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Student Withdrawal/Refund Policy

If a student withdraws from the program voluntarily within the first 2 weeks and has paid the tuition in full, they are entitled a refund. They will be refunded the amount of tuition paid for the months they did not attend less $200 fee for administrative fees. A student who is dismissed for poor academic or clinical performance or disciplinary problems waives the right to a tuition refund.

Student Benefits

Students enrolled in the CT program are granted some of the same benefits as students attending the University of Utah. CT students will be invited to departmental functions during holidays and enjoy library privileges and the use of the book store. Students are responsible for their own health insurance and parking permits.


The six-month program begins the second week of January. Students are required to attend a hospital orientation prior to the start of the program. A detailed calendar will be available on the program start date. Examples of past calendars are available upon request. Students are eligible to graduate early if all competencies have been completed and if all didactic work is complete. This is decided by the education director. The student is expected to be responsible to the clinical site by being punctual, dependable and cooperative. Students are never scheduled more than a total of 40 hours a week between didactic and clinical instruction.

Employment Policy

In the event that a CT position becomes available through the University Health Care, a CT student who is currently enrolled full-time within the CT program and has satisfactorily completed fifty percent (50%) of the program may be eligible to apply and be hired for the position. See the student handbook for more details.

The University has been successful hiring a large percentage of their program graduates. Students finding employment outside of the University may also exercise the employment option.

Academic Performance

Students are provided with educational resources to learn the fundamentals and details of computerized tomography. The student is responsible for their academic progress. The student will be required to complete some independent study to further their knowledge in CT. Students must maintain an overall acceptable progress throughout the program. Failure to do so will be cause for involuntary withdrawal from the program.

Transfer Credit

Due to the difference in program structures, there is no transfer credit available for other CT programs.

Graduation Requirements

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion students must do the following:

  • Maintain an acceptable level of progress throughout the program
  • Complete the required number of clinical hours
  • Complete the ARRT clinical experience requirements.

ARRT requires a minimum of 25 exam types from a list of 59 for a total of 125 to be eligible to complete the ARRT post primary certification examination in CT. All clinical experience documentation must be completed and may be requested from ARRT if the student is audited. The education director will ensure that all competencies and forms are completed properly.

Student Pregnancy Policy

The student has the right to not declare pregnancy and remain in the program with no modification option.

Due to the potential danger to an unborn fetus, especially during the first trimester, the student is encouraged to inform the technology administrator, program director or any other member of the CT program if they expect a pregnancy. if the student declares a pregnancy, plans for program continuation and completion must be made. a description of the details of the pregnancy policy can be found in the student handbook.

Radiation Monitoring/Protection

Working with ionizing radiation and radioactive materials requires the student to wear a personnel dosimeter that measures the amount of occupational exposure received. Dosimeter service is supplied by the facility and students are required to wear dosimeters during their clinical education experiences. Health physicists in the department will monitor the student's exposure levels. Students will be counseled if safe levels are exceeded. Students are provided with the knowledge necessary to keep patient and occupational exposure at a minimum early in the program. 

Dress Code

Students are always required to be neat and professional in appearance while in the CT department. A complete description of the dress code will be distributed upon acceptance.

Disciplinary Procedures

General Policy

The program strives to provide for an effective education of all students. Under program policies, disciplinary actions and terminations are expected to be handled in a manner to achieve the least adverse effects for the student and program. The student handbook outlines the details of the program's disciplinary procedures.

Any student who is dismissed or involuntarily terminated waives the right to a tuition refund.

Governing Body

The CT technologist program is under the direction of the Technology Program Administrator (Otto Casal CNMT, R.T. (CT), Education Director) and Chairman, Department of Radiology (Satoshi Minoshima, MD, Ph.D). An advisory board of radiologists, technologists, administrators, didactic program faculty and clinical instructors are responsible for the assessment and recommendations of this program with final decisions residing with the Chairman.

Non-Discrimination Policy

This excerpt is from University Policy 1-012: University Non-discrimination Policy. Revision 3:

The University of Utah does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran status (“protected class”), in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. Additionally, the University provides reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to qualified persons with disabilities.

Retaliation against individuals for engaging in activities protected under this Policy is prohibited. No person may intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege protected under this Policy or because the individual has made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation proceeding or hearing under this Policy or its associated Regulations.