Spring Semester 2019 Catalog

Computed Tomograpy Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus

Entrance Dates: Fall (Evening and Day Program)
Length of Program: Two Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 21

Program Description: The Computed Tomography (CT) certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, registered Sonographer, 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 CT, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.

Admission: Admission to the program can be obtained through achieving the established minimum score on the ACCUPLACER exam. A high school diploma or GED is required for program admission. Applicants must be a graduate of a Radiologic Technology program and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Employment Opportunities: CT technologists perform diagnostic imaging exams using CT scanners and work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and outpatient care centers.

Gainful Employment

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 21 credits

RADT 2201INTRO TO COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

2

RADT 2220COMP TOMOGRAPHY PROCEDURES I

3

RADT 2250COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL I

4

RADT 2210COMP TOMOGRAPHY PHYSC & INSTR

5

RADT 2230COMP TOMOGRAPHY PROCEDURES II

3

RADT 2265COMP TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL II

4

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses in the curriculum outline.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to complete the clinical clearance package. All required immunizations, including Hepatitis B, must be accompanied by documentation. Students who refuse to take the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse them an opportunity to gain clinical experience.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.
  • Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a CT technologist.
  • Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) exam in Computed Tomography.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to show proof of current health insurance. Students who cannot show proof of health insurance need to be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse to allow them the opportunity to gain clinical experience at their facility.

Guided Pathway

Augusta Evening Program

PROGRAM NAME: Computed Tomography Specialist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Evening Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

RADT 2201INTRO TO COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY

2

RADT 2220COMP TOMOGRAPHY PROCEDURES I

3

RADT 2250COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL I

4

Year 1 Spring Semester

RADT 2210COMP TOMOGRAPHY PHYSC & INSTR

5

RADT 2230COMP TOMOGRAPHY PROCEDURES II

3

RADT 2265COMP TOMOGRAPHY CLINICAL II

4

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

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