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Computerized Axial Tomography

Computerized Axial Tomography - Certificate

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Grand Strand


(843) 347-3186

Computerized Axial Tomography

The College is no longer accepting students into the Computerized Axial Tomography program, students interested in the program should contact the Department Chair for options. 

This advanced certificate program will provide trained and knowledgeable, entry-level CT technologists to meet the needs of the medical community. Students currently certified in Radiologic Technology will have the opportunity to advance their education in a post-secondary modality. 

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
Applicants will be accepted into the Computerized Axial Tomography program upon completion of application form and proof of successful completion of an accredited radiologic program or current credentials from JRCERT and ARRT certification.

  • Criminal Background Check 30 days prior to clinical.
  • Urine Drug Screening 30 days prior to clinical.
  • Proof of CPR certification for Health Care Providers prior to admission and during program.
  • For students seeking transfer credits from other institutions, contact the Program Director.

Course Sequence and Progression Requirements
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher as well as a minimum grade of "C" or better is required for all RAD-prefixed courses for program completion. Grades below "C" are considered course failures. Any student who fails to meet the requirements for progression will be dropped from the Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) program and must apply for re-acceptance. 

Students must pass a criminal background check and urine drug screening 30 days prior to starting clinical each semester.

Hospitals are the primary employers for computerized axial tomography, although there are opportunities in private physician's offices and medical laboratories. A certification as a computerized axial tomographer can also open up new career options for current members of the imaging specialists.

  • Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
  • Georgetown Hospital System
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center
  • Carolinas Hospital System - Marion
  • Waccamaw Community Hospital
  • Conway Medical Center
  • Loris Community Hospital
  • Brunswick Community Hospital 

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources. 

Applicants to the Computerized Axial Tomography program should be aware a current, unrestricted license or certification may be required to practice in the state in which you intend to reside/practice. Each state is unique in its licensure requirements. Students are encouraged to reach out to the program chair for more information and assistance with understanding professional licensure.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Douglas Gleasman - (843) 839-1149

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
AHS 206 Cross-sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 2
RAD 103 Introduction to Computed Tomography 2
RAD 120 Principles of Computed Tomography 3
RAD 135 Computed Tomography Body & Musculoskeletal Protocols 2
RAD 140 Computed Tomography Clinical Applications I 6
RAD 145 Computed Tomography Physics & Instrumentation 3
  TOTAL 18

Total Credit Hours