2014 Radiologic Technology grad
Currently: Employed at Heritage Valley Beaver as a part-time radiologic technologist
Future plans: Attend La Roche College to obtain a bachelor’s degree in radiologic technology and one day become a teacher in radiology
“I feel that everybody should start at a community college. The transition from high school to college is big, especially from coming from a small town like Rochester. Living at home with parents to going to living on your own and supporting yourself is a huge difference. I was happy staying at home and going to school, which is why I stayed the entire time at CCBC.
The instructors in [the radiologic technology] program were very helpful in preparing me for the next steps. They have helped in teaching the information needed and also by being there for support the entire way. The experience in the classroom and clinical setting has been very helpful in understanding the job field. Spending the last two years with the same people every day has really showed me the relationships that can be made.
My advice for current students is to try the best you can, it is not easy, but definitely well worth it in the end. Once graduation comes, the feeling of accomplishment is amazing. Do not give up and remember anything is possible. For future students, make sure this is the right decision for you. Sometimes, it is best to sit and think about the future before making any decisions. The [radiologic technology] program is not easy and takes a lot of work, but what is worth having is worth fighting for, do not give up.”