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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computed Tomography Certificate (Owens Code: ZCTC)

Career Certificate

Certificate Offered:

Computed Tomography

Campus Offered:

Courses are on-line only

Credits Required: 16

Career Opportunities:

Graduates are prepared to work as a Computed Tomography Technologists in hospitals and other health care agencies.


Graduates are prepared to challenge the ARRT post-primary level certification exam in Computed Tomography.


To enroll, individuals must be currently registered by the ARRT in radiography.

Computed tomography (CT) technologists prepare for and assist the radiologist in the completion of complicated imaging examinations including a range of tissue biopsies and fluid drainages. They must maintain a high degree of accuracy in positioning and exposure technique.

CT technologists must demonstrate an understanding of physics, human sectional anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, radiation protection and safety. They prepare and administer contrast media and medications in accordance with state and federal regulations.

These technologists must remain sensitive to the physical and emotional needs of the patient through good communication, patient assessment, patient monitoring and patient care skills. They must use professional and ethical judgment and critical thinking while performing their duties.


Fall Semester

8 credits

Spring Semester

8 credits


Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course to maintain their position in this certificate program.

Apply for Certificate

Students registering for their final semester of course work must petition for certificate through their Ozone account.  The Petition for Certificate can be found under Student Quick Links.  Deadlines and fees apply; please visit for petition deadline dates. For additional information, refer to Certificate Requirements Policy under Academic Policies and Procedures  

Computed Tomography Certificate Program Information

Clinical Requirements

First-time candidates for a post-primary certification must meet clinical experience requirements before applying for certification. Students are encouraged to arrange their clinical experiences through their place of employment. Under certain circumstances, the department chair may attempt to arrange clinical opportunities for students.


Eligibility to take the post primary examination in CT offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists requires current registration in radiography at the time of examination and documentation of clinical experience in specific procedures. Visit the ARRT at to get a complete list of the examination Content Specifications and Clinical Requirements.


All students should check for prerequisites for a class before registering.