Computed Tomography

Certificate: Online

Our students are driven to achieve more. With this semester-long online course, students expand their existing radiologic degree with advanced CT imaging techniques. By learning to produce high-quality images, radiation safety practices and patient care skills, our students become an integral part of the diagnostic imaging community. Parker students’ passion leads the health care community forward.

Our Mission

The Certificate in Computed Tomography Program at Parker University produces competent CT Technologists eligible for immediate employment and certification by offering high quality educational and clinical experiences who respond to the needs of their patients while assuming a vital role in the patient’s healthcare team.


Career Growth Rate

Job opportunities for CT technologists will grow 12 percent between 2016 and 2026.

Median Annual Wage

The median annual wage for nuclear medicine technologists was $77,950 in May 2019. Source


16 weeks in the one-semester program

Why Choose Parker

  • One semester course
  • A total of 16 credit hours
  • Students applying must be registered Radiologic Technologists through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
  • Preparation for the Computed Tomography Advanced Certification Examination, offered by AART

Program Description

Computed Tomography is an advanced radiographic imaging modality that utilizes a highly specialized x-ray beam and array of radiation detectors to produce cross-sectional images of human body structures and organs needed by physicians for diagnostic purposes. Computed tomographic images can be reconstructed in various anatomical orientations to demonstrate image details that allow for better visualization of pathology, diagnostic analysis, and radiologic interpretations.

About the Program

Course work in cross-sectional anatomy, pathology, patient care and safety, CT procedures, equipment, image evaluation, instrumentation, image pathology, technique, physics, quality assurance, and quality control.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skill development to competently perform diagnostic imaging procedures.

  • Students will demonstrate radiation protection methods.

  • Ascertain appropriate skills to perform computed tomography.

  • Identify appropriate radiation protection practices.

  • Pass the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Computed Tomography Exam).


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