Computed Tomography
Howard College offers an Advanced Technical Certificate in Computed Tomography (CT) to radiologic technologists who wish to gain a secondary certification in CT through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This program provides students with the academic and technical skills necessary to completely perform a wide variety of radiologic procedures in the advanced modality of computed tomography.

San Angelo - Computed Tomography (CT) Program

All admission requirements must be completed by July 1. A new class begins every Fall semester.

**Applicants to this Advanced Technical Certificate program in Computed Tomography must be a Registered Technologist through the ARRT and must hold a Medical Radiologic Technologist license through the Texas Medical Board.

Howard College offers an Advanced Technical Certificate in Computed Tomography (CT) to radiologic technologists who wish to gain a secondary certification in CT through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This program provides students with the academic and technical skills necessary to completely perform a wide variety of radiologic procedures in the advanced modality of computed tomography.  Graduates will be able to produce diagnostic quality computed tomography images of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems.  Upon successful completion of the program, students who wish to gain a secondary certification in computed tomography may apply to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) to take the secondary certification exam. Individuals who pass this examination may be awarded the certification credential.

Howard College offers an Advanced Technical Certificate in Computed Tomography (CT) to radiologic technologists who wish to gain a secondary certification in CT through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). This program provides students with the academic and technical skills necessary to completely perform a wide variety of radiologic procedures in the advanced modality of computed tomography.  Graduates will be able to produce diagnostic quality computed tomography images of the human body for use in diagnosing medical problems.  This program provides the structured education necessary as required by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) to gain the advanced certification of registered technologist in CT. Upon successful completion of the program, students who wish to gain a secondary certification in computed tomography may apply to the AART to take the secondary certification exam.

In keeping with the mission and goals of Howard College, the Computed Tomography Advanced Certificate Program is dedicated to providing the education of students in specialized radiography equipment to produce diagnostic sectional images of the human anatomy.  The program will provide learning opportunities that are innovative and educationally sound.  We are committed to personal development of each student in the Computed Tomography field so that he or she will have the entry level skills needed to provide quality procedures, excellent patient care, and the knowledge needed to successfully pass the national ARRT registry and serve the community as a competent Computed Tomography staff technologist.

All admission requirements must be completed by July 1. A new class begins every Fall semester.

Pre-application Requirements (Before July 1):

  1. Must be a registered technologist in radiologic technology through the ARRT
  2. Must be licensed as a Medical Radiologic Technologist through the Texas Medical Board (TMB)
  3. Must take and pass the approved Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers class.
  4. Complete and pass a Criminal Background Check

Application Requirements Due by July 1.

Submit the Health Professions Application for the desired program to the Health Professions Division along with an official transcript from each college /university attended including Howard College.   This must be turned in between May 1st and July 1st.

  • Provide proof of immunizations – provide copies, you keep the originals for your records.  Immunizations required:  Hepatitis B (3 doses OR a positive titer; must have received the first 2 doses of the series by July 1 deadline, MMR (2 doses OR a positive titer, Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis – one dose within the last 10 years).  Varicella (2 doses OR a positive titer)

Process of Selection Depends on availability of clinical education space and the following:

  1. Grades from previous Radiography program courses may be considered

Prior to the start of the Fall Semester, selected students must do the following when instructed to do so by the program chair:

  1. Pass a ten-panel drug test (30 days prior to beginning clinical rotations).
  2. Show proof of health insurance
  3. Provide documentation of having taken the flu vaccine and completed a TB skin test.

Travel for Clinical Practicum

During the course of the program, students will have clinical assignments requiring travel to and from the affiliated clinical facilities.

Evening, Weekend, and Staggered Hours for Clinical Practicum

During the course the program, students will have a clinical schedule that requires the student to be in the clinical setting during the daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours. 

Transfer of Credit

Transfer of CT credit from other programs will be evaluated on an individual basis. 

Online Computed Tomography Courses

During the course of the program, all courses are provided online except for clinical and practicum courses.

Computed Tomography Advanced Technical Certificate Program Expenses in Addition to Tuition and Fees

These expenses in addition to tuition and fees are approximate only and are subject to change.

Tuition and Fees for each semester can be found in the Howard College Catalog.

Fees Associated with Admission:

  • Immunizations – Variable
  • Background Check – Variable

In addition to tuition/fees assessed by the college, the following approximate additional fees are the responsibility of the student and are subject to change:

  • Basic Life Support Class for Health Care Providers (CPR) – $56
  • Physical Exam – Variable depending on health insurance
  • 10-Panel Drug Test through Castle Branch – Variable
  • Health Insurance – Variable
  • TB Test (PPD) – Variable depending on health insurance
  • Flu Shot – Variable
  • Clinical Travel Expenses – Variable

Uniforms:

  • Scrubs – red top / black pants – $60 each set (each student will need at least 2 sets of scrubs) (variable)
  • Lab coats are optional – $40 (variable)

Textbooks: (prices are variable)

  • Fall Semester I – $200
  • Spring Semester – No Additional

Licensing Expenses during Final Semester:

  • ARRT Secondary Registry Application Fee – $200

For questions or additional information regarding this program, please contact:

Courtney Tuxhorn, R.T.(R), (CT), ARRT
 Clinical Coordinator/Instructor – Radiologic Technology
 (325) 481-8300, ext. 3421
ctuxhorn@howardcollege.edu

Julie Book, MSRS, R.T. (R), (M), ARRT
Program Chair – Radiologic Technology
(325) 481-8300, ext. 3433
jbook@howardcollege.edu

Debbie Sartain
Health Professions Assistant
(325) 481-8300, ext. 3435
dsartain@howardcollege.edu