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Curriculum

The Post-Primary CT Certificate Program curriculum is designed for students to attend classes without interruption in semesters as listed below. Courses are all online or hybrid in format (meaning attending a Friday afternoon/Saturday/Sunday weekend of course work at the beginning and at the end of the semester with remaining course content and assignments done online). Clinical courses are only held in the fall semester and account for several different shift variations as requested, but with all meeting the total clinical hours requirement while not exceeding 10 hours per day or 40 hours per week. Clinical courses will be performed at up to 4 clinical education settings as needed to gain the correct number of clinical competencies needed for meeting minimum eligibility requirements of the ARRT Exam in Computed Tomography.

All courses must be completed with a C or better and with an overall and semester GPA of 2.5 or better. If courses are taken multiple times, the attempt with the highest grade will be counted. All courses are given in a hybrid or online format. Clinical courses must be completed within the allowable approved current Clinical Educational Settings used by the SORT’s Radiography program or a Memorandum of Understanding will be required from the clinical facility for completion of clinical requirements. See Program Director for clarification if needed.

Program of Study

Part-time Students

Total Hours: 16

Summer Semester
RADS 502: Cross Sectional A&P and Advanced Pathology for Computed Tomography 3
RADS 504: CT Patient Care, Safety and Pharmacology 3
Fall Semester
RADS 508: Computed Tomography: Equipment, Quality Control, and Specialized Imaging Protocols 4
RADS 520: Computed Tomography Clinical I 6

Full-time Students

Total Hours: 16

RADS 502: Cross Sectional A&P and Advanced Pathology for Computed Tomography 3
RADS 504: CT Patient Care, Safety and Pharmacology 3
RADS 508: Computed Tomography: Equipment, Quality Control, and Specialized Imaging Protocols 4
RADS 520: Computed Tomography Clinical I 6

Applicants to the program will only be considered if they meet the eligibility requirements and program prerequisites prior to admission. The only preference given for applicants is for being a prior BRG School of Radiologic Technology graduate. All applicants, regardless of preference, must meet the requirements below to be considered:

  • Hold a current LA State LSRTBE License - unrestricted and in good standing. (Must be maintained for length of program.)
  • Hold an ARRT Registration - Radiography as Primary Certification - unrestricted and in good standing. (Must be maintained for the length of the program.)
  • Provide documentation of Associate’s Degree or higher for applicants who graduated from their JRCERT-Accredited radiography program following January 2014. (Applicants must document certificate completion or higher from any JRCERT-Accredited program prior to January 2014.) Official Transcripts for the Educational Institution are required for documentation.
  • Provide documentation of current BLS-Healthcare providers’ CPR certification. (May be renewed during program with BRG.)
  • Submit approved Core Performance, HIPAA Compliance, and Pre-Admissions Evaluation Documentation.
  • Meet all required immunizations, titers, Respiratory Fit, TB, and other satisfactory health environment documents.
  • Pass background check and drug screening.

Certification

The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) requires documentation of successful completion of an Associate’s Degree in addition to documentation of successful completion of our Professional Certificate Program in order to be eligible for National ARRT Registry/Certification testing. At this time, it is our understanding that those seeking Post-Primary Certification in other modalities will also be required to show proof of a minimum Associate’s Degree for graduates following January 2014. Those who graduated prior to January 2014 may not be required to demonstrate the same degree requirements, but our program will be held to the current ARRT as defined on the website at the time of application for additional certification testing if it changes during the course of instruction. It is important that those students do any necessary eligibility checking for current regulations prior to beginning this program.

Graduates qualify for the Post-Primary CT Examination through the ARRT and are also eligible to apply for a Radiologic Technology License through the Louisiana State Radiologic Technology Board of Examiners.

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