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College of Applied and Technical Studies

Computed Tomography

Course Delivery
100% online
Total Credits
18
Approximate Tuition Cost
$6,900
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Apply continuing education credits deemed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

Computed Tomography Undergraduate Certificate Program Overview

The Computed Tomography undergraduate certificate provides coursework in anatomy, patient management, procedures, and image production. Students observe computed tomography procedures, perform procedures under the direct supervision of registered technologists and complete required clinical competencies toward the national certification exam for computed tomography or to be applied toward continuing education requirements as deemed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Computed technology (CT) scans are ordered on trauma, cancer, and non-trauma patients and are often the first diagnostic imaging exam ordered on patients. A computed technologist works in hospitals or outpatient healthcare facilities using a CT scanner with an x-ray unit that rotates to image anatomy in the body as slices. The images are assembled and reconstructed digitally to create a series of diagnostic images that physicians use to interpret for a patient diagnosis.

The Computed Technology certificate offers a seamless transfer pathway into the Bachelor of Radiologic Imaging Sciences Technology (B.R.I.T.) degree. Students are able to complete the certificate, sit for the national certification exam, begin working in the profession and then enroll in the B.R.I.T. degree and complete the remaining requirements to earn the bachelor’s degree.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge to the practice of computed tomography.
  • Effectively utilize critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in the practice of computed tomography.
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written form with patients, customers, and all members of the health care team.
  • Successfully perform computed tomography procedures and attain results of high diagnostic value, while providing patient care.
  • Exhibit personal and professional attributes and values relevant to the practice of computed tomography.

This program is designed to be completed in 30 weeks.


Program Structure

  • 18 minimum total credits
  • 9 courses, 2 credit hours each

Students are encouraged to register for the following courses during the summer term: RIS 44068 Computed Tomography Techniques is a review course for the national certification exam. RIS 44069 Computed Tomography Clinical Education III allows students to gain added experience in MRI and to complete required clinical competencies for the ARRT exam. These courses not required to graduate with the certificate.


Professional Licensure Disclosure

This program is designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure or certification and contact information for state licensing boards at Kent State’s website for professional licensure disclosure.

Computed Tomography Undergraduate Certificate Admissions Requirements

Admission to this program is selective. Applicants must have graduated from a program in radiologic technology, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy, and be a registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologist, diagnostic medical sonographer, nuclear medicine technologist, or radiation therapist. Applicants must have a minimum 2.50 overall GPA prior to program entry.

The program begins in the fall with an application deadline of July 1 each year.

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Important Dates

Jan
16
Classes Begin
Spring Semester
May
13
Classes Begin
Summer Semester
Aug
19
Classes Begin
Fall Semester

Computed Tomography Undergraduate Certificate Courses

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Computed Tomography Undergraduate Certificate Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 2-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost

$381.90

Upper Division Courses

$1,145.70

$6,900 part-time1

$4,200 full-time 2

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 2-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost

$391.90

Upper Division Courses

$1,175.70

$7,100 part-time3

$4,400 full-time4

1The $381.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate for UPPER division courses applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester. This certificate consists of all upper division courses.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $4,201.50 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. This certificate consists of all upper division courses. This full-time cost is based on a student completing the certificate in one semester.

3The $391.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate for UPPER division courses applies to part-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester, PLUS a $10 per-credit-hour surcharge. This certificate consists of all upper division courses.

4The flat-rate semester fee of $4,201.50 for UPPER division courses applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester, PLUS a $10 per credit hour surcharge for actual credits taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). This certificate consists of all upper division courses. This full-time cost is based on a student completing the certificate in one semester.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs, please contact Kent State’s Financial, Billing & Enrollment Center at 330-672-6000 or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

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