CT is a sophisticated diagnostic imaging modality that captures cross sectional images of the patient. CT may evaluate many types of disease processes and injuries. CT is also used to help plan radiation therapy treatments and guide biopsies.
The CT technologist is an integral member of the healthcare team who is proficient in performing cross sectional images using sophisticated diagnostic x-ray equipment. This health care professional works closely with patients, fellow technologists, radiologists, and many other members of the health care team. The CT technologist can be employed in a number of health care settings that include trauma centers, hospitals, clinics, urgent care centers, or can be employed as a traveling technologist.
About the CT Certificate
East Tennessee State University offers a Computed Tomography Certificate
program through the Office of Professional Development. The program mission is to provide registered technologists with the opportunity for professional and personal advancement in the imaging science profession.
Click here for the application.
Admission to the program is limited to:
Applicants must submit the following items to the ETSU Office of Professional Development by June 1st to be considered for admission to the program:
Registration and Fees
The program registration fee of $1,800, which includes the $75 application fee, is due to the Office of Professional Development by August 15th and is non-refundable. A payment plan may be established with the Office of Professional Development. Since this is a certificate program, there is no out-of-state tuition. Additional expenses include textbooks, uniforms, immunizations, malpractice insurance, and background check.
Upon acceptance into the CT program, the student will receive a letter from the CT program coordinator that includes a list of required textbooks and forms that must be completed prior to the start of the program.
The following requirements must be met prior to starting the program of study:
Persons with disabilities who require special assistance or seating are requested to call ETSU's Office of Professional Development at (423) 439-8084 for details. Persons who require sign language interpreters should contact the Office of Professional Development seven days prior to the event in order to solicit qualified interpreters.
Program of Study
Fall Semester (August to December for 16 weeks)
|CT 4000||Imaging Procedures||4 credits|
|CT 4010||Principles of CT Imaging||4 credits|
|CT 4020||Clinical Education||2 credits|
|10 non-credit hours|
The program runs during the fall semester of each year for 16 weeks beginning in August and ending in December and prepares students with didactic courses and hospital-based clinical experiences. CT didactic courses are taught entirely online. The clinical education course includes completion of the ARRT documentation requirements, a minimum of 192 clinical hours (12 hours per week), exam competencies, and performance evaluations in one of ETSU's recognized clinical sites while supervised by a qualified registered technologist.
Currently the program has clinical affiliates in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, and Georgia. Additional sites are added as needed.
To add a clinical site for this program, the applicant will request approval of a radiology administrator to complete clinical hours at their hospital/facility and send the following information to the program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate an affiliation agreement:
The program coordinator will then initiate an affiliation agreement.
The program cannot guarantee that a new clinical site can be added for all prospective students.
Upon successfully finishing the program, the graduate will receive a transcript and certificate of completion from the ETSU Office of Professional Development. The graduate will complete and document the ARRT clinical experience requirements to be considered a candidate for the ARRT post-primary exam in CT.
For information related to the application, admission materials, or loans, please contact:
East Tennessee State University
Office of Professional Development
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-8084 or 1-800-222-3878
Fax: (423) 439-8267
Contact for other questions:
Shirley Cherry, M.B.A., R.T.(R)
Program Director, Imaging Sciences
East Tennessee State University
1000 Jason Witten Way
Elizabethton, TN 37643