Programs

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).
  • Allied Health Application submitted no later than two weeks following the end of spring semester
  • Submission of PSB Health Occupations Aptitude Examination

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). Applicants must submit current Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Examination scores along with the Allied Health Application and current ARRT card. Should there be more qualified students competing than available spaces, candidates are admitted based on the results of the PSB HOAE Exam for program entrance. Spaces are filled from the highest score downward until the maximum enrollment total has been reached. Scores cannot be more than a year old. Program faculty recommend students take the examination at Southern Crescent Technical College. It is administered in the Community Service Building and the results are accessed online by program faculty. Southern Crescent Technical College administers the PSB test every Monday. Please call 770-228-7364 for an appointment. Available seats fill up fast, especially in the spring semester. Schedule early and do not wait until the last minute. If a student takes the PSB HOAE at a different testing site, it must be the 3rd edition and all attempts must be transferred to Southern Crescent Technical College via PSB, at an additional cost to the student. For test question samples, visit www.psbtests.com.

 

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.

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

ItemCost
Equipment/supplies (approx.)$100
Uniforms (approx.)$150
Liability Insurance$20
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