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Career Outlook Computed Tomography

Technology and Health Division
Certificate E0397
The Computed Tomography (CT) program at Mt. SAC is a two semester certificate program open to Technologists who possess a valid California Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) license and are certified and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in one of the following supporting disciplines: Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (or NMTCB), or Radiation Therapy. The program provides a complete educational experience for registered Radiologic Technologists (RT’s) who wish to expand their skills into the study in the theory and practice of CT. Students will have the opportunity to learn and develop competence in patient care, communication skills, critical thinking, and technical skills that will prepare the student to become a competent entry level CT Technologist.
The program curriculum is designed to meet the CT educational and clinical training requirements set forth by the ARRT. The educational standards established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) are also incorporated into the curriculum. Educational activities include lecture, discussions, group activities, and hands-on clinical training at a clinical site.
The program includes:

  • ARRT clinical experience requirements and content specifications

  • ARRT 16 hour structured education requirement

  • Course work in cross sectional anatomy, pathology, patient care and safety, CT procedures, equipment, image evaluation, instrumentation, technique, physics, quality assurance, and quality control.

Clinical training will be conducted at affiliated healthcare institutions and there is no guarantee the student will be placed close to home. Hours for clinical training are arranged with the clinical site (days and times will vary depending on the site). No arrangements for part time status are available.
Applicants will be required to complete a background check, physical, and provide proof of immunizations during the admissions process.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mt. San Antonio College. Technologist certified and registered by ARRT in the appropriate disciplines will be eligible to sit for the ARRT Computed Tomography certification examination.

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

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    • Radiologic Technologists

      Radiologic Technologists

      SOC Career Code: 29-2034.00

      Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

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      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
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      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
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      Annual Job Openings
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  • Computed Tomography

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate E0397
    The Computed Tomography (CT) program at Mt. SAC is a two semester certificate program open to Technologists who possess a valid California Certified Radiologic Technologist (CRT) license and are certified and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in one of the following supporting disciplines: Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (or NMTCB), or Radiation Therapy. The program provides a complete educational experience for registered Radiologic Technologists (RT’s) who wish to expand their skills into the study in the theory and practice of CT. Students will have the opportunity to learn and develop competence in patient care, communication skills, critical thinking, and technical skills that will prepare the student to become a competent entry level CT Technologist.
    The program curriculum is designed to meet the CT educational and clinical training requirements set forth by the ARRT. The educational standards established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) are also incorporated into the curriculum. Educational activities include lecture, discussions, group activities, and hands-on clinical training at a clinical site.
    The program includes:

    • ARRT clinical experience requirements and content specifications

    • ARRT 16 hour structured education requirement

    • Course work in cross sectional anatomy, pathology, patient care and safety, CT procedures, equipment, image evaluation, instrumentation, technique, physics, quality assurance, and quality control.

    Clinical training will be conducted at affiliated healthcare institutions and there is no guarantee the student will be placed close to home. Hours for clinical training are arranged with the clinical site (days and times will vary depending on the site). No arrangements for part time status are available.
    Applicants will be required to complete a background check, physical, and provide proof of immunizations during the admissions process.
    Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion from Mt. San Antonio College. Technologist certified and registered by ARRT in the appropriate disciplines will be eligible to sit for the ARRT Computed Tomography certification examination.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    RAD 7AComputed Tomography Clinical Experience 7A2
    RAD 7BComputed Tomography Clinical Experience 7B7
    RAD 70Computed Tomography Sectional Anatomy and Pathology2
    RAD 71Computed Tomography Procedures and Patient Care3
    RAD 72Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation3
    Total Units17

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Radiologic Technology, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S1206

    The Radiologic Technology program, which is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), is designed to prepare students to function as certified radiologic technologists. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the diagnostic uses of x-ray, as well as the technical skills to use x-ray equipment in both laboratory and clinical settings. The courses are developed to enable students to operate x-ray equipment, assist in the diagnosis of disease, and to observe proper medical ethics. Students will learn the nature of radiation, the principles of electricity, the structure of x-ray machines, and the operation of a clinical x-ray department.

    To remain in the program, students must maintain a grade of “C” or better in all courses.

    Upon completion of the Associate in Sciences degree in Radiologic Technology, graduates are eligible to apply for the registry examination through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists and the California Certification of Radiologic Technology. This is a licensed profession, and a valid Social Security number is required to obtain state certification and national licensure.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    RAD 1AClinical Experience 1A4.5
    RAD 1BClinical Experience 1B2.5
    RAD 2AClinical Experience 2A4.5
    RAD 2BClinical Experience 2B2.5
    RAD 3AClinical Experience 3A7
    RAD 3BClinical Experience 3B2.5
    RAD 3CClinical Experience 3C7
    RAD 4Clinical Experience 44
    RAD 30Radiographic Pathology1.5
    RAD 31Fluoroscopy and Radiobiology4
    RAD 32Digital Imaging in Radiology2
    RAD 50Introduction to Radiologic Science and Health Care3
    RAD 61ATheory of Radiologic Technology4
    RAD 61BRadiographic Procedures I3
    RAD 61CRadiographic Procedures I Laboratory1.5
    RAD 62ATheory of Radiologic Technology4
    RAD 62BRadiographic Procedures II3
    RAD 62CRadiographic Procedures II Laboratory1.5
    RAD 63Theory of Radiologic Technology1
    RAD 64Theory of Radiologic Technology4
    RAD 91Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences3
    Total Units70

    Radiologic Technology Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence with Mammography Certificate 
    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence Pre Requisites Only 

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