Computed Tomography Certificate
Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042
The Computed Tomography (CT) certificate prepares radiographers to work in medical facilities as CT Technologist. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the national CT certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
This is a limited enrollment program and didactic courses are only offered online. Students are required to meet the screening requirements in effect at the time of screening. Students who screen and are accepted into a limited enrollment program will be required to complete the curriculum that is in place at the time of entrance into the program. If students who screen are not granted admission, they must rescreen and satisfy all screening and curriculum requirements in place for a future program to start.
The mission of the College of Lake County Computed Tomography Program is to cultivate exceptional Computed Tomography Technologists through equitable high-quality instruction in didactic and clinical settings. The Computed Tomography Program advocates independent, professional and ethical judgment, cultural and technical competence, advanced quality care, and continuous education to the diverse communities it serves.
The College of Lake County Computed Tomography Program’s Vision is committed to providing a holistic education designed to meet the needs of community stakeholders. In addition, the Computed Tomography Program upholds the Values of the College of Lake County… Purpose, Integrity, Excellence, Inclusion, Unity and Compassion.
A. Students must have submitted the following documents to the Welcome and One-Stop Center:
Student Information Form.
CT Request for Screening Form
Copy of current certification of your imaging field
A professional resume documenting years of experience in a related imaging field (must include employer, job responsibilities, and dates employed)
B. Meet minimum technical performance standards as defined for the profession.
Please note that CT is an advanced certificate and is open only to applicants who are registered in radiography, radiation therapy, or in nuclear medicine technology by the American Registry of Radiology Technology (ARRT) or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB). In addition, students must maintain registration in their discipline to be eligible for certification in Computed Tomography.
The deadline is the first Wednesday in March of even years. If space is available in the program after the initial screening deadline, qualified students will be accepted in an order based on academic qualifications. All required materials must be submitted to the Records Office by the screening deadline.
The number of students that can be admitted to any clinical education course is limited for any given session. Therefore, a screening procedure is used to select the academically best qualified from those who request consideration.
Preference is given to residents of CLC’s district, or a community college district which does not offer a Medical Imaging program and is a member of the CAREER consortium. Students who live outside of CLC’s district but are eligible for in-district tuition because they are employed by a district employer are NOT considered residents of the district for purposes of selection into the program.
Students who are selected for the program are required to undergo a background check and a urine drug screen. The results of the background check and drug screen may result in the student losing his/her seat in the program. The costs are borne by the student.
Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in each Medical Imaging course to continue in and graduate from the CT program. Note: The lecture portion of the courses is taught online.
Recommended Plan of Study
Fall Semester (Even Years)
CT Physics, Instrumentation, and Procedures
CT Sectional Anatomy and Pathology I
CT Practicum I
CT Physics, Instrumentation, and Procedures II
CT Sectional Anatomy and Pathology II
CT Practicum II+
Total Hours for Certificate
+ The Practicum has been designed to be flexible and accommodate a variety of schedules. Actual clinic days and hours will be determined by the student and the instructor.
For more information on recommended courses or program-specific advising, contact faculty member Dr. Lynn Wiechert at email@example.com, Christina Lozano at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Biological and Health Sciences division.