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Computed Tomography Advanced Technical Certificate

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Overview

Application Deadlines

The application period for the Spring 2017 Computed Tomography Cohort Admission is now open through 5pm Monday, October 31, 2016. Apply

Program Description

Computed Tomography is an advanced radiographic imaging modality that utilizes highly collimated fan- shaped x-ray beam and array of radiation detectors to produce cross-sectional images of human body structures and organs needed by physicians for diagnostic purposes. Computed tomographic images can be reconstructed in various anatomical orientations to demonstrate image details that allow for better visualization of pathology, diagnostic analysis, and radiologic interpretations.

Lone Star College – Montgomery Computed Tomography Certificate program curriculum consists of 5 courses totaling 16 credit hours, which are offered in one semester. The didactic education courses (8 credit hours) are offered at the Montgomery campus in the evenings, while the clinical education courses (8 credit hours) are provided at affiliated clinical sites. The curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge in computed tomography physics, equipment operation and methodology, cross-sectional anatomy, patient care, and also develop CT imaging skills, which give Medical Radiologic Technology (MRT) graduates an employment edge and increased career mobility. 

The Computed Tomography Certificate program is housed with the current AAS degree program in Medical Radiologic Technology at the Division of Natural Sciences and Health Profession (NASH), in Building B.

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Program Admission Criteria

This is an application based program. Students interested in applying to the Computed Tomography Program should read the latest Computed Tomography program requirements.

Program Applications

The application period for the Spring 2017 Computed Tomography Cohort Admission is now open through 5pm Monday, October 31, 2016.

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Contact

Please contact Dr. Francis Ozor at Francis.C.Ozor@LoneStar.edu or call 936.273.7412 for more information.

Prerequisites

Applying students require an AAS degree, ARRT Certification, and admission into the CT Certificate Program.

First Year

First Semester Courses 16 Credits
CTMT 2336 Computed Tomography Equipment and Methodology 3
RADR 2240 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 2
CTMT 1391 Special Topics in Computed Tomography Technology/Technician (Registry Preparation Seminar) 3
CTMT 2460 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 4
CTMT 2461 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 4
Computed Tomography Advanced Technical Certificate Program Total 16 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $53,2101

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Radiologic Technologist2
  • MRI Technician2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2014
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.