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Radiography: Computed Tomography Certificate (CATC-CC)

Location(s): Middlesex


CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Computed Tomography (CT) program at the Middlesex Campus of CT State Community College (CT State) is designed to prepare certified/registered imaging professionals registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology (registration with Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) is also accepted), or Radiation Therapy for immediate employment in the workplace as CT Technologists in hospitals, clinics, and medical offices. The program emphasizes that quality patient care will be provided by individuals who have received instruction based on educational and instructional guidelines consistent with the profession. 

Learning Outcomes: 

The Middlesex Campus of Connecticut State Community College CT Program is dedicated to educating and training students to become certified/registered, professional, and competent technologists in the field of CT within Radiologic Sciences. The mission statement is realized through the attainment of the following goals: 

  • Students will correctly apply positioning skills for patient CT procedures based on patient assessment. 
  • Students will select appropriate technical factors for patient CT procedures based on patient assessment. 
  • Students will practice radiation safety. 
  • Students will demonstrate professional behaviors. 
  • Students will use effective oral communication skills. 
  • Students will practice effective written communication skills.

This is a selective admission program; thus, students must be accepted into the program in order to register for program courses. A completed program application includes:

  • all college/university transcripts
  • complete immunization records
  • ARRT/NMTCB certification
  • copy of a current State of Connecticut Radiographer license (as applicable)
  • an interview

Detailed information regarding selective admisson events and deadlines is available on the CT State Selective Admissions Webpage.

According to the ARRT supporting category requirements, the supporting categories prerequisites (primary certifications) for computed tomography are radiography, nuclear medicine technology (NMTCB) and radiation therapy. Thus, the post primary certification will be computed tomography.

The Middlesex Campus of CT State CT Certificate program is a two-semester program for certified/registered Radiographers interested in a career as a CT Technologist. The program accepts and starts a new class during the fall semester each year.

Following the successful completion of all Program requirements and obligations to the college, students are awarded the Certificate in CT and are eligible to take the ARRT post-primary exam in CT. A minimum score of 75 on the national post- primary certification examination is required for CT certification.

The program adheres to CT State Student and Faculty Non-Discrimination policies in that there is no discrimination of student or faculty on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

Our graduates are allied health professionals who administer ionizing radiation for diagnostic, therapeutic or research purposes. They perform CT procedures and related techniques producing data at the request of and interpretation by a licensed independent practitioner. Employment opportunities include education, sub-specialization, sales and applications, and administration.