Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate

Computed Tomography at Harper College

Gain credentials that increase your career potential

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  • Credit hours: 16
  • Stackable to degree: No
  • Employment outcome: CT Technologist

Explore a career in computed tomography (CT) with this 16-credit-hour certificate program. Designed for registered radiologic technologists, this program teaches you how to produce cross-sectional images of the body utilizing CT equipment to diagnose abnormalities that are difficult to evaluate with conventional radiography.

Study the physics and instrumentation of CT, clinical procedures and protocols, patient care and radiation safety. After graduating and successfully passing your qualifying exam, you can explore career opportunities in a variety of health-care settings.

This is a limited-enrollment program. Please review this program's admission criteria and process.

Certificate program requirements

This 16 credit-hour, year-long certificate program prepares ARRT registered radiologic technologists to produce cross-sectional images of the body, utilizing computed tomography equipment, in order to diagnose abnormalities that are difficult to evaluate with conventional radiography. The program offers a combination of clinical and didactic educational experiences that will provide the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to become an entry-level CT technologist. Students will learn the physics and instrumentation of computed tomography, clinical procedures and protocols, patient care and radiation safety. Upon completion of the CT program, the radiologic technologist will be eligible for certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Computed Tomography.

Because of the nature of clinical experiences and individualized instruction in this program, and specialized technology, and the equipment necessary to offer this program, a higher tuition rate is assessed for career specific courses. These include courses with the RAD prefix. Tuition for these courses in this program is 200 percent of the standard tuition rate.

Admission Requirements

Computed Tomography is a limited enrollment program. For admission requirements, please contact the Admissions Outreach Office at 847.925.6700 or visit harpercollege.edu

Students who apply for this limited enrollment program are obligated to meet current admission requirements and follow program curriculum as defined at the time of acceptance to the program.

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

A grade of C or better in all coursework is required for all students.

Number Course Title Credits
RAD 238 2
RAD 260 3
RAD 261 3

Second Semester

A grade of C or better in all coursework is required for all students.

Number Course Title Credits
RAD 262 2
RAD 263 3

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

A grade of C or better in all coursework is required for all students.

Number Course Title Credits
RAD 264 3

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Please note: Certificate programs are open to those who have completed the AAS program in Radiologic Technology or are Registered Radiologic Technologists.

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Next steps

For more information about the CT Certificate program, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.