Computed Tomography

Computed Tomography

Tomography_000017156883_Medium (1)This 16-week course is designed to educate technologists in the post-primary practice of computed tomography. Core topics include but are not limited to, computed tomography procedures and equipment operation, patient care (education, preparation, orientation and positioning), patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters, and image processing and display. Students will perform computed tomography examinations and duties at various clinical sites under the supervision of computed tomography technologists. This class includes 128 didactic hours and 338 clinical hours (at a clinical site near you), for a total of 466 hours.

Approved by the ASRT for 18.5 Continuing Education Credits:
Computed Tomography 15 Category A CE’s
Topic 8 Neurologic Pathology 3.5 Category A CE’s

Upon completion, students may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist post-primary in Computed Tomography.

SPCC Previously Approved Clinical Sites You can choose your own clinical site with submission of a completed Clinical Affiliation Agreement

Pre-requisite: Individuals entering this course must be a registered radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist. Students must present proof of current ARRT certification.

Cost: $199.40 (plus cost of radiation badge (if you don’t have one), books, medical document manager, background check & drug screen)

To enroll in Computed Tomography

  1. Enroll with Certified Background (now known as Castle Branch) Upload all required documentation there.
  2. Take the Student Medical Form to your physical exam. Once completed, upload to your Castle Branch account.
  3. Choose your clinical site. A link of approved clinical sites can be found at: SPCC Previously Approved Clinical Sites. If you wish to do your clinical at a site that is not listed, print a copy of the Clinical Affiliate Contract. Get the clinical site to sign this form and email it to kcoggins@spcc.edu. The required signatures will be obtained from SPCC and a finalized contract will be sent to the clinical site.
  4. Once all documentation is approved by Castle Branch, complete the registration form and email to kcoggins@spcc.edu
  5. Once you are registered, an email will be sent to you with the phone number to call to make payment.

If you are completing your clinical hours with Novant you must visit their website (https://www.novanthealth.org/careers/student-programs/clinical-students.aspx) and fill out the required forms a month in advance to beginning clinicals. After you have filled them out, email them to Kathy, kcoggins@spcc.edu

Must have:

Email kcoggins@spcc.edu or Fax 704-290-5220 clinical agreement to Kathy Coggins.  All medical records required must be submitted through Certified Background.
DO NOT MAIL documentation or payment. Payment is accepted by phone or in person only.

Upcoming Classes: *Paperwork must be turned in a week before the start date*

Begin DateEnd Date
June 6, 2017September 26, 2017
July 5, 2017October 25, 2017
August 1, 2017November 21, 2017
September 5, 2017December 26, 2017

To learn more, contact:
Mez Chen , 704-765-8722

To learn more, contact:
Kathy Coggins, 704-993-2402