UC Blue Ash offers new program in high-demand medical specialty

The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is offering a new online program that prepares students to earn a certificate in a high-demand medical specialty in just one year.

The Computed Tomography certificate program is accepting students for the fall 2021 semester at UC Blue Ash. Computed Tomography is better known as CT, as in CT Scans, which are used to identify a variety of illnesses or conditions.

“Computed tomography is relied on to help physicians diagnose lesions, abnormalities, and fractures,” says Julie Gill, radiation science technology program director and professor of allied health. “This certificate program prepares medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals for the fast-paced environment in CT. We’re excited to provide this educational opportunity.”

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job opportunities for CT technologists will grow by 12% by 2026, which represents an above-average growth rate compared to all occupations.

The CT certificate program at UC Blue Ash is for professionals in the radiation science field (includes radiologic technology, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine) who want to advance their career. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply for the CT certification exam offered by the American Registry of Radiation Technologists.

The curriculum is designed to be completed in two semesters (one year), but students may spread it over two years if they choose. Students may also apply all CT course credits toward the Bachelor of Radiation Science Technology (BRST) program at UC Blue Ash, which is also 100% online and was recently ranked as one of the top BRST online programs in the nation by Best Health Degrees.

The deadline to apply for the fall semester at UC Blue Ash is July 1, 2021. More information on the program is available online or through the Allied Health Department at 513-936-7162

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