The Computed Tomography Certificate Program is a rigorous one-semester program designed to provide the working Radiologic Technologist with the theoretical background and documented clinical experience necessary to sit for the Computed Tomography registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The program consists of online didactic courses and clinical practicum experience.
Prospective applicants seeking admission into the Computed Tomography Certificate Program must be graduates of a 2-year JRCERT accredited program in Radiography and must hold current ARRT certification. Students must also complete 125 Computed Tomography exams in order to earn this certificate.
The projection of 35 students earning a CT certificate is based on market needs as well as the ability to find faculty to teach the affiliated courses.
Completion of this program will provide Radiologic Technologists with the theoretical background and documented clinical experience to sit for the Computed Tomography registry examination offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
Employment for occupations related to computed tomography is expected to increase by 16% between 2019 and 2024 in the Inland Empire/Desert Region. A total of 834 annual job openings will be available each year over the five-year timeframe.
• The 50th percentile, entry-level hourly wages for occupations related to computed tomography are between $20.28 and $49.80. Median wages, except for health technologists and technicians, all other, are above the $21.78 per hour self-sustainable hourly wage estimate for a single adult with one child.
• There was an average of 40 credentials issued annually from regional community college training programs over the last three academic years. One private educational institution outside the community college system issued an annual average of six credentials over the previous three academic years. There were no regional completions for computed tomography-specific programs over the last three years.
There are three core classes required to attain the Computed Tomography Certificate of Achievement. Those three courses are CT 410, CT 420, and CT430. Each of these classes is three units. They are designed to be taken concurrently during one semester. There is a recommended one unit work experience course which is not required. This course is CT 497, Computed Tomography Work Experience. It is recommend that, if taken, it is also taken concurrently with the three core classes.
(Y1 or S1)
|CT 410||Patient Care and Procedures in Computed Tomography||3||S1|
|CT 420||Physics Instrumentation in Computed Tomography||3||S1|
|CT 430||Cross-Sectional Anatomy and Pathology in Radiology||3||S1|
|CT 497||Computed Tomography Work Experience||1||S1|
Diann Thursby · 02/08/21
Received regional recommendation at 2-8-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.