Computed Tomography

A certificate program intended for ARRT registered radiologic technologists to prepare for work within the CT modality.

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Course Length

16 Weeks

Program Objective

The certificate in Computed Tomography (CT) program is intended for ARRT registered radiologic technologists to prepare for work within an advanced modality. The online courses are designed to build upon existing skills and add the structured education requirements needed to safely and effectively perform diagnostic CT scans. The curriculum prepares the radiologic technologist for advancement through instruction in procedures, cross-sectional anatomy, radiation safety, and physics and instrumentation.

Graduates of this program receive a certificate. This program has been approved by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for meeting the structured education requirements for the Computed Tomography registry exam; however, candidates must also document completion of specific procedures and repetition of procedures to be eligible to apply to sit for this exam.

Computed Tomography Admissions Requirements & Disclosures

Admissions Requirements:

Applicants to this program must hold a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) registration as a radiologic technologist.

There is no clinical experience in this program; therefore, applicants must document current employment as a radiologic technologist. They must also document either current or past cross-training in CT, or the employer’s intention to cross train the applicant as a CT technologist.


State Enrollment Disclosures

Pima Medical Institute has determined that the Computed Tomography (CT) program does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states.  Therefore, the institution does not enroll students into the CT program who are physically located in the following states and territories: Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Vermont, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and US Virgin Islands.

State educational requirements for licensure or certification are subject to change.

See the Disclosures and Accreditations section at the bottom of this page for more information.

Career Opportunities

What Can I Do With a Certificate in Computed Tomography?
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What Can I Do With a Certificate in Computed Tomography?

Computed tomography (CT) uses ionizing radiation, a scanner and a computer to create three-dimensional images of sections of the human body. CT technologists play a vital role in guiding patients though this exam and preparing the scan results for healthcare providers.

Graduates apply their skills in a variety of environments, such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinic or diagnostic imaging center
Job Outlook
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Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of radiologic and MRI technologists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

When you’re a Pima Medical Institute student, you get access to our Career Services team—here for you when you need extra help with finding the right job opportunities, building a resume, strengthening your interview skills or just looking for general guidance.

Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

Semester I (16 weeks)

Weeks 1-8

CT 200
Cross Sectional Anatomy
CT 210
CT Procedures I

Weeks 9-16

CT 220
Image Production and Safety
CT 230
CT Procedures II

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Find out more about our enrollment process, view our How to Apply page.

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Disclosures And Accreditations

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