Certificate in Computed Tomography (CT)
Overview of Program
Also available in Central California through Fresno City College!
Computed tomography technologists work in a highly specialized field operating sophisticated computerized tomography equipment. They provide detailed cross-sectional images of the human body, assisting physicians with quality patient diagnosis and treatment.
This is full-time 6-month Computed Tomography Certificate program. The program involves two quarters, Autumn and Winter. It starts towards the end of September and ends around the middle of March. During the program students take formal coursework along with clinical instruction. It is a full-time program with no arrangements for part-time or evening status. Clinical sites are available but we cannot guarantee a clinical site close to where you live.
The program involves 40 hours per week, which includes didactic and clinical experience. Clinical involves four (4), eight (8) hour days per week. Classes are scheduled for one day per week and may require the student to be on campus.
1. Be knowledgeable professionals in their field of study.
2. Demonstrate leadership and critical thinking in all areas of CT scanning.
3. Behave with ethical standards as a professional CT technologist.
4. Positively interact and communicate with patients, department personnel, and professional staff.
5. Maintain skills and knowledge by interacting with fellow professionals, attending educational conferences, and staying current with changing technology.
The CT Student Profile
The CT Certificate Program is also offered via distance education at Fresno City College in Fresno, California. Please contact Terri Mosley, the Program Coordinator for more information about applying.
CT Program Curriculum
RTSI 364 CT Procedures and Patient Care - 2 units
RTSI 971 Special Imaging Affiliation- 2 units
RTSI 367 Cross-sectional Anatomy- 2 units
Total 6 units
RTSI 369 CT Physics - 2 units
RTSI 971 Special Imaging Affiliation II - 2 units
Total 4 units
A minimum of twelve (12) hours of career observation in CT and MRI is required respectively.
Your Career Observation Form
Students interested in both the CT and MRI programs will need 12 hours of observation in each modality.
Application Enrollment Period
Applications are accepted starting in January 1 of each year. May 1 is the application deadline.
Be sure your application is complete to include a statement of purpose, application fee, three recommendations and transcripts. Official transcripts must come directly from the school to our Admissions Office.
Interviews are conducted in June or July. All applicants will be interviewed by the program director and representatives of the school of Allied Health Professions. If you reside in Southern California you should plan for a personal interview. You will be notified by phone or e-mail of your interview time and date.
The interviews are rated in the following four areas:
a. Work experience or training background
c. Academic background
d. Communication skills, knowledge, motivation, etc.
After all applicants have been interviewed, the selection committee for the CT and MRI programs meets to make the final selections. Selections are usually decided by the middle of June and confirmation of each decision is mailed to the respective applicant from the Office of Admissions for the School of Allied Health Professions.
Students are required to have a background check, as part of their application.
Fall quarter starts at the end of September. Application deadline is May 1. Interviews start the end of May with acceptance notification by the end of June.
This program qualifies for VA tuition benefits. Visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov for details
Tuition and fees are subject to change each year. Students should be prepared to be responsible for all tuition, fees, books, living expenses, and transportation. Please note: Financial aid is not available for the CT and or the MRI certificate program. Please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at (909) 558-4509 if you have specific questions.
Timothy Seavey, CTMRI Program Director
Department of Radiation Technology
Loma Linda CA 92350
(909) 558-4931 or 800-422-4558-1-4 ask for ext 44068