Computed Tomography

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Program Description

This 16-week course is designed to educate technologists in the post-primary practice of computed tomography. 

Core topics include but are not limited to, CAT procedures and equipment operation, patient care (education, preparation, orientation, and positioning), patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters, and image processing and display. Students will perform Computed Tomography imaging examinations and duties at various clinical sites under the supervision of Computed Tomography technologist.  This 16-week course is designed to educate technologists in the post-primary practice of Computed Tomography.

This class includes 128 didactic hours and 338 clinical hours, for a total of 466 hours.

ASRT approved for 18.5 Category A continuing education units.

Upon completion, students may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist post-primary in Computed Tomography.

SPCC Previously Approved Clinical Sites  You can choose your own clinical site with submission of a completed Clinical Affiliation Agreement
It is the student’s responsibility to contact the clinical site and ensure that they can be accommodated for the clinical rotation. Some clinical sites require additional information and it is the responsibility of the student to complete and submit this information prior to enrollment.

Pre-requisite: Individuals entering this course must be a registered radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist. Students must present proof of current ARRT certification.

Cost: $199.40 (plus cost of radiation badge (if you don’t have one), books, medical document manager, background check & drug screen)

To enroll in Computed Tomography

  1. Enroll with Castle Branch (Package code is SK 18) Upload all required documentation there.
  2. Take the Student Medical Form to your physical exam.  An Employee Health record physical can also be used. Once completed, upload to your Castle Branch account.  If you have questions, email Mez Chen.
  3. Choose your clinical site. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the clinical site of their choice to confirm that a clinical rotation can be accommodated. Print a copy of the Clinical Affiliate Contract. Get the clinical site to sign this form and email it to mchen@spcc.edu. The required signatures will be obtained from SPCC and a finalized contract will be sent to the clinical site.
  4. If you are completing your clinical hours with Novant you must visit their website (https://www.novanthealth.org/careers/student-programs.aspx ) and fill out the required forms a month in advance to beginning clinicals. After you have filled them out, email them to, mchen@spcc.edu
  5. Once all documentation is approved by Castle Branch, complete the registration form and email to dwheeler@spcc.edu
  6. Once you are registered, an email will be sent to you with the phone number to call to make payment.

Must have:

  •  Internet access
  • Computer access with word processing (i.e. Microsoft Word)
  • Appropriate scrubs and shoes for clinical
  •  You need to purchase 2 books:
    • Computed Tomography for Technologists A Comprehensive Review, by Lois Romans, 1st or 2nd Edition
      ISBN-13: 978-1496375858
      ISBN-10: 1496375858
    • Mosby’s Exam Review for Computed Tomography, 3rd Edition
      ISBN-13: 978-0323416337
      ISBN-10: 0323416330

DO NOT MAIL documentation or payment. Payment is accepted by phone or in person only.

Upcoming Classes: *Paperwork must be turned in a week before the start date*

SectionBegin DateEnd Date
CAT 3100a 303WJanuary 2, 2024April 23, 2024
CAT 3100a 304WFebruary 6, 2024May 28, 2024
CAT 3100a 305WMarch 5, 2024June 25, 2024
CAT 3100a 306WApril 2, 2024July 23, 2024
CAT 3100a 307WMay 7, 2024August 20, 2024
CAT 3100a 308WJune 4, 2024September 24, 2024
CAT 3100a 309WJuly 2, 2024October 22, 2024
CAT 3100a 310WAugust TBD
CAT 3100a 311WSeptember TBD
CAT 3100a 300WOctober 3, 2023January 23, 2024
CAT 3100a 301WNovember 7, 2023February 27, 2024
CAT 3100a 302WDecember 5, 2023March 26, 2024

Employment Opportunities

Graduates should qualify for a variety of jobs, including registered radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist.

Educational Opportunities

  • Computed Tomography  – 1 Semester to Complete 

Contact Information

To learn more, contact:

Mez Chen, 704-765-8722

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