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Career Studies Certificate

Computed Tomography


Length: Two Semesterscomputomo

Purpose: The Career Studies Certificate in Computed Tomography Imaging is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the allied health interdisciplinary team. Upon completion of the curriculum (and successful completion and documentation of all required clinical competencies as set for by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists), the student is eligible to apply to take the National Registry examination 1 leading to advanced ‘certification as a Registered Radiographer in CT by the ARRT.

Admission Requirements: The student in Computed Tomography must have completed an approved program in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine technology (either AART or NMTCB). The student must be registered by the appropriate certification agency. All students must have a current CPR certification and must maintain that certification throughout the program. Applicants must have maintained a “C” average in past program courses in the discipline or certification.
Applicants must provide the following to be considered for admission.

- Application to SWCC
- Official transcripts of all other colleges attended
- Minimum of 2 letters of reference
–Preferably one from a previous/current instructor and one from a previous/current employer. If student has no    employment experience, the second reference letter can be a personal reference (from a non-family member).

The student in Computed Tomography must abide by all community college policies as well as hospital policies while enrolled in the program.

Program Requirements: Upon admission and during the course of study, the college and hospital faculty will carefully observe and evaluate the student’s progress. If, in the opinion of the faculty, a student does not exhibit professional behavior, the student will be asked to withdraw from the program.

Students will not be eligible to receive the certificate until a grade of “C” or better is obtained in each of the required courses.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Testing: 
Background checks for criminal history and sex offender crimes against minors are required for entrance into some clinical agencies. Students with convictions may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not complete the program. Clinical agencies may require drug testing prior to placement of students for clinical rotations. Students with positive drug test results may be prohibited from clinical practice and may not complete the program. Cost for criminal background checks and drug testing will be the responsibility of the student.

Course Number
Course Title
Lecture Hours
Lab Hours
Course Credits
First Semester
RAD 247Cross Sectional Anatomy for CT/MR303
RAD 242CT Procedures and Instrumentation202
RAD 196*On Site Training Clinical Internship in CT151
TOTAL656
Second Semester
RAD 295Topics in CT Registry Preparation303
RAD 196*On Site Training in Clinical Internship in CT2102
RAD 195Topics in Pharmacology for Technologists101
HLT 145Ethics for Healthcare Personnel202
TOTAL8108

Total Minimum Credits for the Career Studies Certificate in Computed Tomography 14

* Students who can provide documentation of continuous employment in CT for a minimum of 1 year prior to the application deadline have the option of NOT completing the RAD 196 clinical class requirements.

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