Advanced Modality Certificates in Medical Imaging

Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate

Program At a Glance:

Upon Completion of Program: Eligible to sit for the ARRT CT Licensing Examination
Program Length: One semester
Program Start: Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters
Class Size: 6-10
Program Coursework: Online and Clinical Internship
 

Application Timeline:

Program Start Application Window Interviews Preliminary Acceptance Castlebranch screening Official Acceptance  Orientation First Day of Program
Fall Mar Apr May June Early July Late July Mid Aug
Spring Aug Sep Oct Nov Early Dec Early Jan Mid Jan
Summer Jan Feb Mar Apr Early May Mid May Late May
 
The Computed Tomography (CT) certificate program at RRCC offers the opportunity to obtain coursework and clinical experience in computed tomography.  Fall & Spring semesters are 15 weeks and the accelerated Summer semester is 10 weeks. Instruction occurs via online coursework and through clinical internships at medical facilities.  Clinical internship shifts are held 2-3 times per week.  Basic clinical safety training is completed before students enter clinical rotation. 
 
Enrollment in each cohort is limited and competitive.  Candidates for the CT program must have completed an accredited radiography program, be ARRT certified and registered in Radiography, and in good standing with the ARRT.  The program curriculum provides the 16 hours of structured education as required by the ARRT.  Coursework includes: Patient Care, Safety, Image Production and Procedures. 
 

Application Process:

The application requirements are still being finalized at this time.  Please check back later for updated information.

Curriculum:

Course Prefix Course Title Credits
RTE 2055 Multiplanar Sectional Imaging 2
RTE 2057 Computed Tomogarphy Basics 3
RTE 2080 Internship 5
  Total Credits 10

*RTE 2055 must be completed within 4 years of the start of the program. 

Cost of Program:

Tuition, fees, books and scrubs are needed for the program.  This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. For more information on other types of financial assistance, visit our Financial Aid and Scholarships pages.  

Interview:

Candidates with the highest application scores will be selected for an interview and notified via email. The interview may consist of various activities and interview sessions. Top performing interviewees will earn a spot in the program, solely on their interview performance. Of candidates interviewed, typically 50% get offered a spot in the program. 

Physical & Health Requirements:
 

Inability to meet physical and health requirements at any time during the program may result in disruption of education, delayed completion or program dismissal. Students admitted to the program are required to have current, compliant documentation of the following items on file with the program:
  • Drug Screen
  • Background Check (see Disqualifying Criminal Offenses)
  • Physical Exam Certification (see Technical Standards)
  • MMR Vaccination
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) Vaccination
  • Hepatitis B Vaccination
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Tdap Vaccination
  • Health Insurance Card (proof of active medical insurance)
  • MRI Safety Form
  • Seasonal Flu Vaccination
  • AHA BLS Healthcare Provider Certification
  • Other physical and safety requirements as assigned by the program or clinical site (e.g. COVID-19 vaccination, etc.)

Students may be required to undergo vaccination and/or medical evaluation to be eligible to participate in the program, and these requirements are subject to change. 

Accessibility

Accessibility Services exists to ensure Red Rocks Community College’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, wherein qualified students with disabilities are provided accommodations upon request, to assist in their academic success. If you have questions about accessibility or accommodations, please contact Accessibility Services.

 

About Red Rocks Community College: We are a two-year college with two beautiful campuses located in Lakewood and Arvada. With the help of our supportive learning community of faculty and staff, we offer flexible online, weekend, self-paced, accelerated and traditional classes that transfer easily to any four-year college in Colorado. RRCC is a community college that provides degrees and certificates for new or returning students, and concurrent enrollment for high school students since 1969.