Computerized Tomography

The CT Certificate Program at Massasoit Community College offers the imaging technologist the opportunity for professional and personal advancement in the medical imaging profession. Courses provided in the CT Certificate Program are designed to prepare students to fully comprehend the basic physics of Computerized Tomography and the basic concept and various techniques associated with it, along with all necessary environment/department.


  • Provide advanced-level study of the requisite knowledge and skills for medical imaging professionals to prepare them to assume the positions as Computerized Tomography technologists.
  • Provide a vehicle for upward mobility for medical imaging professionals by enabling them to acquire advanced education to increase the scope of their professional responsibilities and capabilities.
  • Provide the requisite knowledge and skills to better support CT centers and patients acquiring CT studies.
  • Prepare CT technologists, who are not registered by the ARRT, with the requisite knowledge and skills to do so.

Admission Requirements 
Admission to the CT Certificate Program is limited to: 

  1. ARRT Registered Technologists. A copy of your ARRT card must be provided with your application for admission. 
  2. Board certified radiation therapists, ultrasonagraphers and nuclear medicine technologists (ARRT certified). A copy of your certification card must be provided with your application for admission. 
  3. Submit two (2) letters of reference. Once (1) letter in your behalf stating why you would be a good candidate for the program.
  4. Submit documentation of high school graduation or GED completion (transcript or diploma). All foreign high school transcripts must be evaluated.
  5. Submit all official college transcripts from other institutions attended.

Certificate Requirements

Semester One
Introduction to CT
CT Cross Sectional Anatomy
*CT Clinical Experience I
(4 hours per week)

Semester Two
Computerized Tomography
CT Pathology
*CT Clinical Experience II
(4 hours per week)

*Clinical is waived for current CT technologists with proof of employment. This program awards a College-Approved Certificate upon completion of a minimum of 6 courses and 10 credits.

Additional Information
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Admission into Program 
Upon acceptance into the Computerized Tomography program, you will receive an informational packet from the CT program coordinator. The packet will include your clinical affiliation assignment and forms that must be completed before September. The following requirements must be met to complete your acceptance. 

  1. Physical exam by your personal physician. (Can be within the last six months) 
  2. Proof of immunizations: 
    1. Tetnus, Diptheria (Td) booster within ten years. 
    2. Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR). 
    3. Hepatitis B Vaccine Series 
    4. Chicken Pox Screen Text 
  3. CPR certification 
  4. C.O.R.I. check

The CT program does not give you the opportunity to obtain  competency examinations required by the ARRT to sit for the registry. Competency examinations must be obtained once employed in a CT department.