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Computed Tomography

The Certificate in Computed Tomography is a one semester, 18 semester hour, program that combines online didactic instruction with hands-on clinical experience to meet the structured education and clinical experience requirements for the post-primary certification exam in Computed Tomography as identified in the content specifications of the ARRT.  Program graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam in Computed Tomography. 

The advanced certificate program in Computed Tomography prepares the post-graduate registered technologist to use x-rays and computed radiologic technology to produce cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body for diagnostic testing, radiation therapy treatment planning, and nuclear medicine PET scanning.

TAKE AHS-206; Minimum Grade C
TAKE RAD-103; Minimum Grade C
TAKE RAD-120; Minimum Grade of C
TAKE RAD-135; Minimum Grade of C
TAKE RAD-140; Minimum Grade of C
TAKE RAD-145; Minimum Grade of C

Entrance Requirements:

Current certification as a radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist (ARRT or NMTCB registered). State certification and/or licensure is required, if applicable.

 

Prior to acceptance into the program, the student must:

  • Be a registered radiologic technologist (ARRT), radiation therapist (ARRT), or registered nuclear medicine technologist (ARRT or NMTCB) or registry eligible.
  •  Have state certification and/or licensure in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy in the state of employment or location of the clinical rotation site if required. 

 

General admissions requirements:

  • Submit an application to York Technical College along with high school transcripts.
  •   Provide a completed physical exam form completed by a physician, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner documenting current immunization requirements to the program director 30 days prior to beginning the program.
  •  Submit a copy of current ARRT or NMTCB card and state certification if applicable 30 days prior to beginning program.
  •  Submit a copy of current CPR card 30 days prior to beginning program.
  •  Submit official college transcripts documenting completion of a radiography, nuclear medicine, and/or radiation therapy program.
  •  Complete Pre-Clinical Orientation in Fall semester prior to beginning program.
  •  A criminal background check is required. All students must meet requirements of the affiliate clinical training site for background to be accepted into the program.
  •  Students must be able to attend all clinical experiences.
  •   A negative drug screen may be required by your clinical affiliate site.

 

Students must meet any additional requirements of the selected clinical training site. Students are required to secure their own clinical affiliate for the completion of the RAD 140 program course. York Technical College will assist the student and provide an affiliation agreement contract for clinical site and program as part of the program. Students must obtain signature and provide a copy of the clinical prospector/supervisor's credentials and the clinical site must accompany the affiliation contract.

• Students must maintain a grade of “C” or higher in all required courses to complete the program.

 

 

Mission Statement:

To train and prepare, qualified entry-level Computed Tomography technologists to meet the needs of the healthcare community.  

Entrance Requirements:

Current certification as a radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist (ARRT or NMTCB registered). State certification and/or licensure is required, if applicable. 

Type of Program:

Full-time, distance education (online with clinical component) 

Type of Degree:

Certificate

Professional Credentials:

Registered Computed Tomography Technologist (CT ARRT; subject to passing ARRT registry exam) 

Employment Opportunities:

Hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, radiation therapy centers, mobile imaging, sales, applications 

• The certificate program in Computed Tomography prepares the post-graduate registered technologist to use x-rays and computed radiologic technology to produce cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body for diagnostic testing, radiation therapy treatment planning, and nuclear medicine PET scanning. 

• The Computed Tomography program is a full-time, one-semester program consisting of online didactic courses and clinical exam requirements performed, if possible, close to the student’s home at a local clinical site. 

• The clinical component of the program is designed to meet the clinical competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT). 

• Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible sit for the ARRT Advanced Registry in Computed Tomography to obtain their credential ARRT (CT). 

• Recent graduates of a radiography, nuclear medicine, and/or radiation therapy program may apply to the program but are required to pass the ARRT or NMTCB registry exam for their discipline and provide proof of certification, by the time they begin the program. 

Computed Tomography Certificate Program Checklist​

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