Computed Tomography

Program of Study

Computed Tomography

Curriculum
Direct to Work

About the Program

Are you a registered a radiologic technologist, a radiation therapist or a nuclear medicine technologist? Further your career with a certificate in computed tomography.

This post-primary certification will increase your employment options and earning potential. Designed with the working technologist in mind, we’re offering an online didactic course and flexible internship opportunities throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters. This certificate includes a two-credit online course, exceeding the requirement of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (ARRT).

The CT program has been redesigned as a competency-based format. Pick a schedule that is customized to your abilities and circumstances in either a 7- or 15-week term during the fall and spring semesters.

For more information, please contact Teri Huggins.

Accreditation

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Course & Program Fees

Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the course labs and are embedded within your general tuition.

Course Fees

The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees: 

Course Description Fee
RTE 257 High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)
RTE 280 Malpractice Insurance Non-EMT $8.50 (flat)
RTE 280 Clinical Site Rotation Tracking $36.50 (flat)
RTE 280 all internships Dosimetry Badge $19.00 (flat)

Online Course Fees

A separate fee is used to absorb the cost of any lab kits needed for lab-based online courses. This fee eliminates the need for students to purchase lab kits separately.

Course Description Fee
RTE 257 High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is not eligible for federal student aid.

Internships & Service Learning Opportunities

The online course progresses at a flexible pace for an individualized learning experience. Once completed, you’ll enroll in two clinical internships offered at area clinics and hospitals in the metro-Denver area. 

Your internships will prepare you to be job ready and are arranged by CCD’s CT program coordinator. The required two clinical internships are arranged into sequential two-credit, five-week sections. To complete the program, you’ll be evaluated by the supervising technologist and CCD’s CT program coordinator to ensure you demonstrate your clinical skills, obtain additional competencies (the ARRT requires a minimum of 125 competencies), and to attain autonomy in the clinical setting.

Additional internships are available for you should you need additional time.

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

Overall employment of computed tomography technologists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As the population grows older, there will be an increase in medical conditions that require imaging as a tool for making diagnoses.

This post-primary certification will increase your employment options and earning potential. Designed with the working technologist in mind, we’re offering an online didactic course and flexible internship opportunities throughout the fall, spring, and summer semesters. This certificate includes a two-credit online course, exceeding the requirement of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologies (ARRT).

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

The median annual wage for computed tomography imaging technologists was $69,930 in May 2017.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.