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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging - Career Studies Certificate

MRI Room

Did you know that Computed Tomography (CT) at Virginia Western Community College prepares you to use state of the art technology to become a travel or trauma CT technologist? Begin your journey today to a career that is fast paced and uses cutting edge technology to reconstruct anatomical structures in 3D.

This is a new program, Gainful Employment information will be posted when available.

What classes do I take?


Applicants for Computed Tomography must have completed an approved program in radiography, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine technology. The student must be registered or registry eligible by the appropriate certification agency. All students must have a current CPR Healthcare Provider certification and must maintain that certification throughout the program. Applicants must have maintained a "C" average in past program courses in the discipline of certification.

Occupational Objectives

The technologist is eligible to apply to take the national registry examination leading to advanced certification in CT by the ARRT.  Program courses satisfy The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' Structured Education Requirements for post-primary certification and registration.

ARRT Home page
ARRT 2021 Post primary Eligibility Pathway Handbook (PDF)
ARRT Structured Education Requirements (PDF)
ARRT Clinical Experience Requirements (PDF)

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Tuition: $
Credits: 9 Hours
Time: 1 Semester


Location: Fralin Center HP 214A or HP 339
Phone: 540-857-6325, 857-6644 or 857-7307
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Susan A. Nolley, M.S., R.T.(R)
Assistant Professor, Radiography

School of Health Professions

Martha Sullivan, Dean