2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Degree Plan: Magnetic Resonance Imaging AAS

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016.
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(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

El Centro only

  • 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.14

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.



ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
SCIT 1420 Physics for Allied Health 4
SCIT 1407 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR 4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
HPRS 1204 Basic Health Profession Skills 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
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
HPRS 2300 Pharmacology for Health Professions 3


RADR 2340 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 3


MRIT 2334 Magnetic Resonance Equipment and Methodology 3
MRIT 2560 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5
MRIT 2330 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
HPRS 2231 General Health Professions Management 2


MRIT 2374 Advanced Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
MRIT 2265 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2
MRIT 1191 Special Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology/Technician 1
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3


MRIT 2268 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2
Minimum Hours Required 60

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected 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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