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Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Introduction

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Associate in Applied Science Degree: This program prepares people with new previous medical background to work as MRI technologists. It can be completed in two years by a full-time student. The first year of the program consists of general education and health occupations core courses; the second year provides intensive classroom and clinical training. Students will meet or exceed the standards of the profession as defined by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the standards of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology. Program graduates will be eligible to take the MRI registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for the registered magnetic resonance technologist credential RT (MR) (ARRT).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Advanced Technical Certificate: This certificate is for those allied health professionals who have earned a previous related degree and who hold current health care credentials. This certificate can be completed in two summer sessions plus one fall and one spring semester.

Graduates of this program find jobs in hospitals or imaging centers. Hospital operates 24/7 so weekend, evening and night jobs could be available.
 

Our Mission Statement

Students will meet or exceed the standards of the profession as defined by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and the standards of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technology. Program graduates will be eligible to take the MRI registry examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for the registered magnetic resonance technologist credential RT (MR) (ARRT).
 

Goals

  • Goal 1: Graduates who will successfully complete all program requirements, meet entry level expectations of employers, and successfully complete the ARRT national certification exam.
  • Goal 2: Graduates will have the ability to behave in a compassionate, ethical and professional manner.
  • Goal 3: Develop graduates who will recognize the need for life-long learning in their chosen profession.
  • Goal 4: Develop applied skills in effective communication, critical thinking, and problem solving in the practice of the magnetic resonance imaging profession.

Class Size

Each year the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program will admit 8-10 students.
 

Clinical Facilities:

  • Presbyterian Hospital
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Charlton Methodist Medical Center
  • Veterans Administration Hospital of Dallas
  • Doctors Hospital
  • St. Paul University Hospital and clinics
  • Preferred Imaging Centers
  • Medical City Dallas
  • Baylor Medical Center
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Scottish Rite Hospital

Clinical Site Policy:

A criminal background check and /or drug testing may be required prior to participation in the MRI clinical component by the clinical site. Applicants, please be advised, the criminal check and /or drug testing is not a requirement of the college or the MRI program. However, a student’s progress to graduation would be limited by an inability to complete the clinical portion of the program due to a clinical site not allowing that student to be on its campus due to the results of the background check of drug screen. Programmatic hours are 7am-9pm with possible clinical hours during days, evenings and weekends.

If you have general questions regarding the Magnetic Resonance Imaging program, its entry requirements, or the admissions process, please contact the Health Occupations Admissions via email ecchoao@dcccd.edu or phone Brandon Mosley (972)860-5005 and one of our staff members will assist you.