Computed Tomography (CAT Scan), Skills Certificate

This is a draft edition of the 2019-20 catalog. Go to MyTMCC for course descriptions and prerequisites in effect for the Fall registration cycle.

This program can be completed 100% online. 

The Skills Certificate, Computed Tomography (CT or Cat Scan) is a professional certificate designed for those who are registered radiologic technologists (RT) and want to continue their education after completing an associate degree (or higher) in the radiologic sciences. It is further designed to provide well trained and knowledgeable, entry-level CT technologists to meet the needs of the medical imaging community and for those students who are in search of a CT program that will prepare them to take the advanced certification examination in CT administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This program has been submitted for approval to the US Department of Education for financial aid funding. It is not eligible for financial aid at this time. However, it will be eligible for scholarship funding if the student is awarded scholarships.

Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • List and describe patient safety issues for CT scanning.
  • Identify cross-sectional anatomy and pathology to cover the entire human body.
  • Define and describe imaging techniques for the entire human body to include patient positioning, protocols, scan sequences, advanced imaging, and post processing procedures.

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirements
AMI 203Introduction to Computed Tomography Basics, Instrumentation & Safety2
AMI 216Computed Tomography Procedures I3
AMI 218Computed Tomography Physics & Instrumentation I3
AMI 226Computed Tomography Procedures II3
AMI 228Computed Tomography Physics & Instrumentation II3
AMI 236Cross-Sectional Anatomy and Pathology for Imaging Professionals3
AMI 259Seminar in Computed Tomography (Optional - Competencies may be completed through the ARRT. Talk with the program director for more information.)1
AMI 290Internship in Advanced Medical Imaging (Optional - Competencies may be completed through the ARRT. Talk with the program director for more information.)1-3
Total Units19-21
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AMI 203 Introduction to Computed Tomography Basics, Instrumentation & Safety 2
AMI 216 Computed Tomography Procedures I 3
AMI 218 Computed Tomography Physics & Instrumentation I 3
AMI 236 Cross-Sectional Anatomy and Pathology for Imaging Professionals 3
AMI 290 Internship in Advanced Medical Imaging (Optional - Competencies may be completed through the ARRT. Talk with the program director for more information.) 1
 Semester Total12
2nd semester
AMI 218 Computed Tomography Physics & Instrumentation I 3
AMI 228 Computed Tomography Physics & Instrumentation II 3
AMI 259 Seminar in Computed Tomography 1
AMI 290 Internship in Advanced Medical Imaging (Optional - Competencies may be completed through the ARRT. Talk with the program director for more information.) 1
 Semester Total8
 Total Units20