Computed Tomography Admission Requirements

Computed Tomography Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements for Computed Tomography
(Advanced Certificate)


Conditional Admission
This one-semester program prepares radiographers to perform CT (computed tomography) procedures in hospitals and imaging centers. This curriculum covers all subjects identified in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ content specifications for the Examination in Computed Tomography. CT is an imaging modality that combines the use of x-rays and computer technology. Cross-sectional images of the body are produced by an x-ray beam and an array of detectors that encircle the patient. These images can be reconstructed in multiple planes to display anatomical structures not otherwise visible on conventional radiographs.


For Additional Program Information Contact:
Dylana Carlson, or 309-341-5230 


Admission Requirements:

  1. If you have never attended Carl Sandburg College, complete a general application for admission to the College -
  2. Submit official transcripts from high school and all post-secondary educational institutions.
  3. Graduate from an A. R. R. T approved radiography program with a 2.5 or higher cumulative G.P.A. on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Provide evidence of active registration with the A.R.R.T or registry eligible status.
  5. Complete the TEAS AH exam (formerly named HOBET).
    • Reading- 73% or higher
    • Math- 60% or higher
    • Science- 39% or higher
    • English- 50% or higher
    • Total Adjusted Score- 54% or higher
  6. Complete an application for the Computed Tomography program. All program applications are available through the program advisor.


Program admission is competitive and fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission. Class size is limited and is determined by the number of available clinical sites within each community-college district. Participating community college districts (in addition to Carl Sandburg College) include: Blackhawk, Heartland, Illinois Central, Illinois Valley, John Wood, Lincoln Land, Parkland, Richland, Sauk Valley, Scott (IA), Southeastern (IA), and Spoon River.


Deadline for submission of application materials is February 15 through June 15. If necessary, additional review dates may be scheduled. Applicants will be notified by letter in mid-July whether or not they have been accepted in the program.