Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Online Certificate

The online MRI certificate curriculum is designed to educate students (U.S. registered radiographers) 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 can be completed online in one year; working students can complete courses on a part-time basis and graduate within two 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.

New major effective Fall 2013

This major is available online via distance learning.

Program Specs

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MRI Machine
MRI Students
MRI Scan

About the curriculum


View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.

After graduation

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for radiologic technologists was $54,620 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,060, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $77,160.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,430 $30.94 $64,360
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,500 $32.07 $66,690
Offices of Physicians 4,620 $32.67 $67,960
Outpatient Care Centers 430 $33.05 $68,740
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 $32.21 $67,000

*Statistics reported in May 2012

Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

Some items are available for purchase through The College Store.

Radiography Advisory Committee

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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.

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