Computed Tomography Certificate Program in Radiologic Sciences

The CT Certificate Program consists of 12-15 total credit hours.

RADS 3213 Advanced Clinical Practice Skills          
RADS 4733 Sectional Anatomy
RADS 4703 Principles of Computed Tomography  
RADS 4783 Computed Tomography Applications   
RADS 4933 Advanced Modalities Special Topics (if needed)

See the Course Description link on the left for detailed course descriptions.

All CT Program courses are offered as MSU online courses and must be taken from MSU. An equivalent upper-level Sectional Anatomy course may be accepted as transfer credit for RADS 4733 but will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Each course has a syllabus that identifies the course objectives, structure, requirements, textbooks, assignments, due dates, etc.  Many courses require students to demonstrate college-level writing skills based on APA formatting. Many courses require students to take proctored tests or final exams. Students must schedule test times with the online proctoring site, ProctorU. Proctor guidelines for each course are located in the course syllabi.  Syllabi for the current and previous semesters can be viewed on the MSU website.  Textbook information is available on the MSU Bookstore website.


Must be currently certified and registered as a radiologic technologist (R), or radiation therapist (T), or as a nuclear medicine technologist (N) with the ARRT or NMTCB. Students in the MSU BSRT program are also eligible to apply.

Program Timeline and Curriculum

The CT Certificate Program is designed to be completed within two to three semesters. This is a lock-step program; thus failures, withdrawals, or a grade lower than 70 require reapplication. RADS 4733 Sectional Anatomy and RADS 3213 Advanced Clinical Practice Skills can be completed before the CT courses but must be completed by the end of the second semester in the CT Program. All CT Certificate Program courses must not be over five (5) years old at the time of completion.

Ideally, the student will have concurrently completed the clinical experience requirements required by the ARRT in the same time frame.

Summer courses are 10 weeks long. Fall and spring semesters are 15 weeks long.

Highly Recommended (prior to Fall start)

Anatomy and Physiology I & II

Fall Courses

4703 Principles in Computed Tomography

4733 Sectional Anatomy

Spring Courses

4783 Computed Tomography Applications

3213 Advanced Clinical Practice Skills 

Summer Courses

RADS 4933 Advanced Modalities Special Topics

*RADS 3213, 4733, 4703, & 4783 courses cannot be over five (5) years old.
*All current program and grading progression policies apply.

Must maintain a 70 or better in all CT Program courses.

Any CT Program courses needing to be repeated due to withdrawal, failure, or a grade less than a 70 requires reapplication to the CT Certificate Program.

CT Certificate Program students who are not enrolled for a long semester (fall or spring semesters) must re-apply to the university and to the CT Certificate Program.

Keep in mind that any CT Program course over five (5) years old by the end of the program must be repeated to receive the certificate.

Note: The ARRT requirements for both the structured education requirements and the clinical experience requirements must not be more than 24 months old at the time of application for The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists® (ARRT®) Computed Tomography (CT) Examination.