Which campus is this program located at?
The CT Technologist Training Program is located at the Sylvania Campus.
What are my chances of getting in?
Class size is dependent on clinical space availability. Preference is typically given to the more experienced technologist and/or an employee of a clinical affiliate hosting a CT student.
What does the program cost?
Tuition, lab and fees will cost approximately $3,200 (tuition, books and fees). See the tuition and fees page for more information. These costs are estimates based on the 2017-18 academic year. Additional living costs include: food, housing, school supplies, childcare, transportation, health insurance, immunizations, and professional membership.
PCC has a variety of financial aid options and scholarship opportunities available for students.
What are the clinical sites that participate?
The clinical sites vary from year to year. Some are out-patient imaging centers, some are hospital. All applicants will be contacted with a site preference sheet after the final clinical sites have been determined.
Do I have to find my own clinical site?
No. You apply to the PCC CT Technologist Training Program and the sponsoring clinical sites will select their student(s) from the applicant pool after all applicants have completed their job shadow/interview that PCC assigns you.
Can I recommend a clinical site?
Yes. Please notify us if you know of a clinical training site that might be interested in participating in our training program. We have to have a contract with each site, so we need plenty of time to get paperwork in place for any new clinical affiliate.
Can applications be hand-delivered?
Can applications be faxed?
Will incomplete or late applications be considered or accepted?
Do I need to include transcripts with my application?
Yes and No. Generally, including college transcripts is not required. However, if you have listed Cross-Sectional Anatomy courses and/or CT Physics courses on your application you must provide official transcripts of those courses.
Do I need to include copies of other paperwork?
Yes. You must include a copy of your Radiography or Nuclear Medicine certification and any other special awards or certifications.
Who should I get to fill out my Applicant Recommendation forms?
All letters of recommendation must come from people you have worked with within the medical profession. Those with the most recent experience with you would be the best to contact. Those that have been in a supervisory role would be preferred by not required.
Can a student(s) get "pre-selected" or automatically entered into the program?
Yes, but only when the sponsoring clinical site indicates that they have one of their current employees that they wish to have as the CT student at their site. This is usually the case for about 60% of our clinical affiliates.
What happens in the case of a tie between any of the top applicants?
The clinical interviews play a major role in who is selected. The clinical sites have the final say in who is selected to train at their site.
How does the selection process work?
You submit a completed application by the end of fall term for best consideration. If you are an employee of a sponsoring institution – you must complete a clinical job shadow/interview at your clinical site before the end of fall term. Any applicant not selected by their employer will enter the main applicant pool. All applicants will be assigned a minimum of two (2) clinical sites for interviews and job shadows. The clinical interviews/job shadows must be completed by the end of fall term. Applicants will be scored on each clinical interviews/job shadows. Your site visit scores will be added to your point total. The clinical sites will review your application, letters of recommendation, site preference sheet and one-page essay. The clinical site representatives will then select students by the end of December. You must successfully pass the criminal background check and the drug screening to finalize your selection.
What are the hours of the program?
Classes begin on the first weekend of the term and are held on Saturday at 9am. You will be given a schedule at the first class, but typically, you meet again at Midterm and Finals. The remainder of the work is done online, at your own pace. Clinical hours may be any day of the week – both day and evening shifts. Clinical shifts (hours and days) are coordinated with the sponsoring clinic or hospital, however, clinical hours are typically day shift hours – Monday thru Friday.
What are the biggest challenges for the CT students?
Trying to work during the program. Your clinical training hours are typically during day shift – as a result, trying to coordinate work hours while completing your CT clinical hours is the greatest challenge. The didactic classes are on primarily online courses. Staying disciplined to complete the online work is also a challenge
What are the next steps if I am selected?
You will be notified of your tentative selection and be asked to complete a background check and a drug screening. When your results are known from the background check and drug screen you will be notified of your final acceptance into the PCC CT Technologist Training Program.
Do I get paid for my hospital/clinical experience in the program?
Am I guaranteed a job at the clinical site after I finish my training?
Once I complete the program will I be licensed or certified?
Once you complete the program you will be eligible to take the ARRT national certification examination. When you pass that exam, you will then be certified in CT by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
What type of degree will I have when I'm finished with the program?
Certification of Completion – CT Technologist Training Program.