2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Degree Plan: Magnetic Resonance Imaging A.A.S.

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

El Centro campus only

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

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. A minimum grade requirement of "C" or better is required in all MRIT courses.

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.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
SCIT 1420 Physics for Allied Health 4
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 14
Course Course Title Credit Hours
RADR 2340 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 3
Semester Total 3
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MRIT 2334 Magnetic Resonance Equipment and Methodology 3
MRIT 2660 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 6
MRIT 2330 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
Semester Total 12
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MRIT 2374 Advanced Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
MRIT 2661 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 6
MRIT 1191 Special Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology/Technician 1
Semester Total 10
Course Course Title Credit Hours
MRIT 2563 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5
Semester Total 5
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.