2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Degree Plan: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Advanced Technical Certificate


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.

(Advanced Technical Certificate)

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: ATC.MRI.14

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, Computerized Technology, Interventional Radiology, 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.

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 30

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.