Technical Certificate of Credit
The Computed Tomography (CT) program is a one-semester, three-course set designed to meet the professional needs of radiologic technologists for formal specialized education in Computed Tomography. The curriculum includes the following topics: patient care and management; whole body cross-sectional anatomy; pathology; imaging procedures with protocols; special procedures in computed tomography; history of computed tomography; fundamentals of computers; scanning methods; digital imaging; quality control; and radiation protection.
The required clinical education component is conducted at an approved clinical education center over a fifteen week period providing at least 225 contact hours on site. Supervised performance of computed tomography of the head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and musculoskeletal system is required. Arrangements for clinical education are made by the students to obtain clinical experience with a Chattanooga State approved CT facility in their geographic area. Students must purchase liability insurance or show evidence of self coverage of $1,000,000 or more.
The CT courses are taught Fall semester on alternate weekends (Friday night and Saturday), based on demand and offer 16- semester credit hours [256 CEU's for purpose of American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) continuing education]. Radiologic Technologists certified and registered by ARRT may receive advanced standing for the clinical education component if they have independently performed whole-body computed tomography an equivalent of one year full-time within the past three years. In addition, competence in the performance of computed tomography of the head, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system must be demonstrated.
In addition to completing the application process for admission to Chattanooga State, students seeking admission to the Computed Tomography program must also submit a Computed Tomography Application Form to the Division of Nursing and Allied Health. Applicants must be graduates of a CAHEA/JRCERT accredited Radiologic Technology Program or an accredited nuclear medicine program and eligible for certification or certified and registered by the ARRT or CNMT. Selection into the program is on a first applied most qualified basis.
Applications for Fall semester must be submitted by June 15 for priority consideration. Go to the CT website for detailed information