Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Do you want to work on the cutting edge of medical technology to help doctors diagnose diseases or injuries? The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) certificate program prepares you to operate MRI units to produce quality images of patients’ internal structures. MRI technology is used to identify or assess issues from malformed blood vessels to brain damage, making it a dynamic field for beginning a healthcare career. The MRI certificate program will prepare you to possess the knowledge, skills, and affect to meet the demands of an entry-level technologist position in magnetic resonance imaging.

Completing this certificate makes you eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) MRI Certification Examination.

Coursework includes common pathology that may be encountered, and relevant imaging protocols and patient care techniques for that specific pathology.

Employment Opportunities:
MRI technologists perform scans in hospitals, medical laboratories and physicians’ offices. The outlook for MRI technologists is stronger than average, with an expected 14% increase in employment from 2016 to 2026.*

Please note, applicants must have prior certification in a radiologic discipline and/or unencumbered licensure as a radiographer.

Program

75 hours theory, 400 clinical hours
26 weeks
10 credits
Pre-requisites: Cross-Sectional Anatomy – RAD 301 & Human Disease/Pathophysiology – BIO 341, or equivalent courses (C+ or better)
Start Dates in Fall & Spring
Cost: View Tuition & Fees

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • Application fee
  • Official high school transcript or GED
  • Official college transcript (if applicable)
  • Appropriate certification in radiologic discipline and/or unencumbered licensure as a radiographer
  • Current CPR Certification

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Radiologic and MRI Technologists,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/radiologic-technologists.htm (visited June 27, 2018).