Oct 20, 2018  
2018-19 Academic Catalog 
2018-19 Academic Catalog

Diagnostic Computed Tomography - DCT.AC

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The Computed Tomography (CT) program is a post-associate advanced certificate program that is designed for registered radiologic technologists (ARRT), radiation therapists (ARRT), and nuclear medicine technologists (ARRT or NMTCB). This program offers the didactic and clinical experience that will provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to become an entry-level computed tomography technologist. The curriculum is based on the recommended American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT) computed tomography guidelines. This program is a two semester online program with two clinical sessions.  This certificate program will include all of the content category requirements within the ARRT Computed Tomography examination for patient care and safety, imaging procedures, physics and instrumentation.

The mission of the program is to provide both clinical and didactic training so that a student may develop academically, clinically, and professionally into a competent, entry level computed tomography technologist.

This program is not financial-aid eligible.

Upon the successful completion of the requirements for this program, an Advanced Certificate in Computed Tomography from STCC will be awarded. 


Program Goals

  1. To provide a compressive computed tomography curriculum that prepares students to be academically competent for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Computed Tomography examination.
  2. To graduate computed tomography students who demonstrate exam competencies as defined by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  3. To graduate computed tomography students who work as team members, showing initiative and responsibility while integrating legal and ethical principles into job responsibilities.
  4. To graduate computed tomography students who demonstrate expertise in the application of CT principles, instrumentation, and select appropriate protocols based on patient diagnosis.
  5. To graduate computed tomography students who are capable of thinking critically and solving problems within their scope of practice.

(DCT.AC) Curriculum

Total: 6 credits

Total: 7 credits

Total (DCT.AC) Curriculum Program Credits: 13

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Sheryl Fullen Program Chair 20/302F


Meaghan Piretti Clinical Coordinator/Instructor 20/337 413-755-4052 mnpiretti@stcc.edu


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