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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist

Academic Program Code: 385

Computed Tomography Technologists are highly skilled professionals trained to operate CT equipment, which produces cross-sectional images of patients’ bones, organs, and tissue that are used to diagnose medical conditions in medical facilities and outpatient centers under the direct supervision of a health care provider. According to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, the field has a 9% growth outlook through 2022.

The MiRIS CT program is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice in CT but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values, and behaviors that encourage the professional growth of the individual student.

The CT program is a certificate program. Students must have graduated from an accredited program and be a registered radiographer RT(R). The program has been developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). Upon completion of the CT program, graduates will be eligible to take the ARRT-CT exam. Upon passing the CT exam, Radiologic Technologists have earned their RT(R)(CT).

Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics, and other CT provider facilities.  Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college course work delivered through an online environment.  Both are equally important to the development of the competent CT technologist.

Financial Aid

This program is eligible for Federal Financial Aid as of 2019 Winter Semester.


Students are required to follow the clinical access requirements of the program prior to and during clinical education participation. These may include but not be limited to the following:
1.  Physical examination without limitations for full clinical education participation

2.  Evidence of immunity to specified disease via laboratory titers

3.  Immunizations

4.  Negative TB test

5.  Criminal Background Checks

6.  Pre-Application status letter from the ARRT Ethics Committee

7.  Drug Screens

8.  Maintenance of Healthcare Provider level CPR

9.  Professional liability insurance coverage

Completion Requirements (Subject to Change)

1. There are 16 core program credits required for program completion.

2. A student must maintain the minimum grade requirement as indicated for each course and in accordance with the policies of the college issuing the terminal award of a degree or certificate.

Total Credit Hours


Gainful Employment Disclosure

Grand Rapids Community College has been committed to creating an educated workforce by offering occupational programs that lead to gainful employment.  We invite you to learn the job outlook for the Computed Tomography (CT) Technologist program, our completion rates, and financial cost associated with completion.