2020-2021 Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Computed Tomography Certificate

The Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate program is comprised of two courses designed as facilitated and self-directed learning for radiologic professionals who are established and presently employed in the field. The program, which can be completed in one semester, offers both didactic coursework and clinical skills experiences necessary to prepare the student to challenge the ARRT Advanced Registry in Computed Tomography certificate exam.

Note: For an application packet and detailed program information, visit www.yc.edu/radiology.

Credit Hours Required: 6

This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit the YC Answer Center.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Computed Tomography Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the design of CT scanner generations.
  2. Explain how adjusting operator console parameters affect CT image data.
  3. Describe the process and the factors that influence data acquisition.
  4. Define the tools used and the postprocessing techniques needed for image enhancement.
  5. Discuss the role and ethical considerations of the CT technologist in reducing radiation dose including technical factor selection, positioning, and shielding.
  6. Discuss factors that affect CT image quality including artifacts.
  7. Perform CT exams as outlined in the competency requirements for post-primary certification of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Computed Tomography.
  8. Identify specific organs or structures on a cross-sectional acquired or reformatted CT image.
  9. Identify pathologic processes on CT images.
  10. Review CT images for quality, accuracy and completeness.