The Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in Computed Tomography (CT) is a one-semester designed to allow imaging professionals to gain the knowledge and proficiency in Computed Tomography in order to be eligible to sit for the ARRT post-primary certification examination. It also offers qualified imaging professionals the opportunity to advance their career in the field of Computed Tomography.
To be eligible for the program, candidates must have earned an Associates in Science or an Associates in Applied Science and be currently certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) in the fields of Radiography (Radiologic Technology), Radiation Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine.
The program consists of two didactic (classroom) courses held in the evening on the FSW Thomas Edison Campus in Fort Myers, and one clinical education course held at various hospitals and imaging centers in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties.
Students will be assigned to clinical education site(s) for two, 8-hour rotations per week. This clinical education will provide an opportunity for hands-on application of the concepts learned in the classroom. This would include, but not limited to: an orientation to the clinical aspects of CT, demonstration of the instrumentation and use of equipment, proper patient care skills, introduction to radiation safety, and participation, under direct supervision, in actual CT procedures.
The number of seats in this program is determined by the number of available clinical sites. Eligible Registered Technologists will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.