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Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology - Distance Learning Non-Clinical

Curriculum Description

The Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology curriculum prepares the individual to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist.

Course work prepares the technologist to provide patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures through academic and clinical studies.

Graduates may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Advanced-Level testing in Computed Tomography and/or Magnetic Resonance Imaging examinations. They may find employment in facilities which perform these imaging procedures.

The following represents one way in which the certificate can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.


NC CIP: 51.0999
POS Approved: Fall 2017

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CAT 212 CT Sectional-Anatomy 3 0 0 3
CAT 215 CT Procedures 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CAT 210 CT Physics & Equipment 3 0 0 3
CAT 214 CT Pathology 3 0 0 3
  Total: 6 0 0 6

Total Credit Hours: 12

Additional Information

This certificate is intended for the technologist currently working in CT who prefers completing his or her educational experience via distance learning. Courses are taught with the understanding the student has a basic understanding of data acquisition, scanning terminology, and sectional anatomy. The student contributes to the learning process through sharing personal experiences from the perspective of a technologist working in CT as it relates to the topics covered.

This certificate does not offer a clinical component. If accepted, the student is responsible for his or her own clinical experience as well as the clinical competency documentation required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists to establish eligibility for Post- Primary Certification in CT. The program does not assist the student with clinical placement, clinical experience, or clinical instruction. All potential/accepted Distance Learning Non-Clinical students are required to participate in a distance learning screening process and/ or computer skills workshop.