Radiologic Sciences

Are you a licensed technologist qualified to administer x-rays, but desire to expand into CT or Sonography? College of St. Joseph’s Post-Primary Certificate Training Program is designed to help professionals already licensed in Radiography or Sonography to obtain an alternate license in the field of Computed Tomography or Sonography.

Why Consider the Program?

Enhance your Career and Earning Capacity
By obtaining additional licensure credentials within medical imaging, you can enhance your marketability and value to your organization or prospective employer. These are fields in high demand throughout the country, with great optimism toward future growth.

Experienced Faculty
Program faculty are ARRT and ARDMS certified and have years of experience working as Sonographers and Radiologic Technologists in hospitals through Vermont and New York, as well as extensive experience in offering instruction in Radiologic Science education.

Convenience
Courses are delivered 100 percent online to ensure that working professionals have the flexibility they need to complete the program. The certificate requires 16 credits of coursework and can be completed in just one semester. The program is offered each semester, meaning you can begin in August, January or May.

Return on Investment
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Computed Tomographers earn an average salary of $60,403, while Diagnostic Medical Sonographers earn an average salary of $63,630. The cost of the Post-Primary Certificate Training Program is just $9,000.

Post-Primary Certificate Training Program Courses

Sonography – General

Sonographic Physics
An introduction to principles of ultrasound with emphasis on physical principles, instrumentation and terminology. 4 credits

Sonographic Anatomy & Pathology I (Abdomen)

Study of gross, sagittal and cross sectional anatomy of the abdomen and the pathologic changes and disease which are found in ultrasound examinations of the abdominal region. 3 credits

Sonographic Principles of OB/GYN I
In depth study of the anatomy of the female reproductive organs and associated pathologic changes with an introduction to first trimester fetal development. 3 credits

Clinical Education
The technologists, through their employer, can arrange clinical experience to meet the certifying body requirements. 6 credits

Total Credits: 16

Sonography – Vascular

Sonographic Physics
An introduction to principles of ultrasound with emphasis on physical principles, instrumentation and terminology. 4 credits

Principles of Sonography (Vascular)
An introduction to principles of vascular technology with emphasis on hemodynamics, ultrasound imaging, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler. Review of vascular anatomy and pathology physical principles, instrumentation and terminology. Laboratory sessions will introduce students to vascular scanning techniques and image recognition, as well as Doppler signal production, measurements and interpretation. 6 credits

Clinical Education
The technologists, through their employer, can arrange clinical experience to meet the certifying body requirements. 6 credits

Total Credits: 16

Computed Tomography

Introduction to CT Instrumentation and Protocols
An introduction to the methodology of computed tomography. Topics include, but are not limited to, computed tomography physics and instrumentation, quality control, patient care, contrast agents, radiation safety and dosimetry, cross-sectional anatomy and pathology, and CT procedures. 3 credits

Practical CT Imaging
Hands-on experience in the clinical setting performing computed tomography procedures under the direct supervision of a CT technologist. Requires completion of 50 competencies to be applied toward the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists computed tomography eligibility requirements. 6 credits

Patient Care in CT
Advanced methodology of computed tomography. Topics include, but are not limited to, computed tomography instrumentation, quality control and assurance, advanced patient care specific to CT, applied radiation safety and dosimetry, cross-sectional anatomy and pathology, CT procedures, data acquisition, image processing and reconstruction, image quality and medical informatics. 1 credit

Clinical Education
The technologists, through their employer, can arrange clinical experience to meet the certifying body requirements. 6 credits

Total Credits: 16

Register Today

You can register for the Post-Primary Certificate Training Program here.