Advanced Imaging Certificate Program
Advanced imaging, or the profession of using advanced imaging software to diagnose illness or injury, is currently the fastest growing specialty area in nuclear medicine today. Hospitals that use CT or MRI machines are growing faster than they can find experienced imaging technicians. It is with this in mind that Armstrong Atlantic State University offers an Online Advanced Imaging Certificate Program. This post-baccalaureate program is designed for radiographers, nuclear medicine technologists and radiation therapists who wish to develop an advanced understanding in computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging or mammography.
In order to be admitted into this program, students must possess a baccalaureate degree in any field of study as well as hold a current and valid certification in radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy. Students must apply for admission to both Armstrong Atlantic State University and submit a separate application to the Advanced Imaging Certificate Program. Students can be accepted during all semesters and the program can be completed at student’s own pace.
The curriculum for this class is a combination of online classwork and clinical education. Students must complete clinical components at an accredited healthcare organization. The healthcare organization students choose can be in any location, allowing them to keep their education local if they wish. Students will be responsible for choosing the potential clinical education sites in their area, as long as they are identified at least three months prior to beginning the online courses. The online courses will cover a total of 18 semester hours in following courses: Cross-Sectional Anatomy, Advanced Imaging in MRI, Advanced Imagining in CT and Advanced Imaging in Mammography.
Tuition Basis :credits
Students MUST be registered in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy to apply to these programs.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
The clinical education component must be completed at an accredited healthcare organization. All clinical education courses can be conducted at sites close to where the students live.
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