Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology - Structured Education Fall Entry

Curriculum Description

The Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology curriculum prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist.

Course work prepares the technologist to provide patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures through academic and clinical studies.

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Advanced-Level testing in Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations. They may find employment in facilities which perform these imaging procedures.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Certificate

C45200SE
NC CIP: 51.0999
Online
POS Approved: Fall 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CAT 211 CT Procedures Requisite 4 0 0 4
CAT 212 CT Sectional-Anatomy 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 7

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CAT 210 CT Physics & Equipment 3 0 0 3
CAT 214 CT Pathology 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 13

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

The ARRT requires candidates pursing post-primary certification and registration in Computed Tomography to meet ethics and education requirements.  The education requirements for CT are:

  1. Being ARRT and/or NMTCB certified and registered in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine
  2. Meeting the structured education requirement
    • Complete at least 16 hours of structured education in the Examination Content categories of patient care, safety, image production, and procedures.
  3. Meeting the clinical experience requirement (See below for information)
    • Documented performance of a minimum of 125 repetitions of diagnostic quality computed tomography procedures selected from 6 different categories, performing each a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 times

Meeting the Structured Education Requirement:

This certificate provides individuals the opportunity to meet the structured education requirement needed to pursue ARRT post-primary certification and registration in Computed Tomography.  Individuals document at least 16 hours of structured education in the post-primary examination content categories of patient care, safety, image production, and procedures.  In addition to satisfying the structured education requirement, this certificate provides 208 hours of continuing education credit.  Individuals entering this certificate must be ARRT and/or NMTCB certificated and registered in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, and/or Nuclear Medicine.


Meeting the Clinical Experience Requirement:

The CT Imaging Technology Program also provides individuals the opportunity to meet the ARRT clinical experience requirement through the CT Clinical Experience course through Economic and Workforce Development.  Contact Cindy Smith, Program Coordinator for CT, at 336-734-7560 or csmith@forsythtech.edu for additional information.

2020FA New Certificate

 

C45200SE