Computed Tomography

Program of Study

Computed Tomography

Curriculum
Direct to Work

About the Program

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

CT is a fast-paced and dynamic post-primary certification offered to registered technologists. This 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 uses a competency-based format, which means you can move through at your own pace until autonomy, to be deemed "job-ready" and competency skills are achieved. Clinical internships are available at various hospitals and clinics throughout Colorado.

For more information, please contact Teri Huggins.

Application Cycles.

Apply June 1 - June 30 annually for a fall start; October 1 to October 31 annually for a spring start; March 1 to March 30 annually for a summer start.

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 $7.35 (per credit hour)
RTE 280 Malpractice Insurance Non-EMT $8.50 (flat)
RTE 280 Clinical Site Rotation Tracking $39.50 (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
  Online course fees $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 a clinical internship offered at clinics and hospitals located along the Front Range.  

Your internships will prepare you to be job ready and are arranged by CCD’s CT program coordinator. The required clinical internship is 4 credits, or two days per week for 10 weeks. 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 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.

Program Outcomes

Total of 2019 Graduates
Total Students Employed in their Field of Study
Total Students Who Have Transfered to 4-year Degree or Other Institution
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