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Computed Tomography (Advanced Certificate)

Program Overview

If you would like to combine working in healthcare and working with computers, a career in Computed Tomography (CT) may be for you. Computed Tomography is a rapidly growing advanced imaging technology that creates cross-sectional and three-dimensional images of the body using radiation and computers.

By completing the Certificate in Computed Tomography at NECC, you will study normal cross- sectional anatomy and learn how common pathologies appear on CT images. You will gain an understanding of the physical principles of CT and how the CT equipment functions as well as radiation protection and safety measures specific to CT. You will also learn the special requirements needed for caring for patients in today’s CT departments.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue many career paths, and can work as entry-level CT technologists in hospitals and outpatient imaging centers. There is an ongoing need for technologists who have CT training and experience. Job prospects are very good and are expected to continue to grow.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admissions policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet or other state-approved equivalency credential, you are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.

Admission Requirements

This program is designed for technologists with no CT experience who want to learn how to perform CT, and for those experienced CT technologists who would like assistance in preparing to take the national certification exam in CT, offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), through a formal program of study.

Applicants must be graduates of an accredited imaging program and hold a current ARRT certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy or current certification with the Nuclear Medicine Technology Board (NMTCB).

Some programs, including this one, have additional admission requirements. Please see Courses and Requirements for more information.

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