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Career Studies Certificate AN  

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Purpose: This career studies certificate in Computed Tomography (CT) is designed as an enhanced-competency module to provide expertise in computed tomography to registered technologists. This curriculum will prepare registered technologists for employment as computer tomographers in hospitals and imaging centers. Courses will fulfill professional continuing education (CEU) requirements, including the American Society of Radiologic Technologists' ECE program.

Eligibility: All students must be graduates of an approved radiologic technology program and be registered or registry eligible according to the standards provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiographers must be registered in Radiography for one year prior to being eligible to sit for the Computed Tomography Registry.

Program Requirements: All students must hold a current CPR-C certification. Students must maintain a C average in all courses. A career certificate will not be awarded until a grade of C or better is obtained in all didactic and clinical components.

Clinical Requirements: Students will be required to locate an imaging center/hospital to complete the clinical component of this course. An NVCC Preceptor Agreement must be presented to the clinical staff. The contract must be signed and filed in the radiography offices prior to beginning clinical rotations. Days and hours of clinical assignments will be agreed upon by the preceptor and the students. Students must complete the specified clinical hours by the end of the semester.

One Semester

   RAD242CT Procedures and Instrumentation2
RAD243Clinical Internship in Computed
RAD244Case Studies in CT1
   RAD247Cross-sectional Anatomy3

Total Credits/Semester11

Total credits for the Computed Tomography Career Studies Certificate = 11.

1 The CT clinical internship will begin the fourth week of the semester. Students must complete 160 hours of clinical work in a 12-week period (approximately 13 hours weekly).

2 Case studies will be offered in a weekend format.

Students may complete the Career Studies Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging concurrently by registering for the following additional courses:

RAD 115 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3 cr. RAD 136 Clinical Procedures in MRI 3 cr. RAD 298 Seminar & Project - Case Studies in MRI 1 cr.

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