Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5461
First Term: 2016 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 18-19
CIP Code: 51.0911

Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 29-2034.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Computed Tomography program offers graduate Radiologic Technologists, Radiation Therapists, and graduate Nuclear Medicine Technologists the opportunity to complete both didactic coursework and clinical skills experience necessary to prepare to meet eligibility for the professional certification in this field. The program focuses on specific skills and knowledge necessary to become proficient in this field.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
+ DMI/DMS/ICE220 Sectional Anatomy 3

+ DMI/ICE223 Introduction to Computed Tomography (1) OR
+ NUC250 Fundamentals of Computed Tomography for Nuclear Medicine Technologist (2) 1-2

+ ICE248 Computed Tomography (CT) Multi-Planar Sectional Anatomy 2
+ ICE263 Computed Tomography Physics and Instrumentation 3
+ ICE265 Computed Tomography Procedure Protocols 3
+ ICE267 Computed Tomography Advanced Imaging Practicum 2
+ ICE273 Computed Tomography Pathology 3
+ ICE291 Computed Tomography Registry and Board Exam Preparation 1

Credits: 18-19

Program Competencies
1. Define and use reference points, planes and terminology related to medical imaging and computed tomography. (DMI/DMS/ICE220, ICE248)
2. Describe the anatomy and physiological functions of specific human body systems. (DMI/DMS/ICE220, ICE248)
3. Define and describe the CT terms pertaining to attenuation, scanning, displaying, and annotating an image. (DMI/ICE223, ICE263, ICE265, ICE291, NUC250)
4. Identify and explain scan factors and their relation to image quality. (DMI/ICE223, ICE263, ICE265, ICE291, NUC250)
5. Explain reasons for selecting types of CT detectors, patient dosages, settings, and other factors necessary for patient safety and image quality. (ICE263, ICE267, ICE291)
6. Select the correct protocols for specific structure imaging. (ICE265, ICE267, ICE291)
7. Identify correct scan parameters, contrast, and steps of the exam and post exam processing. (DMI/ICE223, ICE265, ICE267, ICE291, NUC250)
8. Describe adaptations to atypical patient situations. (ICE265, ICE267, ICE291)
9. Relate the presence of a disease state and its appearance on a computed tomography image. (ICE267, ICE273)
10. Describe the history and evolution of computed tomography including the design elements of the various generations of CT scanners. (DMI/ICE223, ICE291, NUC250)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 28, 2016

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