Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate (CT91)

The Computed Tomography (CT) technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform CT exams and to sit for the Post-Primary Computed Tomography Certification Examination. The academic component is designed to meet structured education requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Computed Tomography.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Computed Tomography Specialist program are prepared for responsible positions in hospitals, private clinics, doctors' offices, and other institutions requiring qualified professional personnel.


Successful completion of the didactic courses meet the structured education requirement set forth by the ARRT for certification in Computed Tomography.  In conjunction with the completion of all ARRT clinical requirements, graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification in Computed Tomography (CT).

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Must be registered by and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine or registered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) in Nuclear Medicine;
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 55 60 34 NA
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 224 236 229 NA
Compass 70 32 26 NA
SAT 16 15 18 NA
SAT 270 280 310 NA
ACT 14 13 14 NA
ASSET 37 38 32 NA
PSAT 16 15 18 NA
GED NA 145 145 NA
TABE 461 NA 442 NA

Computed Tomography Specialist Curriculum

The curriculum for the Computed Tomography Specialist certificate program is designed for the semester system. Entrance to program is during fall semester. To graduate, certificate-seeking students must earn a minimum of 21 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 555 contact hours and generally takes 2 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (21 Credits)

RADT 2201Introduction To Computed Tomography


RADT 2210Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation


RADT 2220Computed Tomography Procedures I


RADT 2230Computed Tomography Procedures II


RADT 2250Computed Tomography Clinical I


RADT 2265Computed Tomography Clinical II


RADT 2220, RADT 2250 and RADT 2210: “C” or higher grade is required for all these courses.

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $2,200

Fees ($385 per semester): $770

Books/Supplies: $400

Uniform Costs: NA

Dosimetry Fee: $60

Liability Insurance: Liability Insurance (click to find your program)

Certification Exam: $225

Student Physical - $40

2-Step PPD Test – $ 40 (per shot)

Hepatitis B Vaccination – 3 shot series: $100 (per shot) – OR –

Hepatitis B Titer demonstrating positive results for antibody – $70

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) – 2 shot series – $100

Varicella Titer demonstrating positive results for antibody:  $70

Tdap vaccination – $80

Influenza Vaccination – $40

#4402 Forensic Drug Panel (10) or similar screening: $40

Criminal Background Check: $80

*Note: Failure to complete any of the required vaccinations will limit your clinical placement. If your clinical placement is limited, students run the risk of failing to obtain sufficient clinical experience to complete procedural competency requirements that are necessary to successfully complete and exit the Radiologic Technology program.

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)

Clinical Education

Number of Clinical Sites: 3

(These slots are offered on a first come, first served basis. Once they have been filled, students will be responsible for establishing their own clinical facility to complete clinical requirements.)

General Location of the Clinical Sites: Bulloch and Evans Counties

(Additional sites may be established through an affiliate agreement between a hospital or imaging center in student’s area and Ogeechee Technical College.)

Requirement for Clinical Site Placement

Students unable or unwilling to travel to Statesboro to attend clinical rotations are responsible for establishing a clinical partnership with an imaging facility near their area. A clinical affiliation agreement must be completed between the partner/training facility and Ogeechee Technical College before the student can begin.

Students attending clinical rotations are required to submit to a criminal background check and drug screening prior to beginning clinical coursework. Each student must be cleared by the appropriate dean before beginning their clinical rotations.

Special Requirements of the Clinical Sites

The following forms will be provided by the instructor:

  • Current BLS for Healthcare providers from the American Heart Association.
  • Immunization Records
  • 2-Step PPD Test
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination – 3 shot series – AND – Hepatitis B Titer demonstrating positive results for antibody
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) – 2 shot series
  • Varicella Titer – To demonstrate immunity
  • Tdap vaccination
  • Influenza Vaccination – Yearly
  • 10 Panel Forensic Drug Panel or similar screening
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Current Health Insurance

If the clinical site requires a current physical, the following requirements must be met: Students must submit a medical exam stating that the student is in good health prior to the first clinical course. This must include documentation of TB skin testing, all required immunizations, and including vaccination documentation for Hepatitis B. Students who refuse the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical sites may refuse to accept them.

Clinical Education Courses

The Computed Tomography Specialist clinical education coursework provides students with an opportunity for in-depth application and reinforcement of principles and techniques in a CT environment. The clinical practicum allows the student to become involved in a professional work situation applying technical skills.

There are two clinical education courses required for the Computed Tomography Specialist: They are RADT 2250 – Computed Tomography Clinical I and RADT 2265 – Computed Tomography Clinical II. RADT 2250 requires that the student spend a minimum of 12 hours a week in a supervised work setting, for a total of 180 hours, and RADT 2265 requires the student spend a minimum of 12 hours a week in a supervised work setting, for a total of 180 hours.