Computed Tomography Specialist

Program Overview

The Computed Tomography Specialist technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform CT exams, and to sit for the Post-Primary Computed Tomography Certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Computed Tomography, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.

Students may enter the Computed Tomography technical certificate program Spring Semester. A full-time student can complete this program in 2 semesters. To graduate, students must earn a minimum of 21 semester credit hours.

Career Traits/Requirements

Individuals enrolling in the Computed Tomography (CT) program must be a registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing.

Applicants should possess excellent attention to detail, empathetic patient interaction abilities, detailed understanding of human anatomy, and an understanding of scientific principles.

Offered at the Following Campuses/Delivery Mode

  • South Campus (Dublin)
  • Online (Distance Education)

Salary Potential

$50,000 – $55,000

Program Costs

Tuition & Fees:  $2,762.00
Books & Supplies:  $1,000.00
(Costs are estimated and are subject to change.)

HOPE Career Grant:
The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them.

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the approved programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award

High School students in dual enrollment and joint enrollment are NOT eligible.

Additional Fees

Criminal Background Check:  $49.50
Drug Screening:  $39.00
Malpractice Fee:  $11.00
Dosimeter Scanners:  $23.50
HCA Clinical Fees:  $59.50

Employment Opportunities

CT Technologists perform specialized radiograph exams for diagnostic purposes.  They primarily work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and outpatient care centers.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Meet assessment requirements by taking the entrance placement test.  In lieu of the placement test, official scores on COMPASS, ASSET, SAT, ACT, PSAT or GED may be substituted.
  • Be a registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing.

Competitive Admission Requirements

Students must complete an application to compete for their name to be placed on the list of potential program students.  Check program pages for entry dates.  Students without an application on file will NOT be considered for program courses.  Applications signify that the student has completed the designated courses and understand the deadlines for official college transcripts.

Access links and forms for Competitive Admissions Programs.

 

Curriculum

Contact
Hours
Credit
Hours

Course Overview

  • OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
  • RADT2201Introduction to Computed Tomography2 credit hours30 contact hours
  • RADT2210Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation5 credit hours75 contact hours
  • RADT2220Computed Tomography Procedures I3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • RADT2230Computed Tomography Procedures II3 credit hours45 contact hours
  • RADT2250Computed Tomography Clinical I4 credit hours180 contact hours
  • RADT2265Computed Tomography Clinical II4 credit hours180 contact hours
  • Credit Hours: 21