Computed Tomography (CT)

CT technician working with patient prior to scan

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The 19-credit Computed Tomography (CT) Career Studies Certificate Program prepares individuals to work as entry-level CT imaging technologists. CT scans, also known as CAT scans, use x-rays to produce cross-sectional images of the human body.

PVCC's CT Program can be completed in two semesters. Successful graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the following national CT certification exam:

  • American Registry of Radiologic Technologists ARRT®

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Course Sequence: 

1st Semester (Fall)

  • RAD 196 - On-Site Training - CT or MRI  -  5 Credit(s)
  • RAD 242 - Computed Tomography Procedures and Instrumentation  -  2 Credit(s)
  • RAD 247 - Cross Sectional Anatomy  -  3 Credit(s)

2nd Semester (Spring)

  • RAD 228 - Enhanced Patient Care for Imaging  -  3 Credit(s)
  • RAD 244 - Case Studies in CT  -  1 Credit(s)
  • RAD 296 - On-Site Training II - CT or MRI  -  5 Credit(s)

Additional Program Information: 

All courses can be offered for CEU credits, with the exception of clinical courses. 

Admissions Requirements: 

Prior to enrollment in the Computed Tomography, students must hold a current ARRT licensure in one of the following disciplines: 

ARRT Radiography 

ARRT Radiation Therapy

ARRT or NMTCB Nuclear Medicine

The Computed Tomography Application will open on October 17, 2018.

PDF icon Computed Tomography (CT) Information Booklet 2019


Official transcripts from institutions outside of the Virginia Community College System should be mailed to:


Health and Life Science Division

Computed Tomography

Piedmont Virginia Community College

501 College Drive

Charlottesville, VA 2290