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Heartland Community College

Opportunities for Technologists

Computed Tomography Certificate

CT Technologist Certificate Pathway is a 3-course sequence, including a hands-on clinical experience that will prepare you for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist Certification exam in Computed Tomography, and will provide a wide range of opportunities to work with a variety of patients and exam types.  Radiographers with an active IEMA (Illinois Emergency Management Agency) and an ARRT credential in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine (including NMTCB) are eligible for this certificate program.

Admission to the program:

  • Successful completion of an accredited program in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and/or Radiation Therapy Technology with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.
  • Currently hold national certification and registration in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine through ARRT or NMTCB.
  • Currently hold an IEMA Division of Nuclear Safety license.
  • Complete an interest form for the program at this link..  
  • Apply for Admission to Heartland Community College.
  • Submit official transcripts from Radiography, Radiation Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine program(s) and all colleges attended.

Additional information for those interested in participating:

  • A drug screen, criminal background check, physical exam, and proof of immunizations will be required following program acceptance.
  • Documentation of current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) BLS (Basic Life Support) Provider or the American Red Cross (ARC) Professional Rescuer and BLS Provider is required.  This CPR certification must remain current throughout student enrollment within the health career program.
  • Enrollment is limited based on available clinical placements.

Course schedule:

  • Spring semester - RAD 242 Pathophysiology in the Cross Section
  • Summer semester - RAD 241 CT Foundations
  • Summer semester - RAD 243 Clinical Experiences

These courses fulfill the ARRT requirements for didactic education and are ARRT approved for the CT post primary certification.


Additional transfer options (articulation agreements) for SIU Carbondale and College of St. Francis in Joliet are on this page.


Radiography Department

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