Undergraduate Certificate in Computed Tomography
This program will help you complete your educational requirements and prepare for national certification examinations in computed tomography. Students may enroll at any point in the curriculum and be finished in as little as three semesters. There is an optional clinical course for those needing competency requirements. This program is offered 100% ONLINE!
ALHE 4610: Introduction to Health Care Quality
This course will define healthcare quality and the quality characteristics
expected in high-performing healthcare organizations. A study of how
healthcare quality is measured, assessed, and improved.
ALHE 4600: Teamwork and Leadership Challenges for the Healthcare Professional
Content is designed to provide the skills necessary for the healthcare professional to provide leadership in
workplace performance and professional development to promote efficient and effective patient care.
ALHE 4911: Advanced Certification Clinical
Students will be supervised in a clinical education setting to perform advanced imaging procedures. Emphasis
will be placed on students competently performing those procedures unique to their advanced imaging modality.
ALHE 4850: Foundations in CT & Patient Care
An introduction to the history of CT, the CT environment, CT safety, patient care, and CT pharmacology. Topics
include clinical issues regarding contrast administration and radiation dose, CT specific patient care and
ALHE 4860: CT Physics and Image Production
An introduction to CT physical principles, operations, image formation and basic imaging parameters. This
course covers the principles of imaging parameters, imaging processing, contrast characteristics, image display
and quality, and artifact recognition and reduction. Emphasis is placed on details of methods of data acquisition,
imaging options, image artifacts, and quality assurance to ensure quality CT imaging and understanding.
ALHE 4870: CT Procedures & Protocol
Detailing the performance of standard CT procedures. Content covers an in depth look at CT sectional anatomy,
physiology, imaging procedures, protocols, and pathology. The study of normal anatomy and pathologic
conditions aid the student in recognizing the need for imaging changes based on these conditions. Content also
includes optimal scanning procedures and procedures relating to the cardiovascular system, the central nervous
system, the musculoskeletal system, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis.
RADS 3910: Sectional Anatomy
Presentation of human anatomy and pathology using computed tomography, ultrasound and magnetic
For more information on the program, contact the School of Allied Health at Northwestern State University.