Darton State College Catalog 2013 - 2014 - page 315

Health Science Division
The Computed Tomography Certificate is a two semester, six course curriculum designed
to provide Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Radiation
Therapy Technologists the opportunity to develop clinical skills as well as critical thinking
skills needed to be eligible to take the ARRT post-primary certification test. This program is
designed to prepare the technologist to enter the workforce as an entry-level CT
The clinical component consists of two semesters with direct supervision at an approved
clinical site by Darton State College. The CT program will provide at least 500+ contact
hours at these approved clinical sites. Technologist will be required to perform CT exams
including head, neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremity as well as angiography.
The didactic portion of the CT program consists of four courses that will be instructed as
online courses. The curriculum includes topics such as: contrast agents, patient
assessment, patient preparation, data processing, image reconstruction, image quality, and
cross sectional anatomy.
Admission Requirements:
1. Admission to Darton State College
2. Completion of a CTCP application (which is available in the Health Sciences
Division office or online at
3. Student must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 or greater in all previous
college course work.
4. Student must be a graduate from an accredited program and has passed the
ARRT certification exam or will take the exam within 2 weeks of starting the
program. (Programs include: Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine
(ARRT/NMTCB), Radiation Therapy (ARRT)
5. A copy of the technologist’s registry card must be sent to the Program Director
before a student will be accepted to the Computed Tomography Certificate
6. Students must possess an unrestricted license by the State of which he/she will
be attending clinicals.
7. Submit copy of current CPR for Healthcare Provider.
Computed Tomography Program Requirements
1. Student must earn a “C” or better in all courses related to the Computed
Tomography Certificate Program.
2. Student is required to have an acceptable background check.
3. Student must maintain current CPR certification for the duration of the program.
4. Students must abide by the policies and procedures of the Computed
Tomography program as described in the program Handbook.
5. The Computed Tomography Program reserves the right to discontinue, at any
time, the enrollment of a Computed Tomography student if, in the judgement, of
the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Computed Tomography Faculty,
the student does not appear to have the necessary qualifications for a career as
a Computed Tomography Technologist. Refer to the Program Handbook for
further details.
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