2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Magnetic Resonance Imaging



MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI)

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

El Centro only

ECC-Reactivated June 1, 2012.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.MRI.12

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is a two-year program that prepares students to function as a MRI Technologist. The first year of the program consists of general education and health occupations core courses. The second year of the program provides intensive didactic and clinical training in the medical specialty of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

The MRI technologist performs examinations using magnetism and radio frequency to visualize internal organs such as the heart, abdominal organs and brain. It may also be used to visualize bony structures such as the spine, skull, and extremities. Graduates will be eligible to take the MRI Registry Exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
12-13

SEMESTER I (Fall)

SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3
HPRS 1204 Basic Health Profession Skills 2
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16

SEMESTER II (Spring)

HPRS 2231 General Health Professions Management 2
SCIT 1408 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II OR 4
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
HPRS 2210 Basic Health Profession Skills II 2
HPRS 2201 Pathophysiology 2
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
14

SEMESTER III (Summer 1)

RADR 2340 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 3
3

SEMESTER IV (Fall)

MRIT 2334 Magnetic Resonance Equipment and Methodology 3
MRIT 2560 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5
MRIT 2330 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
MRIT 1170 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety 1
12

SEMESTER V (Spring)

MRIT 2374 Advanced Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
MRIT 2561 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5
MRIT 1191 Special Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology/Technician 1
9

SEMESTER VI (Summer I)

MRIT 2562 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5
5
Minimum Hours Required 71-72

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from any three-credit hour course from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) - ADVANCED TECHNICAL CERTIFICATE

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

El Centro only

ECC-Reactivated June 1, 2012.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: ATC.MRI.12

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate Option is for a student having at least a previous Associate Degree in a designated allied health field or a B.S. degree with a major in a science discipline. Potential students will be considered on an individual basis to determine if they have an adequate background in anatomy and physiology and math and physics. Current Registry in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy, and Sonography is also required. Upon completion, a certificate will be awarded.

The MRI technologist performs examinations using magnetism and radio frequency to visualize internal organs such as the heart, abdominal organs, and brain. It may also be used to visualize bony structures such as the spine, skull, and extremities. Graduates will be eligible to take the MRI Registry Exam offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

CREDIT HOURS

PREREQUISITES

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
9-10

SEMESTER I (Summer 1)

RADR 2340 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 3
3

SEMESTER II (Fall)

MRIT 2330 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
MRIT 2334 Magnetic Resonance Equipment and Methodology 3
MRIT 2560 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5
MRIT 1170 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Safety 1
12

SEMESTER III (Spring)

MRIT 1191 Special Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology/Technician 1
MRIT 2374 Advanced Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
MRIT 2561 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5
9

SEMESTER IV (Summer)

MRIT 2562 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5
5
Minimum Hours Required 38-39

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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