Computed Tomography Technologists are highly skilled professionals trained to operate CT equipment,
which produces cross-sectional images of patients' bones, organs and tissue that are used to
diagnose medical conditions in medical facilities and outpatient centers under the direct
supervision of a health care provider. According to the 2015 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook the field has a 9% growth outlook through 2022. The CT program is
designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent practice, but also
places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that encourage the professional
growth of the individual student.
The CT program is a certificate program. Students must have graduated from an accredited program and
be a registered radiographer RT(R). The program has been developed to be consistent with standards
and requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT). Upon completion of the CT
program graduates will be eligible to take the ARRT-CT exam. Upon passing the CT exam, Radiologic
Technologists have earned their RT(R)(CT).
The MiRIS CT program is designed not only to foster the skills and knowledge necessary for competent
practice in CT, but also places emphasis on professional attitudes, values and behaviors that
encourage the professional growth of the individual student.
Clinical learning experiences are provided by affiliating hospitals, clinics and other CT provider
facilities. Didactic learning experiences occur in supportive college course work delivered through
an online environment. Both are equally important to the development of the competent CT
Under these philosophies, the program assumes the responsibility of a facilitator of learning.
Specifically, it will plan, select, administer, and assess learning experiences. These experiences
are developed to meet established objectives and eligibility requirements of the American Registry
of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) to complete the CT certification exam.
The handbook serves as an informational document listing the policies and processes students are
subject to during both didactic and clinical education. The handbook is not all-inclusive
addressing all situations and circumstances that may present therefore, should there be an
occurrence not addressed in this document, an addition may be added in the form of an addendum.
The MiRIS CT program prepares students to become eligible to complete the CT certification exam
administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The program terminates in
an award of a Certificate of Completion as determined by the college issuing the award. The program
has been developed to be consistent with standards and requirements of the American Society of
Radiologic Technologists (ASRT); the American College of Radiology (ACR); the American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science (MiRIS) consortium.