Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

This certificate prepares students for entry-level MRI Imaging Technologists.

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Career Studies Certificate

Credit Hours


Required Courses

  • RAD 115: Principles of MRI - 3 credits
  • RAD 196: On Site Training- or MRI - 5 credits
  • RAD 247: Cross Sectional Anatomy - 3 credits
  • RAD 248: Case Studies in MRI - 3 credits
  • RAD 251: Advanced Patient Care - 3 credits
  • RAD 296: On Site Training II - CT or MRI Clinical - 5 credits

Admissions Requirements

Prior to enrollment in the MRI program, students must hold a current ARRT licensure as a Radiographer.

Apply to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate Program
*The deadline for submitting an application was June 1st, 2020 by 5pm. Applications have closed for the Fall 2020. 

The MRI Program at PVCC will treat P+ as a C+ (2.5) grade when determining GPA/points for competitive admissions decisions.
        *Students are encouraged to ask for letter grades if planning to apply to the MRI program at PVCC.

Program Information

Occupational Objectives: Successful graduates will be prepared to operate magnetic resonance imaging scanners in healthcare facilities to create diagnostic images. Successful completers will sit for the MRI certification exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Compliance Requirements Successful completion of clinical compliance documentation, including criminal background check, drug screening, and immunization documentation, is required for clinical internships. Please contact division office for detailed information at