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Degree Plans - Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Magnetic Resonance Imaging 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.