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Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology - Traditional Clinical II

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 2019

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CAT 211 CT Procedures 4 0 0 4
CAT 214 CT Pathology 3 0 0 3
CAT 228 CT Clinical Practicum 0 0 24 8
CAT 261 CT Exam Prep 1 0 0 1
  Total: 8 0 24 16

Total Credit Hours: 16

Additional Information

This is the second certificate of a two certificate plan.

This certificate is an entry level approach to CT and is intended for the seasoned technologist or new graduate. The Expanded Certificate is 32 credit hours divided into semester-specific sub certificates: Traditional Clinical I (C45200TA) offered in fall and Traditional Clinical II (C45200TB) offered in spring. Upon successful completion of all Expanded Certificate requirements, the student earns Traditional Clinical certificates I and II and documented verification of clinical experience, which satisfies the Clinical Experience Requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists application eligibility for the Post Primary Certification Examination in CT.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/ or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education. In addition, national and/or state registry and/ or licensure boards may prohibit eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records. Please refer to the Health Technologies section on