Computed Tomography

Certificate

About the Program

The Computed Tomography Certificate is an advanced certificate and requires entering students to have completed an accredited radiologic technology, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine program. Because this program is an advanced certificate, it is strongly recommended that interested students meet with a Computed Tomography program faculty and/or Health Sciences advisor early in their matriculation at Midlands Technical College.

Computed tomography is a medical process that uses X-rays and computer processing to produce cross-sectional images or “slices” of the body part being scanned. These images of specific areas of the body provide physicians with clinical information in the detection, differentiation and therapy of disease. The Computed Tomography program at Midlands Technical College is a two-semester program of study. Admission is limited to those who meet the specific admissions criteria.

The program content is based on The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) clinical competency and CT registry specifications and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Curriculum guide. All didactic courses are offered as a combination of online and on-campus classes. The clinical rotations are arranged for the student.

Students will receive clinical education in an affiliate hospitals’ computed tomography department. The clinical rotations will be during day, night and/or weekend hours and will be scheduled by the pro- gram director. The clinical sites will be arranged for the accepted students.

The Computed Tomography program graduates are eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in Computed Tomography, ARRT (CT) examination.  CT programs do not currently require accreditation.

Learning experiences for students in the Computed Tomography Certificate Program are provided in classrooms and laboratories on the Airport Campus in the Health Sciences Building in the evening. Required clinical experiences (externship/internship) are arranged through affiliations with local healthcare facilities.

Special Requirements

Interview Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy or registered and in good standing with the Nuclear Medicine Certification Board (NMTCB).
  2. Two letters of reference.
  3. Currently hold certification in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy in the state of employment or location of the clinical rotation site.

Admission Criteria:

  • Attend an information session.
  • Successfully complete formal interview.
  • Students are accepted contingent upon satisfactory completion of the health form, criminal background investigation and drug screening.
  • Students must present CPR certification (adult, infant and child) and first-aid certification cards at the Orientation. The CPR certification must be kept current while in the program.
  • Attend Health Science Orientation.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in all required courses to remain in and graduate from the program.
  • Registered radiologic technologists, radiation therapists or nuclear medicine technologists who can provide appropriate documentation of required CT competencies may apply for exemption of the clinical component (RAD 150, RAD 160) with the program directors’ permission.

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