2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 24, 2022  
2015-16 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computed Tomography Imaging (CT) Career Studies Certificate


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Career Studies Certificate
221-172-02

Purpose: The Computed Tomography Imaging Career Studies Program is designed to prepare selected ARRT eligible or Registered Technologists to qualify as contributing members of the allied health interdisciplinary team which has need for highly skilled CT technologists. Upon completion of the curriculum and successful completion and documentation of all required clinical competencies as set forth by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), the technologist will be eligible to apply to take the national registry examination leading to advanced certification in CT by the ARRT.

Occupational Objectives: The technologist is eligible to apply to take the national registry examination leading to advanced certification in CT by the ARRT.  Program courses satisfy The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ Structured Education Requirements for post-primary certification and registration. https://www.arrt.org/Education/Structured-Education-Requirements

Retention Policies: Technologists who receive a final grade lower than “C” in any course will not receive the certificate until a grade of “C” or better is obtained. Technologists can petition to retake courses.

A limited local clinical component is available. Students must have a current CPR Healthcare Provider certification and must maintain that certification throughout clinicals. If interested, please contact the Radiography Program Head.

This program begins in odd fall semesters (for example Fall 2015, Fall 2017).

First Year


Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 9


* This course has a requisite. Requisites for all courses are listed in the course description section at the back of the catalog.

Admission Requirements and Procedures: The student in Computed Tomography must have completed an approved program in radiography, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine technology. The student must be registered or registry eligible by the appropriate certification agency. Applicants must have maintained a “C” average in past program courses in the discipline of certification.

Applicants must be complete an application to VWCC, provide official transcripts of all other colleges attended, provide a minimum of 2 letters of reference and have an interview with a member of the Radiography program faculty prior to formal admission. The student in Computed Tomography must abide by all community college policies.

Students are responsible for Internet access for distance courses.

Federal Financial Aid is not available to students enrolled in the Computed Tomography Imaging Program.

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