Diagnostic Computed Tomography
Computed tomography (CT) can be an exciting and fulfilling career. As a CT technologist, you’ll likely work in a hospital or an imaging center. You’ll perform scans on all parts of the body for a variety of reasons. Some patients need imaging to diagnose a disease or an acute condition; others need CT scans in emergencies, so physicians can understand the extent of injuries. While you perform the procedures, your skills and confidence will be critical as you balance image quality with radiation dose. You’ll also help inform and calm nervous patients.
- Estimated Length of Program: 1 year
- Credential Awarded: Advanced Certificate in Computed Tomography
The Computed Tomography (CT) program is a post-associate advanced certificate program that is designed for registered radiologic technologists (ARRT), radiation therapists (ARRT), and nuclear medicine technologists (ARRT or NMTCB). Applicants must have earned an Associate degree from an accredited program and hold current licensure/certification in their respective fields. This program offers the classroom and clinical experience that will provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to become an entry-level computed tomography technologist. The curriculum is based on the recommended American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT) computed tomography guidelines. This hybrid program includes two semesters of online didactic/lecture with two clinical/on the job rotations. Current employment hours and on-the-job training (OTJ) can be counted towards clinical requirements. Students must provide their own transportation to and from the college and the clinical affiliates. Clinical experiences may be assigned during daytime, evening and/or weekend hours. Assignment of clinical sites is at the discretion of the faculty. Clinical sites could be within an hour radius of the college, and may require a mandatory parking fee.
This certificate program will include all of the content category requirements within the ARRT Computed Tomography examination for patient care and safety, imaging procedures, physics and instrumentation. Upon successful completion of all course and clinical requirements, students will be eligible to sit for the ARRT Computed Tomography examination.
This advanced certificate is not financial aid eligible. It is recommended that you inquire with your employer regarding reimbursement through their continuing education fund.
Upon the successful completion of the requirements for this program, an Advanced Certificate in Computed Tomography from STCC will be awarded.