Computed Tomography (CT) Program

General

Program Description

Computed Tomography (CT) uses specialized X-ray equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures inside the body for the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes to aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment planning. The computed tomography program at HCC offers students an Advanced Technical Certificate specializing in computed tomography. Academic and clinical studies prepare technologists to provide quality patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures. Program eligibility is limited to ARRT-registered radiographers, radiation therapists or nuclear medicine technologists or equivalent (NMTCB) registration. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the post-primary certification exam offered by the ARRT for computed tomography. This ARRT CT Exam qualifies all graduates to apply for Florida state licensure and operation of all CT equipment, including diagnostic scanners. Nuclear Medicine Technologists will also be eligible to take the NMTCB-CT specialty exam.

Curriculum

Didactic education consists of classroom, lab, and online components. All didactic courses will be held in the evenings. During the first semester classes are held twice monthly, followed by once monthly in the second semester.

FALL

RTE 1590C Principles of Computed Tomography I: 4 credits (combined class with lecture and lab component)

  • Total of 48 hours lecture equivalent and 32 hours lab
  • Hybrid Format (1/2 in class and 1/2 online)

RTE 1805 Practicum 1: 3 credits

16 hours per week clinical
7 credits

SPRING

RTE 2590 Principles of Computed Tomography II: 4 credits

  • Total of 64 hours lecture equivalent
  • Hybrid Format (1/2 in class and 1/2 online)

RTE 2805 Practicum 2: 3 credits

16 hours per week clinical
7 credits

Total: 14 credits

Last updated December 2017

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