Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
The fully online MRI certificate curriculum is designed to educate students (U.S. registered radiographers; U.S.-registered radiation therapy technologists or U.S.-certified nuclear medicine technologists (RT(N)); or ARDMS credentialed) to use MRI equipment, conduct image scans of cross-sections of the body, and reconstruct those scans into 3-D images. Students learn how contrast agents aid in viewing specific areas during an MRI procedure. Students also gain an understanding of how MRI uses a combination of powerful magnetic fields, pulsing radio-frequencies, and a computer to produce images of almost any area of the body.
This online professional certificate program is an ideal way to enhance your imaging skills and can be completed full time in one year or on a part-time basis over a period of 2 years. Graduates may also apply the earned credits toward the Applied Health Studies bachelor's degree at Penn College, and conveniently continue their education at the same institution. An added MRI credential may lead to higher salaries and increased marketability.
This major is available online via distance learning.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $55,200 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,570.The top 10 percent earned more than $78,440.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||115,430||$27.66||$57,530|
|Offices of Physicians||41,520||$25.58||$53,210|
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories||14,410||$27.81||$57,850|
|Outpatient Care Centers||7,290||$27.90||$58,030|
|Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)||4,780||$28.35||$58,970|
Statistics reported in May 2013
Special Admissions Requirements
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Tools, Uniforms & Supplies
Some items are available for purchase through The College Store.
Radiography Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.