Computed Tomography Specialist

Program Description

The computed Tomography (CT) technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform CT exams, and to sit for the Post-Primary Computed Tomography Certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Computed Tomography, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.

Program Details

  • Major Code: CT91
  • Award Level: TCC
  • Location: Henry Center
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall
  • Minimum Length of Program: 2 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 21

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript of GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements
  • Must be a Registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

If a student transfers from another Computed Tomography Specialist Program, 50% of the program must be taken at SCTC.

Applicants are accepted into the Computed Tomography Specialist Program fall semester (August) and are accepted on a first come first served basis. During the first semester of the program and prior to starting clinical, each student is required to complete an online drug screen/background check through Advantage Students. The student also must submit a current copy of an American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR certification and clinical clearance including vaccination records and physical exam.

NOTE: Grading standards for Computed Tomography Specialist courses are very stringent. For students to progress to the next course of study, a minimum grade of “C” must be achieved in every RADT course. Students must also maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain in the program.

Readmission Policy

If a student withdraws for any reason, the student may be allowed to re-enter the program the following year at the point in which the student withdrew from the program unless the student withdraws prior to the completion of the first semester of the program. This courtesy is extended only once. Upon readmission into the Computed Tomography Specialist Program, the student must complete additional requirements as deemed necessary by the program faculty. Readmission will be based on available space within the classroom and clinical sites. For more information, please refer to the Computed Tomography Specialist Program Policy Manual.

NOTE: A student who has been or becomes convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be accepted into the Computed Tomography Specialist Program as long as there are program clinical affiliates that will allow that student in for rotations. However, such a conviction may cause a student to be ineligible to take the national examination. Permission to sit for the national examination rests solely with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). If a student is concerned about qualifying to take the ARRT examination because of the student’s record, the student may choose to prequalify by visiting the ARRT website, www.arrt.org, before starting the core classes or the program. The student should also notify the program faculty prior to starting the program to ensure there are clinical sites that will allow the student to rotate through to meet clinical requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many spaces are available?  8-10

How many times per year are students accepted into the program? One

What is a typical schedule?  Tuesday - Thursday: 8am to 3:30pm with some variations

How are clinical site assignments determined? Clinical sites are randomly assigned.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

ItemCost
Equipment/supplies (approx.)$100
Uniforms (approx.)$150
Liability Insurance$8
Medical Fees (approx.)$400
Registry Application Fee$200

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

CourseTitleCredits
First Term
RADT 2201Introduction to Computed Tomography2
RADT 2220Computed Tomography Procedures I3
RADT 2250Computed Tomography Clinical I4
Second Term
RADT 2210Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation5
RADT 2230Computed Tomography Procedures II3
RADT 2265Computed Tomography Clinical II4
Computed Tomography Specialist

Program Faculty

Christopher Booth
Instructor
cbooth@sctech.edu
770-914-4415

Dana Breeser
Instructor
dbreeser@sctech.edu
770-233-6172