Welcome to the Allied Health Department.
County College of Morris (CCM) has two allied health professions in the field of Radiography and Respiratory Therapy.
Radiography is an art and science that involves the medical imaging of patients in order to produce a radiograph for the diagnosis of disease. Radiography is a relatively new allied health profession that has grown in leaps and bounds in recent years. With the advent of computers and the increased use of technology in the health care setting, radiologic technologists are at the cutting edge of scientific progress, working with the latest advances in medical care. The constant growth in the field has created many new and exciting careers in ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiovascular/interventional radiography, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine.
Career opportunities for Radiologic Technologists are expected to grow, fueled by an increase in natural population growth, a greater life span for individuals and an increasing demand for radiographic procedures resulting from technological advances aimed at early diagnosis and prevention of disease.
Whether producing an x-ray image to detect a broken bone or delivering ionizing radiation to take cross-sectional images for computerized tomography, radiologic technologists provide the care that leads to diagnosis, treatment and cure. For a career that makes a difference, consider the radiography program at CCM. Upon graduating from the program, you will earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree and be prepared for an entry level diagnostic radiologic technologist position.
If you are seeking a career in healthcare that combines technology with patient interaction, you should consider respiratory therapy. Bedside monitoring, therapeutic devices, diagnostic instruments and mechanical ventilation are just a few types of the technologically advanced equipment utilized and maintained by respiratory therapists for patient care. At CCM, you will be prepared for employment as Registered Respiratory Therapists in a variety of healthcare settings. In the acute care setting, opportunities include adult, pediatric and neonatal intensive care, as well as open-heart, neurological and burn units, and the emergency department. You could become a vital member of the code team, rapid response team, and land and air transport team, or you could fulfill the need in home care, long-term care units, pulmonary rehabilitation, research and marketing.
The need for respiratory therapists is expected to grow in the coming years due to the large increase in the elderly population, the impact of environmental problems that have already contributed to the annual rise in the number of asthma cases reported and the technological advances in the treatment of heart disease, cancer and trauma victims.
The Respiratory Therapy Program is an Associate in Applied Science degree program. Throughout the years, the CCM program has established a strong reputation for producing top-quality respiratory therapists. Our program graduates are highly respected in the surrounding communities by physicians, patients and employers.
I look forward to working with you as you pursue a very rewarding and successful career in one of our Allied Health programs.
Professor Denise M. Villâ€™Neuve M.A., R.T. (R)(CT)(M)
Chairperson, Department of Allied Health