What is Computerized Tomography?
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.
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.
- Complete the requirements for admission to the College.
Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to the program.
Requirements to the College include:
- Application for Admissions & residence questionnaire.
- Official transcripts from all Colleges and Universities attended.
- Bacterial Meningitis vaccination for all on campus and Hybrid course offerings (under the age of 22).
- TSI Scores
- Program applicants must show proof of:
- A GPA of 2.5 or higher from an Accredited Medical Radiography Program.
- Be a graduate of a two year accredited Medical Radiography Program in ionizing radiation, ARRT Certification in Radiography, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine.
- 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 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:
- July 1st for the Fall Semester
- October 15 th for the Spring Semester
- April 1st for the Summer Semester
Please attach the following along with the CT Program Application prior to entering the program.
- A copy of current Texas Department of Health certification and ARRT certificate in the Allied Health Office.
- 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.
- Complete the UTMB Students Health Immunization Record-2017. (If taking Clinic) – Submit to the Program Director only. Once clinical schedule is complete form will be sent to UTMB.
- Complete the Application for Graduation Form. (If completing 12 hrs.)
- Complete the Change of Program Form (Mandatory)
- Complete a clear drug screening test and background check at students cost as directed by the Program. (Instructions to follow acceptance-If taking Clinic)
- Students attending clinic during Fall & Spring must submit proof of Flu shot along with the CT program application
Do not wait for a Student ID# from Admissions. Fill in what you can and submit right away.
* See Welcome Letter from Admissions or CT Program Application for Submission Instructions.
All prospective candidates who wish to be admitted to the Computerized Tomography Technology program should contact Mary Koebele at 409.944.1270 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any student choosing to substitute the RADR 2340; Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals must submit the Course Substitution Form 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:
- Complete admission requirements to Galveston College as well as the Program.
- Submit course syllabi for review, if requested by program coordinator.
- Agree to complete a disclosure of information form.
The program is offered Spring, Summer and Fall semesters online. 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 Galveston and greater Houston Texas area. Distant clinical options including Beaumont, North Austin, Temple, Waco and the Dallas Area based on availability. There is no guarantee that a clinical site will be available in your geographic area. 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.
See the most recent college catalog for additional information and course descriptions.
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