Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at El Centro

The MRI program at El Centro will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

Developing Skills for Success

The MRI program is located in El Centro College’s Center for Allied Health and Nursing, at Market and Pacific streets, a block from the main campus. The center comprises 55 classrooms and labs that contain some of the most advanced equipment available to educate health care students.

The center’s equipment includes:

  • Teaching labs that simulate surgical and hospital settings for specific program applications
  • Microphones and cameras in each classroom to capture audio and video instruction
  • Three classrooms with videoconferencing for two-way viewing
  • Two simulation labs with computerized patient mannequins

Application and Admission to the Program 

The program accepts six to 10 students each summer semester. Program courses are offered primarily during daytime hours, and clinical training experience begins after you are formally accepted to the program.

The program comprises lectures, skills labs and clinical experience and requires a full-time commitment from students. The schedule for classes and clinicals varies from semester to semester, but classes are typically held Monday through Friday during daytime hours. The 16-week academic semesters in fall and spring involve class and clinical experience every week.

Acceptance to allied health programs at El Centro College is by a competitive selection process. 

To apply to specified El Centro College allied health programs, including this one, you must meet the conditions of one of the following three eligibility categories before the application deadline. (Note: this is a general summary only; see complete eligibility guidelines.): 

  1. Completion of the six Health Professions Readiness courses: three courses each in the Health Professions Readiness I Skills Achievement Award and Health Professions Readiness II Skills Achievement Award.  

    Health Professions Readiness courses are listed under HPRS in the online catalog.  

    For complete information, see the Health Professions Readiness Awards (HPRA) information packet

  2. Documentation of a minimum of two years employment within the last five years as a health care worker in specified health care professions with direct patient care experience. 

  3. Documentation of a current credential in specified health care professions. 

See information packets for all allied health programs at El Centro College. Specific information on the selection and application process for individual programs is included in each packet.

Information Packet

Get complete information on program admission requirements and application instructions in the MRI information packet.

Information Sessions

El Centro College's health occupation information sessions are offered online. Please download a program information packet before viewing the online information session.

Drug Testing and Criminal Background Check

Students enrolled in Health Occupation programs at a college of DCCCD are required by Dallas/Ft. Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo drug testing and a criminal background check after admission to the program but within 30 days before the start of clinical rotations.