BTC offers Computed Tomography opportunity

Staff Report

Blackhawk Technical College will be offering a program this fall semester for certified radiographers seeking to advance their skills in the field of Computed Tomography (CT and CAT scans).

Students will take three online academic courses and a clinical course over two semesters that will qualify them to perform Computed Tomography examinations and make them eligible for certification through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

“We are very excited to offer this certificate training program in Computed Tomography for radiographers,” said Joe Ipsen, Associate Dean of Health Science Division and Radiography Program Director.  “With the increasing use of CT as a diagnostic tool, the need for highly skilled CT technologists continues to grow.”

Ipsen added, “The certification body for CT technologists will soon be requiring structured education for those seeking certification. This program will satisfy those requirements.”

Each of the online classes – CT Anatomy, CT Procedures and CT Physics – are also worth 48 continuing education credits which more than satisfies a certified radiographer’s continuing education requirements.

Students employed as radiographers may be able to do their clinical experience at their place of employment.

For more information contact Joseph Ipsen at jipsen@blackhawk.edu.

Graduates of Blackhawk’s Radiography program must file an application form but are not required to pay the $30 application fee.

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