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Computed Tomography Certificate Program

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Computed Tomography Certificate Program in Radiologic Sciences

Purpose

Radiological clinical services are changing in the United States. Many traditional radiography exams, specifically x-ray exams, are being replaced by or supplemented with Computed Tomography (CT) studies. There is a growing need for entry-level radiographers to be competent in CT upon entering the workforce and for current radiography-registered technologists to obtain CT certification and registration.

The MSU Computed Tomography Certificate Program provides radiology students and professionals an opportunity to further their radiologic science career with a specialty in computed tomography. This program consists of online didactic courses and clinical experience requirements obtained by student arrangement. Upon completion of the Computed Tomography Certificate Program, technologists will have received the coursework and will have independently obtained the clinical experience requirements needed to qualify for and take the post-primary American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT®) Computed Tomography (CT) Examination.

Note: Students will be required to make their own clinical arrangements to fulfill the ARRT clinical experience requirements.

Pathways

The CT Certificate Program is designed to meet the growing need for CT-competent technologists in radiology. This program provides several pathways to meet the specific requirements of the individual radiology student or professional. All CT program courses are delivered entirely online with no on-campus requirements.*

  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology (BSRT) with Dual Modality

Following the completion of the MSU BSRT entry-level program, this pathway provides an opportunity for dual national certification (radiography and CT). After successfully passing the radiography registry through the American Registry of Radiology Technologists (ARRT), the students will then complete one additional semester of post-baccalaureate CT work that will prepare them to sit for the ARRT CT Examination.

  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences (BSRS) completion program with CT Certificate

This pathway is for students in the BSRS program who are registered technologists in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy. The student will graduate with a BSRS degree and a CT Certificate. Upon completion, the technologist will be prepared to sit for the ARRT CT Examination.

  • Non-degree seeking CT Certificate

This pathway is for registered technologists in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy who are not seeking the BSRS degree. Completing the certificate will prepare the technologist to sit for the ARRT CT Examination.


*The CT program courses are fully online providing flexibility in schedules and geographical locations. Students will be required to make their own arrangements to fulfill the ARRT clinical experience requirements providing each student with an opportunity to achieve these clinical experience requirements in the hospital or clinic where they are employed.

 

Note: If you residing in a state other than Texas some state regulations may prohibit you from taking courses from Midwestern State University. Please contact courtney.snyder@mwsu.edu for verification that your state will allow you to take Texas courses. Failure to follow this procedure could prevent students from continuing to take courses and/or graduating from the Radiologic Sciences programs.