Penn College to offer 12-week CT course
This summer, Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer Essential Computed Tomography, a 12-week course for medical imaging professionals who want to pursue an additional credential in CT.
Launched in response to the high demand for technologists with experience in CT modalities, this comprehensive pathway is designed for the working professional, with online coursework using CT simulation software. The course provides the didactic content required to sit for the CT credentialing exam. Technologists can arrange the required clinical component at their workplace or a participating clinical site.
The course runs May 8 to Aug. 3 and is open to both degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students. To enroll, a person must be actively credentialed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board. Current Penn College students can enroll if they have successfully completed Cross Sectional Anatomy for Radiographers (RAD249). Essential Computed Tomography counts as three credits toward a bachelor’s degree in applied health studies.
"The radiology job market is in dire need of CT technologists,” said Christine L. Eckenrod, the college’s director of radiography. “Many of our clinical site partners agree that this course would help so many radiographers who are moving into positions in CT but have very little background in the modality.”
CT, or a CT scan, is a method of making a series of X-ray images of the body or parts of the body and using those images to construct cross-sectional views.
To learn more about Essentials of Computed Tomography and how to enroll in the course, visit the School of Nursing & Health Sciences.
Penn College offers an associate degree in radiography that can be continued to an online bachelor’s degree in applied health studies. To learn more about the college’s radiography program, call 570-327-4519.
For information about the college, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.