Computed Tomography Technology - Curriculum

The Computed Tomography Technology curriculum prepares the individual 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 a registered or registry-eligible radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, or nuclear medicine technologist.

The CT curriculum is offered twice per year: Summer-Fall (July-December) and Spring-Summer (January-June). Class meets one day per week.

The Summer-Fall curriculum is offered at JCC in Smithfield, NC. Depending on enrollment, the curriculum may also be offered at Edgecombe Community College (Rocky Mount Campus) or Vance Granville Community College (Franklin Campus or South Campus).

The Spring-Summer curriculum is offered in a hybrid format. The majority of the class days are conducted via LIVE video conference. This format provides interactive learning while allowing students the flexibility of attending live classes remotely.

Course work 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 exam in Computed Tomography. They may find employment in facilities that perform these imaging procedures.

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Computed Tomography Technology - Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the CT certificate program, the graduate will:

  • understand the basic physics and equipment used in CT
  • be able to identify normal anatomy
  • know the proper positioning and scanning protocols for all CT procedures required by the ARRT
  • be able to successfully evaluate image quality and know how and when to adjust the imaging parameters
  • be able to apply the principles of radiation protection for the patient, self, and others
  • be able to perform quality assurance testing
  • be able recognize emergency patient conditions and initiate life-saving first aid and basic life support
  • be able to utilize critical thinking skills to gather, comprehend, analyze, and synthesize information in order to provide superior patient care
  • demonstrate awareness and respect for diversity and display professional, ethical behavior consistent with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Code of Ethics

Some programs at Edgecombe Community College lead to a license and/or certification in North Carolina. Beginning July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education regulations require disclosures for all programs leading to a license or certification. Disclosures will be provided for all states and will indicate whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state.

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Computed Tomography Technology - Contact


Rick Mastman

CT/MRI Consortium Director - ECC/VGCC/JCC

Office 104, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6693

Amie Sasser

CT/MRI Instructor/Clinical Coordinator

Office 110, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6692

CT Admissions Counselor

Domonique Hall

Admissions Counselor

Office 117, Barnes Building, Rocky Mount Campus
(252) 618-6700