Award: Career Studies Certificate
Length: Two Semesters
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 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 ARRT or NMTCB). The student must be registered or registry eligible 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 prior to consideration for admission.
§ Application to SWCC
§ Official transcripts of all other colleges attended
§ CT Program Application
§ Minimum of 2 letters of reference
o 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 Computerized 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.
Cross Sectional Anatomy for CT/MR
CT Procedures and Instrumentation
On Site Training Clinical Internship in CT
Topics in CT Registry Preparation
Topics in Pharmacology for Technologies
Ethics for Healthcare Personnel
Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate.......................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.