Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Magnetic Resonance Imaging program offers graduate radiologic technologists, radiation therapists, nuclear medicine technologists, and diagnostic medical sonographers the opportunity to complete both didactic coursework and clinical skills experience necessary to prepare to meet eligibility for the professional certification in this field. The program focuses on specific skills and knowledge necessary to become proficient in this field.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5626
Total Credits Required
19
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Apply magnetic resonance imaging safety in the clinical setting.
  2. Interpret orders for diagnostic imaging procedures.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication in a healthcare setting.
  4. Apply knowledge and learning to the professional development in the field of magnetic resonance imaging.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Admission Criteria

1. Certified by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Radiography or in Radiation Therapy, OR Certified by ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) in Nuclear Medicine, OR Certified by American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or ARRT in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
2. Formal admission to the program by the Program Coordinator is required. Prerequisite courses must be completed before students are eligible to apply to the program.
3. Background Check Requirements: Admission to an Allied Health program requires that students be in compliance with the Maricopa County Community College District Background Check standards. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD background check policy.
4. Clinical Health and Safety requirements must be met. Upon conditional program enrollment, the student must comply with all requirements of the MCCCD clinical health and safety policy.
5. Inability to comply with Background Check requirements and/or Clinical Health and Safety requirements at the start of classes may result in cancellation of enrollment.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
DMI/ICE233 Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Critical course Gateway course 1
DMI/DMS/ICE220 or
NUC220
Sectional Anatomy or Sectional Anatomy for Nuclear Medicine 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ICE229 Magnetic Resonance (MR) Multi-Planar Sectional Anatomy 2
ICE254 Advanced Imaging Practicum 1
ICE264 MRI Physics, Instrumentation and Safety 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
ICE268 MRI Advanced Imaging Practicum 2
ICE269 Magnetic Resonance Procedure Protocols 3
ICE272 Magnetic Resonance Pathology 3
ICE292 MRI Board Exam Review Preparation 1
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=143563).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.