seek and learn from it, which allows us to strive for the next level of imaging excellence.

Currently, I work as the Market Imaging Services Director for Emerus in Pittsburgh, where I oversee the radiology operations of Allegheny Heath Network’s Neighborhood Hospitals. I began working at Emerus in 2020 as the Market Imaging Services Manager, and in July 2021, I was promoted to my current position of director.

In 2011, I graduated from the Community College of Beaver County's Radiologic Technology program with an associate of applied science degree. In 2012, I graduated from LaRoche College with a bachelor's degree in medical imaging, as well as a secondary program in computed tomography at Community College of Beaver County. In 2018, I received my Master of Science in Healthcare Administration degree from Point Park University.

I excelled clinically throughout my studies, seizing any opportunity to learn something new. I began as a part-time x-ray technologist and progressed to a full-time CT scan technologist. My advancement as a leader began in CT, where I worked as an assistant lead CT technologist before becoming a chief CT technologist. It's one thing to know what radiology departments require to function. Another is to understand firsthand what radiology technologists require to succeed in their areas.

At home, I am a wife to Dan, a mother to our three-year-old son Hunter, and a stepmom to Jesse and Simon, two wonderfully talented and special young men. We're usually on the go as a family of five, yet we always make time to spend together. When I'm not working, you'll find me in the kitchen concocting a new dish or harvesting our garden in preparation for canning handmade foods. I also support the conservation of our state's game land areas as an active archery and rifle hunter.

I am honored to serve as the new Chairperson of the CCAC's Advisory Committee for Radiological Technology Programs. I'm excited to be a part of its successes and to support all present and future radiology students with a profound experience, just like my predecessors did for me.

Radiology Programs at CCAC

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If you would like to learn more about these programs click on the links below to go to the CCAC Online Catalog.

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RAD/MRI/Mammography Continuing Education

Learn new skills, update skills or refresh existing skills at CCAC this year.