Computed Tomography (CT) Technologists are advanced certified imaging technologists who are highly skilled professionals that use specialized equipment to produce cross sectional images that aid radiologists in diagnosing disease and disorders. CT technologists must be knowledgeable of anatomy, physiology, patient care, communication skills, physics, equipment operation, procedure protocol, radiation protection and patient safety.
The Computed Tomography program at Casper College spans approximately ten months of both academic and clinical education, at the completion of which the student is awarded a Certificate in Computed Tomography. The program will prepare technologists to take the advanced credentialing ARRT postprimary exam in CT.
The ten month Computed Tomography Certificate Program is designed to provide advanced technical skills to registered Radiologic Technologist (radiographer or radiation therapist): Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist (ARRT or NMTCB); or those registry eligible. The program provides the advanced competency requirements needed to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam in Computed Tomography (CT).
Technologists can select to apply for the entire certificate program which includes clinical education or they can take individual on-line didactic courses only. If you select taking only on-line non-clinical courses you do not need to apply to the program but must meet the educational and certification requirements listed in this guide. All courses will count toward the ARRT required Continuing Education Units (CEU) to maintain certification.
This certificate program consists of hybrid (web-based) didactic courses as well as clinical education for the student. The program is designed to accommodate working technologists and allows them to continue in their full time working positions while completing the course work. On campus lectures and testing will be held one weekend per month during the fall and spring semesters. The clinical component is designed to complete competency exams required to sit the ARRT CT post-primary certification exam.
The program begins in July and continues through the following May with breaks according to the college calendar. Please review the checklist for admissions to the program enclosed in this packet for more information on the application process.
We are fortunate to have excellent clinical settings in Casper, Gillette, Sheridan, Douglas, Rawlins, and Lander for students to gain hands on experience. Students can select locations in Casper or in one of the outside communities to complete the clinical portion of their radiography education. You may also apply to complete your clinical education at another location not listed above. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the required clinical objectives.
Please review the information in the CT Program Admissions Guide through the link on this site. It will outline the necessary pre-requisites and application process for program eligibility. If there is anything I might do to provide you more information or to answer any questions, please feel free to call me. We also extend an invitation for you to visit our campus. If you would like a tour, call the Admissions office at 1-800-442-2963 or 1-307-268-2491, and they will be happy to make arrangements. If you have the opportunity to visit our campus, please come by and see me.