Feb 29, 2024
Code 148 - 16 Credits
Computed Tomography Technologists are highly skilled professionals trained to operate CT equipment, which produces cross-sectional images of patients’ bones, organs and tissue that are used to diagnose medical conditions in medical facilities and outpatient centers under the direct supervision of a health care provider. According to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook the field has a 9% growth outlook through 2022. The CT program is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.
Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics and other outpatient facilities. Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college course work delivered through an online environment. Both are equally important to the development of the competent CT Technologist.
The CT program is a certificate program. Students must have graduated from an accredited program and be a registered radiographer RT(R). The program has been developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). Upon completion of the CT program graduates will be eligible to take the ARRT-CT exam. Upon passing the CT exam, Radiologic Technologists have earned their RT(R)(CT).
- To provide quality education and training that develops the potential of each student to become a productive, responsible, and professional member of society, as well as a skilled member of the health care workforce.
- To prepare competent entry-level CT technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
- To provide our students with open access and a supportive environment that encourages student success in the classroom, laboratory, and on the externship site.
- To encourage professionalism, integrity, and high standards in students.
- To adhere to professional standards incorporating legal and ethical responsibilities of a CT Technologist.
- To prepare students to organize, to prioritize, and to delegate care by communicating effectively with members of the medical team.
- To apply knowledge of specific disease conditions in the prevention, treatment, and wellbeing of the patients.
- To prepare students to take the national exam to become Registered CT Technologist RT(R)(CT).
Required Computed Tomography Technology Courses
All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First Year Seminar course with a grade of C or higher.
See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.
Grades of C or higher are required in all required general education and required certificate/degree courses to qualify the student for graduation.
To apply to the Computed Tomography Technology program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment with an academic advisor.