Computed Tomography (Certificate)
Computed Tomography (CT) is a division of diagnostic imaging that utilizes specialized radiographic equipment to produce cross-sectional 3-D images of the human body. CT technologists work effectively with patients and healthcare professionals in order to produce diagnostic images that can be used to evaluate many different types of disease processes and injuries. The CT technologist can be employed in a number of healthcare settings that include trauma centers, hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, and/or imaging centers.
The Computed Tomography program consists of two required courses (Rs461 Principles of Computed Tomography I & Rs462 Principles of Computed Tomography II) and one optional clinical education course (Rs463 CT Clinical Education). Certification is earned upon successful completion (grade of C or higher) of the two required courses.
The twelve-credit, CT program provides formal specialized training in CT imaging preparing an individual to become a competent, technically proficient, entry-level CT technologist. The certificate program is open to registered Technologists in the areas of Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, and/or Radiation Therapy as well as SVC senior students in the Radiologic Sciences major who have completed all general education requirements and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher. This one-year program consists of an online component as well as a flexible individualized clinical schedule that is designed to meet the schedule of the working technologist. Completion of the three-course set, fulfills the structured education and clinical requirements making the student eligible to sit for the ARRT post- primary examination in Computed Tomography. Note: Non-ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) registered students are only allowed to do observation clinical until they have successfully passed their initial ARRT primary examination.