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Certificate in Computed Tomography (CT)

The Program

The undergraduate certificate in Computed Tomography (CT) is offered to supplement the preparation of nuclear medicine imaging technologists seeking to become proficient in an additional imaging modality and meet the requirements for eligibility to sit for the Computed Tomography certification examination offered by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).

Certification

The 17 credit hour program enables practicing technologists to demonstrate proficiency in CT and meet the requirement that qualifies the graduate to apply for the Computed Tomography certification examination given by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).  Successful completion of all program requirements qualifies the graduate to apply for certification examinations given by the Nuclear Medicine Technologists Certification Board (NMTCB) in Computed Tomography. Successful completion of the program does not itself ensure certification or registration. Each student is responsible for familiarizing himself/herself with the applicable certification and registration requirements.

Application Procedures

This program has a rolling admissions cycle.  Application materials will continue to be accepted until the class has been filled. Applicants must complete the following application requirements:

  1. Application for Admission: The application is required and is available here.
  2. Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the application.
  3. Verification of Certification in Nuclear Medicine: Applicants must provide a copy of their valid and current certification in nuclear medicine from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist or Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board. Have certifications sent to the CHP Welcome Center. Students must maintain valid certification while enrolled in the CT program.
  4. State Licensure (if applicable): Students are responsible for maintaining any and all state licensure required to perform Computed Tomography in their state while enrolled in the program.

Applicants should contact the Division of Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences (501-686-6848) for specific information regarding the application process.

Curriculum

A minimum of 17 semester credits (SC) are required to earn the CT Certificate. The didactic portion of the curriculum is online. The clinical portion consists of 500 hours of clinical internship. The following courses are required:

Course #TitleCredits
RISP 4386Physics of Computed Tomography3
RISP 4387Computed Tomographic Procedures3
RISP 4588CT Practicum5
RISP 3213Radiographic Sectional Anatomy3
Elective3
TOTAL17