SPCC plans to operate on a normal schedule Monday, December 10, unless road conditions deteriorate overnight.

Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography

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, computed tomography 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 examinations and duties at various clinical sites under the supervision of computed tomography technologists. This class includes 128 didactic hours and 338 clinical hours (at a clinical site near you), for a total of 466 hours.

Approved by the ASRT for 18.5 Continuing Education Credits:
Computed Tomography 15 Category A CE’s
Topic 8 Neurologic Pathology 3.5 Category A CE’s

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. Once completed, upload to your Castle Branch account.
  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. A link of approved clinical sites can be found at: SPCC Previously Approved Clinical Sites. If you wish to do your clinical at a site that is not listed, print a copy of the Clinical Affiliate Contract. Get the clinical site to sign this form and email it to wmccarn@spcc.edu. The required signatures will be obtained from SPCC and a finalized contract will be sent to the clinical site.
  4. Once all documentation is approved by Castle Branch, complete the registration form and email to wmccarn@spcc.edu
  5. Once you are registered, an email will be sent to you with the phone number to call to make payment.

If you are completing your clinical hours with Novant you must visit their website (http://www2.novanthealth.org/nurseinternprogram/Students/PostSecondaryClinicalStudents.htm) and fill out the required forms a month in advance to beginning clinicals. After you have filled them out, email them to Wendi, wmccarn@spcc.edu

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
    • Mosby’s Review, 3rd Edition

Email wmccarn@spcc.edu or Fax 704-290-5220 clinical agreement to Wendi McCarn.  All medical records required must be submitted through Certified Background.
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*

Begin DateEnd Date
December 4, 2018March 26, 2019
January 8, 2019April 30, 2019
February 5, 2019May 28, 2019
March 5, 2019June 25, 2019
April 2, 2019July 23, 2019
May 7, 2019August 27, 2019
June 4, 2019September 24, 2019
July 2, 2019October 22, 2019
August 6, 2019November 26, 2019
September 3, 2019December 24, 2019

To learn more, contact:
Mez Chen , 704-765-8722

To learn more, contact:
Wendi McCarn, 704-290-5280