Computed Tomography Imaging Technology

Program Overview

The Computed Tomography Imaging Technology certificate curriculum prepares the graduate to use specialized radiography equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in demonstrating pathologies and disease processes.

Academic course work and clinical studies prepare the technologist to provide patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures.

Individuals entering this curriculum must hold an Associate Degree and primary registry in Radiography or Radiation Therapy by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or, in Nuclear Medicine by the ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).


Credentials & Employment

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the ARRT Advanced-Level testing in Computed Tomography.

Graduates may find employment opportunities with hospitals and medical centers, outpatient cancer centers, physicians’ offices, and freestanding imaging centers. Advancement employment opportunities include administration, equipment application specialists, and equipment sales and education.


Additional Information

The CAT program begins only in the fall semester. Classes are held on weekdays, in the day-time only, in a face-to-face setting at the main campus in Pinehurst.  Clinical assignments take place at various locations in Moore and surrounding counties.

Drug screens and criminal background checks are required by our clinical affiliates in order to attend clinical rotations. Students with positive drug screen, criminal charges, or criminal convictions may not be able to attend clinicals, and therefore will be unable to progress within the program. Complete information regarding the procedure will be provided at the program orientation.


Immunization Requirements

Covid-19 and Hepatitis B vaccination series is required. Please see the Health Sciences webpage for a complete list of required immunizations.

All immunizations must be completed by July 1, before program entrance.


Admission Process

Program seats will be awarded on a first come, first-serve basis after meeting admission requirements and completing the College application process.

  • College Application: Complete an SCC admissions application online. Set up your SCC student email account.  Complete online or attend the College new student orientation.
  • Transcripts: Submit official (sealed) high school/high school equivalency and all college transcripts to the admissions office.


Application Deadlines

Priority applications are due by the last Friday in April. Students are encouraged to apply during the fall or spring semester prior to their anticipated entry. Seating is limited. Qualified applicants will be placed until the program limit is reached or until July 1.


Estimated Program Expenses

In addition to tuition and books, students are responsible for extra costs for uniforms, supplies, medical exam, insurance, and travel to clinical sites.

Tuition* $1,368.00 $4,824.00
Student Activity Fee $70.00 $70.00
Technology Fee $96.00 $96.00
Additional Program fees $150.00 $150.00
Malpractice Insurance $36.00 $36.00
Medical Record Tracking $20.00 $20.00
Textbooks $700.00 $700.00
Uniform $280.00 $280.00
Criminal Background Check & Drug Screening $108.00 $108.00

*Program credit hours: 18 – $76.00 per credit hour in-state tuition, $268.00 per credit hour out-of-state tuition.


Contact Information

General Health Sciences Admissions Questions

Denise Nash, CAT Program Coordinator
159 Kennedy Hall