The Computed Tomography Technology curriculum prepares students to use specialized equipment to visualize cross-sectional anatomical structures and aid physicians in the demonstration of pathologies and disease processes. Individuals entering this curriculum must be registered or registry-eligible by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in radiography, radiation therapy, or nuclear medicine technology. Nuclear medicine technology applicants may also be registered or registry eligible by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB).
Coursework prepares the technologist to provide patient care and perform studies utilizing imaging equipment, professional communication, and quality assurance in scheduled and emergency procedures through academic and clinical studies.
Graduates may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Advanced-Level testing in Computed Tomography. They may find employment in facilities which perform these imaging procedures.
ECC is approved by the North Carolina Community College System to offer the Computed Tomography Technology Curriculum. ECC has entered into a Level III Instructional Service Agreement with Johnston Community College and Vance-Granville Community College to better meet the needs of healthcare facilities across eastern North Carolina. This collaborative program is referred to as the Eastern North Carolina Consortium of Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging program. Each semester the curriculum is offered through ECC and taught at one or more of the colleges within the Consortium.
In all health sciences programs, students are assigned clinical rotations with area health care agencies. The student must meet employee health standards and the criminal background and/or drug screening requirements of the agency at the student’s expense prior to or at any time after beginning the program.
Admission Policy and Procedures
Admission into health science programs is competitive. The number of students accepted into the program is determined by clinical space available and may, therefore, vary each term.
Step I Application to ECC and the CT program (Must be completed by March 1st for Fall applicants and October 1st for Spring applicants.)
- Submit an Application to the College. CT should be indicated as the desired Program of Study.
- Submit a CT program application.
- Submit official transcripts of high school graduation or equivalency and all college coursework.
- Submit an official transcript from a JRCERT approved radiography/radiation therapy/nuclear medicine program that includes the fall semester of the senior year.
- A 2.5 GPA on curriculum coursework in radiography or radiation therapy or nuclear medicine is required to be eligible for acceptance into the CT program. Applicants who are still enrolled in their program of study program must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on all curriculum courses through the fall term of the senior year.
- Submit verification of (ARRT/NMTCB) certification or be ARRT/ NMTCB-eligible. ARRT/NBTCB-eligible students must show evidence of ARRT certification prior to completion of the CT program.
Step II Acceptance
Applicants will be ranked based on the categories listed on the applicant point’s explanation sheet. In order to receive points in a category, applicants must send supporting documentation required in Step I by the deadlines. Qualified applicants with the most points will receive an acceptance letter with an enclosed medical form. The student must accept or reject the seat in writing to the CT Admissions Counselor. All other applicants will be notified that they have been placed on a waiting list. Students will continue to be accepted from the waiting list until the program is full.
Registration Requirements for Clinical Courses
Students who accept a CT seat must meet the following requirements by the date provided in order to register for classes. Failure to meet deadlines will result in withdrawal of acceptance status and placement on the waiting list.
- Submit completed medical form and CPR certification for health care providers (1 year).
- If required by the clinical agency, complete criminal background check and/or drug screening.