During the Computed Tomography Certification Exam Preparatory Course, learning experiences allow students to:
- Facilitate their own learning of CT fundamentals through interactive modules and case studies
- Assess current knowledge of CT fundamentals through interactions and mock examinations
The course curriculum is delivered through case studies in three major content areas: patient care and safety, imaging procedures, and physics and instrumentation. After completing nine case studies, learners assess their knowledge through mock examinations that simulate the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) CT certification exam.
A test bank of 495 questions is split into three mock exams. Each mock exam includes a test bank of 165 questions and follows the content areas of the ARRT certification examination. Upon completing the mock exam, immediate feedback is provided that identifies subject areas for the learner to review by going back into the relevant case study for additional practice. The mock exams and case studies can be retaken until the learner is satisfied.
A comprehensive cross-section anatomy review is included in this course. Learners are able to review thousands of labeled anatomical parts contained in approximately 40 modules.
Successful completion of the Computed Tomography Certification Exam Preparatory Course is demonstrated by earning 78 percent or higher on the final mock certification examination.
Learners who successfully complete the course will be awarded a passing ("P") course letter grade and earn three academic semester credits from Mayo School of Health Sciences. Learners who do not achieve a passing grade on the final mock certification exam within the four-month course will be awarded a failing ("F") letter grade and earn zero academic credits.
Neither a passing nor failing letter grade is calculated in the GPA. A college transcript from Mayo School of Health Sciences is available to each learner.
Mayo School of Health Sciences offers no continuing education credits for this course. Certifying agencies, such as the ARRT, may award continuing education credits based on earned academic credits. Learners may submit their college transcripts to a certifying agency.
Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.