CT Program

Thank you for your interest in our 2 quarter CT (CT Scan) Certificate Program. This program is an extension of training for students who have graduated from an accredited Radiologic Sciences Program, and are certified in radiography by ARRT by September 1 of year applying.

Here you will find information about the application process, and the course layout for both academics and clinical practicum. The course is sequenced to begin fall quarter, and complete winter quarter, though academic quarters may be taken out of sequence, or singularly, with program permission.

The academic classes are taught through the Internet. It is recommended that you have easy access to a computer with Internet.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the faculty or program assistant. We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to working with you.

Applications accepted March 1 - September 1 until filled. Students will be accepted in the order the applications are received providing minimum qualifications are met.

The Program

1. The program will provide the didactic curriculum to prepare students to pass
the ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) examination in
Computed Tomography.
2.Graduates will demonstrate clinical competency in 125 clinical exams in CT.
3. Graduates will demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and communication
skills appropriate to the field.


Fall Quarter

RT 270 CT Physics & QA 4 cr.
RT 272 Cross Sectional Anatomy & Path I
(Thorax, Abd, Pelvis)
2 cr.
RT 273 CT Clinical Practicum I
(3d/wk = 210 hrs approx)
7 cr.

Winter Quarter

RT 276 Cross Sectional Anatomy & PathII
(Head, Neck, CNS, Musculoskel)
4 cr.
RT 278 CT Special Procedures 2 cr.
RT 279 CT Clinical Practicum II
(3d/wk = 210 hrs approx)
7 cr.
Total Certificate Credits 26 cr.

Academic classes will be delivered through the Internet. Specifics will be identified in individual course syllabi.

Clinical Practicum will be scheduled day hours at the affiliate CT Scan departments.

Clinical Practicum

Clinical competencies are a program requirement. Students will be assigned to a CT Scanner location for the majority, if not all, of their clinical practicum. Rotations to a 2nd location may be required to obtain the required ARRT competencies and round out the student's CT experience. The goal is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain CT scanning experience, as well as include the necessary competencies required for ARRT CT Registry. Clinical education centers currently associated with the CT Certificate Program at Yakima Valley College include:

  • Virginia Mason Memorial (Yakima, WA.)
    • Valley Imaging (Yakima, WA.)
  • Klickitat Valley Health (Goldendale, WA.)
  • Sunnyside Community Hospital (Sunnyside, WA.)
  • Yakima Regional Heart and Medical Center (Yakima, WA.)