Spring Semester 2019 Catalog

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialist, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus

Entrance Dates: Fall (Evening and Day Program)
Length of Program: Two Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 24

Program Description: The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technical certificate program provides educational opportunities to the post-graduate registered Radiologic Technologist, registered Radiation Therapist, registered Sonographer, and registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. It provides students with the knowledge needed to perform MRI exams, and to sit for the Post-Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging certification examination. The academic component is designed to meet competency requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Exam in MRI, as well as providing for continuing educational requirements.

Admission: Admission to the program can be obtained through achieving the established minimum score on the ACCUPLACER exam. A high school diploma or GED is required for program admission. Applicants must be a graduate of a Radiologic Technology program and registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Employment Opportunities: MRI technologists perform diagnostic imaging exams using MRI scanners and work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, imaging centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and outpatient care centers.

Gainful Employment

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 24 credits

MRIM 2300Orientation & Intro to MRI

3

MRIM 2350MRI Clinical Education I

6

MRIM 2320MRI Procedure & CrossSect Anat

3

MRIM 2330MRI Physics & Instrumentation

3

MRIM 2360MRI Clinical Education II

6

MRIM 2370MRI Review

3

Notes:

  • A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses in the curriculum outline.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to complete the clinical clearance package. All required immunizations, including Hepatitis B, must be accompanied by documentation. Students who refuse to take the Hepatitis B vaccination series must sign a declination form and be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse them an opportunity to gain clinical experience.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.
  • Student activities associated with the curriculum, especially while students are completing his or her clinical rotations, will be educational in nature. Students will not be receiving monetary remuneration during this educational experience, nor will he or she be substituted for hired staff personnel within the clinical institution in the capacity of a MRI technologist.
  • Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to sit for the Post-Primary Magnetic Resonance Imaging certification exam.
  • Prior to participation in campus/clinical labs, students are required to show proof of current health insurance. Students who cannot show proof of health insurance need to be aware that clinical practicum sites may refuse to allow them the opportunity to gain clinical experience at their facility.

Guided Pathway

Augusta Evening Program

PROGRAM NAME: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialist

AWARD: Technical Certificate of Credit

CAMPUS: Augusta Evening Program

Year 1 Fall Semester

MRIM 2300Orientation & Intro to MRI

3

MRIM 2320MRI Procedure & CrossSect Anat

3

MRIM 2350MRI Clinical Education I

6

Year 1 Spring Semester

MRIM 2330MRI Physics & Instrumentation

3

MRIM 2370MRI Review

3

MRIM 2360MRI Clinical Education II

6

*Refer to the College catalog for course prerequisite requirements.

Students who choose to not follow the Course Sequence listed above may not be able to complete the program in the number of semesters shown above.

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