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Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


The Computed Tomography program is 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).

Type of Credential


Credit Certificate

Program Code


S 871

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Director:

Erin Phelan, MA, RT(R), CNMT
Office: Essex - ECHP 003C
443-840-1427 or medicalimaging@ccbcmd.edu

Program Coordinator:

Debbie Lam, MSEd R.T.(R)(CT)
Office: Essex - ECHP 002C
443-840-1427 or 2015 or dlam@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

  • Selective Admissions program
  • Admission into the Computed Tomography program requires one to be a licensed, registered radiographer by the ARRT and the State of Maryland
  • Classes offered only on the Essex campus
  • No Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) opportunities
  • Articulation and Transfer Agreements - While there are no program-specific agreements, see other types of agreements such as guaranteed admission, block transfer, and discounts.

Disclosures


CCBC cannot confirm whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Maryland. If you plan to apply for licensure in a state other than Maryland, contact that state’s licensing board to determine whether the CCBC course or program meets requirements for licensure in that state. If you need assistance finding contact information for your state, click here .

Semester Sequence


There are two suggested schedules for students attending part-time: one starting in January, and one starting in July.

Courses Needed for This Program*


Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate 18*


Notes


Students are not required to take ACDV 101 at CCBC since admission into the CT program requires one to be a licensed, registered radiographer by the ARRT and the State of Maryland.

Program Description


The Computed Tomography program is 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 certificate is based on the curriculum suggested by the American Society for Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and the clinical standards required by the ARRT. Required didactic components will be offered as well as optional clinical components based on student need. The didactic component of the curriculum will be delivered both on-line using Brightspace and in a classroom setting with lectures and discussion. The clinical component will be gained in an array of clinical affiliate sites.

For students who wish to pursue an A.A.S. degree in Radiography or the Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), please refer to the Programs of Study page for further information.

* CCBC does not guarantee that students will complete all requirements for the ARRT exam.

School of Health Professions Policies


Students in the School of Health Professions are expected to conduct themselves according to an honor code; exhibit professional behavior; communicate effectively in English; provide proof of health insurance, immunizations, American Heart Association CPR (BLS for Providers), and a tuberculosis (TB) test; and submit to a criminal background check and drug testing. Students are expected to pay the costs associated with these requirements.

Admission


Applications for all School of Health Professions programs, except Dental Hygiene and Physician Assistant, are processed in a Central Application Service called CCBC CAS. The link to the CAS and the application instructions are located in the program admissions packet at the School of Health Professions website. You will need a CCBC student ID number and a CCBC student account password to complete the application. If you have questions about the CCBC CAS process, contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office at (443) 840-1989 or read the FAQ selections at the bottom of each page inside the CAS application.

Program Outcomes


The CT Program’s program goals are as follows:

  1. Students will demonstrate the behavior and skills necessary to function as a competent, entry-level Computed Tomography technologist.
  2. Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to produce cross-sectional images to aid radiologists in diagnosing diseases and disorders.
  3. Students will use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. The program will constantly measure its effectiveness in graduating entry-level technologists.

CT Program Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. provide appropriate patient care;
  2. practice appropriate radiation safety principles for the protection of patients;
  3. demonstrate the ability to analyze cross-sectional images;
  4. identify common pathologies on scans;
  5. recognize signs and symptoms of contrast reactions;
  6. adjust imaging parameters and options;
  7. demonstrate comprehension of CT principles and instrumentation;
  8. complete the CT program with a certificate;
  9. pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification exam on the first attempt; and
  10. obtain employment in the radiologic/medical imaging field within six months of graduation.

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