Computed Tomography, or CT, procedures play an important role in diagnosing diseases and injuries. A CT scanner uses radiation to produce images of the inside of the human body. When a patient lies inside the CT machine, which is shaped like a donut, x-radiation assist with creating sectional images that are ultimately used by physicians to diagnose medical problems.

Working in Computed Tomography (CT)

CT technologists are highly-trained and possess the expertise for competent practice. They are mostly employed by hospitals but increasingly, jobs are becoming available in physician offices and imaging centers. The main duties of the CT technologist include explaining the procedure to the patient, preparing the patient and positioning them correctly, operating the equipment, and recording the images for the physician to interpret. The patient might be in pain or distress, or they might feel claustrophobic. The CT technologist will provide support while talking patients through the procedure and letting them know what to expect.

Job Outlook
  • $64K
    Median Salary for Michigan (Radiologic Technologists and Technicians )
  • 7K
    Annual Job Openings in Michigan
  • 7%
    Growth in Michigan Jobs

How the Computed Tomography (CT) Program Works at Mid?

The CT program is offered through a partnership with other Michigan Community Colleges in the Consortium for Educational Programs in Collaboration (EPiC). Each college enrolls students in the program under their admission criteria and each awards the degree according to that college’s completion requirements.

Students in the program complete CT courses delivered in an online environment by one of the EPiC colleges through Michigan Colleges Online ( Clinical education courses are arranged through the EPiC Consortium’s Program Director in collaboration with the CT departments of affiliating hospitals, clinics or other CT provider facilities. These experiences are developed to meet the established objectives and eligibility requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and prepare students to complete the CT certification exam.



Mid offers an Advanced CT Credential through our Guided Pathway.

Learn more.

For more information on this program, visit the following website.


Application Deadline is July 1st, annually.


All applicants must be ARRT certified in one of the following three areas in order to be eligible to apply to the CT program: Radiography, Radiation Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine.

CT Program Details

The mission and purpose of the EPiC CT Program is to provide for both the personal and professional career development of each CT student. The general goals of the program are:

  1. The students will demonstrate entry level knowledge and competency in the practice of CT.
  2. The students will demonstrate professional attitude values and behaviors necessary for professional success.
  3. Students that will demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills as responsible members of the health care team.
  4. Graduates will be employable and meet the needs of the health care community.
  5. Graduates of the program will be well prepared to successfully complete the ARRT certification examination.

When students complete this program, they will be able to:

  • To provide quality education and training that develops the potential of each student to become a productive, responsible, and professional member of society, as well as a skilled member of the health care workforce.
  • To prepare competent entry-level CT technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To provide our students with open access and a supportive environment that encourages student success in the classroom, laboratory, and on the externship site.
  • To encourage professionalism, integrity, and high standards in students.
  • To adhere to professional standards incorporating legal and ethical responsibilities of a CT Technologist.
  • To prepare students to organize, to prioritize, and to delegate care by communicating effectively with members of the medical team.
  • To apply knowledge of specific disease conditions in the prevention, treatment, and wellbeing of the patients.
  • To prepare students to take the national exam to become Registered CT Technologist RT(R)(CT).

CT Program Requirements

Students must be certified in Radiography, Radiation Therapy, or Nuclear Medicine in order to be eligible to apply.

Completion Requirements

There are 16 core program credits is required for program completion.

  1. A student must maintain the minimum grade requirement as indicated for each course or and in accordance with the policies of the college issuing the certificate
  2. Application to complete the certification examination administered by the ARRT is granted only if the student fulfills all academic and clinical criteria established by the ARRT, the EPiC program and the college issuing the terminal award of a degree or certificate. Please refer to the ARRT Certification Handbook or contact the ARRT for eligibility requirements.
  3. Effective January 1, 1994, individuals having been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor must file a pre-application with the ARRT in order to obtain a ruling on the impact of the conviction on their eligibility to complete the ARRT certification examination. Information about the pre-application process may be found on the ARRT’s website. Visit The pre-application process can be found within the “Ethics” link. It is strongly encouraged that students pursue the pre-application process either prior to entering the program or as early in the program as possible to avoid investing time, money, and effort should they be found ineligible to complete the certification exam.
  4. A student must complete and pass all clinical access requirements as determined by clinical education providers. These include health related evaluations, criminal background check(s) and drug screening. Failure to successfully pass any of these requirements will require that the student withdraw from the CT program.
  5. All policies regarding certificate or degree completion can be found in the catalog of the college issuing the certificate or degree, or by contacting the EPiC Consortium Council member of the college issuing the certificate or degree (Radiography Program Director).

  • Students will be required to undergo a physical examination, immunizations, a drug screen and criminal background check prior to and potentially during clinical placement according to EPiC Consortium policies as required by affiliating clinical education providers.
  • Students who have a misdemeanor or felony conviction will also be required to submit a pre-application to the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (ARRT) to determine eligibility to complete the MRI certification exam earning nationally recognized professional credentials. For more information, visit the ARRT website.
  • Students will be required to maintain certification in Healthcare Provider CPR according to EPiC Consortium policies as required by affiliating clinical education providers during enrollment in the clinical education courses.
  • Students will be required to maintain professional liability insurance according to EPiC Consortium policies as required by affiliating clinical education providers during enrollment in the clinical education courses.
  • Students will be required to adhere to the uniform and personal appearance code according to EPiC Consortium policies as required by affiliating clinical education providers during enrollment in the clinical education courses.

Related Programs & Pathways

Director of Imaging Sciences

LouAnn Goodwin, M.Ed., R.T. (R)(CT)(MRI)

(989) 386-6646

CT Program Director

Amy Lee, Ed.D., R.T. (R)(MRI)

(269) 830-7662

Dean of Health Sciences

Barb Wieszciecinski

(989) 317-4625

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