Computed Tomography Certificate

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Program Director: 
Stacey Carter
Office: 
HSC 2082
Phone: 
(423) 697.3297

Deadline Dates

Program - June 1 of each year
computed tomagraphy

The Computed Tomography (CT) certificate program is newly redesigned and delivered fully online to meet the professional needs of working radiologic technologists for formal specialized education in CT.   The curriculum follows the ARRT content specifications and is designed to prepare you for the CT registry.  Completion of both didactic courses will satisfy the structured education requirement for 16 hours of CT relevant education to be eligible for the post-primary exam offered by the ARRT.

  • TM 210 - Computed Tomography Patient Care and Management (4)
  • TM 220 - Computed Tomography Physics (4)
  • TM 230 - Computed Tomography Clinic (8)

The certificate is divided into three courses which may be taken independently; however, it is strongly recommended that the entire curriculum be completed for exam preparation.

The following topics are included in the curriculum:

  • patient care and management
  • whole body cross-sectional anatomy
  • pathology
  • imaging procedures with protocols
  • special procedures in computed tomography
  • history of computed tomography
  • fundamentals of computers
  • scanning methods
  • digital imaging
  • quality control
  • radiation protection

 The official CT certificate will only be awarded to students who complete requirements for all three courses.  The clinical education component is conducted at an approved clinical education center under the guidance of an approved clinical preceptor.  Clinical experience includes a minimum of 180 hours of training per semester and competency evaluation of a variety of exams required to sit for the ARRT CT registry.  Students affiliated with clinical sites in Tennessee are required to complete a series of general clinical orientation quizzes.  All accepted students will be provided instructions for programmatic requirements prior to program start date.  Students enrolling in the clinical course will be required to submit the following documentation at their own cost:

  • 10-panel drug screen
  • criminal background check
  • physical exam
  • online record documentation fee
  • liability insurance (Chattanooga State Bursar’s Office)
  • radiation badge (Chattanooga State Bursar’s Office)
  • N95 respirator fit test
  • TB skin test
  • CPR (American Heart Association – BLS for Healthcare Provider)
  • Immunizations or titers (hepatitis B, MMR, Tdap, varicella, seasonal flu)

 Tuition and fee costs can be viewed at  https://www.chattanoogastate.edu/financial/tuition-fees/tuition-fees-table