Computed Tomography Imaging Technology

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 a 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 AND 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

Drug screens and 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 Science 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 application process.

 

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.

Contact Information

RAD Program Coordinator
Robin Garner
158 Kennedy Hall
garnerr@sandhills.edu
910-695-3916