Computed Tomography

Advanced Technical Certificate

The Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in CT is for health professionals who have completed an associate degree, or higher, in Radiography, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine Technology from a regionally accredited institution.

The Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate can lead to a Bachelor’s degree in Radiologic and Imaging Sciences for students who meet the specific Bachelor’s degree requirements.

Admission into Computed Tomography

 

Application Information

  • Application Deadline: No Deadline
  • Begins: Fall & Spring
  • Application: Download

Health Sciences Advising

The advising staff can answer program-specific questions, assist in career and educational planning, and offer expert educational guidance for students seeking career opportunities through the completion of an A.S. or B.S. Degree or a Certificate program.

Location, Hours and Contact

West Campus

Steps for Admission to Program

  • 1Attend a Program Information Session. Please bring a copy of the program guide for your desired track with you. If you are not local and cannot attend the information session, and review the program guide.
  • 2Apply to Valencia College.
  • 3Complete required general education courses before applying to the program.
  • 4Once your transcripts have been received and evaluated, and if you meet eligibility requirements, you can apply to the program.

Information About the Computed Tomography Field

 

Computed tomography (CT) uses x rays and computers to gather anatomic information from a sectional plane of the body and present it as a three-dimensional image. The field of computed tomography is continuously changing to provide diagnoses of disease processes that cannot be demonstrated by general radiographic methods. A CT technologist must be able to perform computed tomographic procedures without constant supervision to technical detail. It is important that the technologist have a thorough knowledge of anatomy in every dimension. Judgments about image formation and archiving and procedure performance have to be made independently and with regard to patient care and safety. This advanced technology uses highly specialized equipment and requires specialized education and training.

Increasingly, it is being required that imaging professionals be credentialed in any modality that they may be performing diagnostic procedures. This Advanced Technical Certificate Program is designed for individuals who are currently certified in Radiography (ARRT) or Radiation Therapy (ARRT) or Nuclear Medicine Technology (ARRT or NMTCB). Program content follows the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) curriculum to prepare program completers to take the ARRT certification exam in Computed Tomography. Completion of the program does not ensure permission to take the credentialing examination. With the exception of clinical education, program courses are offered online.