COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY  

    Certificate Program

Computerized Tomography is a post-associate degree certificate program.

THE ROLE OF THE CT TECHNOLOGIS

Computerized Tomography (CT) is a branch of radiology that employs specialized radiography equipment to produce sectional images of the human anatomy. The CT Technologist performs various diagnostic procedures under the supervision of a licensed radiologist or in most cases, a licensed technologist. In order to produce quality images, the CT Technologist must be able to work effectively with patients and health professionals, operate sophisticated computer equipment and observe radiation protection measures.

According to the United States Department of Labor (www.bls.org) there is an expected increase in the need of technologist of 17% from 2008 to 2018. "Those
with knowledge of more than one diagnostic imaging procedure such as CT will
have the best employment opportunities and those willing to relocate will have
better job prospects as well." They continue to say that Computed Tomography is
continuing to be the frontline diagnostic tool of imaging. In addition to radiographers becoming CT Technologist, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation therapy programs are beginning to include Computed Tomography course into their respected fields.

Depending on a number of factors, including geographic location, duties of
employment and their own personal qualities, graduates can reasonably expect
entry level salaries ranging from $46,000 to $52,000 per year.

COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY ADMISSION CRITERIA
All prospective candidates who wish to be admitted to the Computerized
Tomography Technology program should contact the Program Director at
(409) 944-1444 or email at tmoran@gc.edu.

Applicants must:

1. Complete the requirements for admission to the College. Admission
to the College does not guarantee admission to the program.

·     Requirements to the College include:

  A.      Application for Admissions & residence questionnaire.
  B.      Official transcripts from all Colleges and Universities attended.
  C.      Bacterial Meningitis vaccination for all on campus and Hybrid course offerings
           (under the age of 22).   
  D.      TSI Scores

2. All Program applicants must show proof of:

A. A GPA of 2.5 or higher from an Accredited Medical 
    Radiography Program.
B. Be a graduate of a two year accredited Medical
    Radiography Program in ionizing radiation, ARRT
    Certification in Radiography, Radiation Therapy or
    Nuclear Medicine.
C. Be a registered technologist by the start of the Program.

3. Submit a Program Application to the Program Director. Applications that are submitted after the deadline will be reviewed at the discretion of the Selection Committee. Due to limited Application for Graduation-CT-WEB.pdf
enrollment, we cannot accept every applicant. Applicants not admitted to the program must re-apply each semester. Successful applicants will be notified by mail or email of acceptance to the program.
The Application deadlines are:
v July 15 for the Fall Semester 
                                             
November 7 for the Spring Semester
                                             
v April 15 for the Summer Semester
 
Submit the following along with the CT Program Application prior to entering the program.  Do not wait for a Student ID# from Admissions.  Fill in what you can and submit right away.*

A. A copy of current Texas Department of Health certification and ARRT certificate in the Allied Health
Office.
B. Submit a current copy of an American Heart Health Care Provider level CPR at program entry and maintain certification though out their course of study.
C. Complete the Student Wellness Form.
 (If taking Clinic)-Submit to the Program Director only!  Once clinical schedule is complete form will be sent to UTMB.

D. Complete the Application for Graduation Form. (If completing 12 hrs.)

E. Complete the Change of Program Form   (Manditory)

F.  Complete a clear drug screening test and background check at students cost as directed by the Program.    (Instructions to follow acceptance)

(If taking Clinic)

G. Students attending clinic during Fall & Spring must submit proof of Flu shot along with the CT program application.     

*  See Welcome Letter from Admissions or CT Program Application for Submission Instructions.. 

Transfer Policy:

Course Substitution:

Any student choosing to substitute the RADR 2340; Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals must submit the Course Substitution Form /images/gc/AH/CT/CT-Course Substitution.pdf at the start of the Program along with a course description of the course where previously taken.  It is highly recommended that although taken previously, you consider taking this course with the Program.  It is a very detailed course and it can improve your chances of passing the national registry or serve as a refresher course for the national registry.

Course work from another program will be evaluated on an individual basis by the Program Director.  A grade of “C” or better is required on all transferred prerequisite, general education and program specific courses.  Transfer students from another program will be admitted on a space-available basis.  Prospective transfer students will not be allowed to take clinics only.

Transfer students must:

   1. Complete admission requirements to Galveston College as
       well as the Program.
   2. Submit course syllabi for review, if requested by program
       coordinator.
   3. Agree to complete a disclosure of information form.

CURRICULUM

The program is offered Spring, Summer and Fall semesters online as well as on campus. The program can be completed in one semester of full-time study, but is flexible to fit your life schedule.  Clinics I & II must be taken in the same semester. 

Classroom instruction will be conducted at Galveston College every Wednesday; clinical training will be conducted at hospitals/clinics in and around the greater Houston area and Galveston, Texas area. Distant clinical options including Beaumont, North Austin, Temple, Waco and the Dallas Area based on availability. Clinical schedules can be flexible and there may be restrictions based on location of clinic. Upon completion of requirements, the student receives a Certificate of Completion from Galveston College.

COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Course Information

Course


Description


Credit


CTMT 2336

CT Equipment & Methodology

3

RADR 2340

Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging

3

CTMT 2460

Clinical  I (Computed Tomography)*

4

CTMT 2461
CTMT 1291

Clinical II (Computed Tomography)
Special Topics in Computed Tomography                                  

 4
 2

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS IN PROGRAM


16

*Identifies capstone experience

Online Course Information

Course


Description


Credit


CTMT 2336

CT Equipment & Methodology

3

RADR 2340
CTMT 1291

Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging
Special Topics in Computed Tomography

3
2

8

CTMT 2360 and CTMT 2361 must be completed through Galveston College in order to receive a certificate in Computed Tomography. With completion of CTMT 2360 and CTMT 2361 student is able to sit for the ARRT CT Registry.

 

For more information about the Computerized Tomography Technology program, contact the Program Director at (409) 944-1444, email tmoran@gc.edu or the Allied Health Office at (409) 944-1490. 

Computerized Tomography Technology 

 

SOC#

Completion Rate

Tuition and Fees

Books and Supplies

Placement Rates

Median Loan Debt

2011-2012

15-1132

100%

$779.00 In District

$500.00

100%

$0.00

 

 

 

$923.00 Out of District 

$500.00 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 2/7/2014 - Content Author eiles