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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Advanced Technical Certificate

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This course of study focuses on the underlying scientific theory, sectional anatomy, pathology and clinical protocols. Emphasis is placed on patient care and safety, principles of magnetism and the physical and chemical interactions of living matter within magnetic fields.

MRI technologists find careers in a variety of healthcare settings and locations, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician’s offices and extended care facilities. Additionally, this advance training empowers graduates for possible careers in medical research, sales, education, administration or supervisory/management positions.

In this program, students learn magnetic resonance physics, equipment operation and methodology, cross-sectional anatomy and patient care, while acquiring hands-on MRI imaging skills.

This program is a 12-month post-associate degree program that provides didactic and clinical instruction to currently certified American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) or Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) and state licensed (as applicable) Radiation Therapy.

Licensure – Employment in this field requires Texas licensure from the Texas Medical Board/ American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (State & National).

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Program Admission Criteria

This is an application based program. Students interested in applying to the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program should read the latest Magnetic Resonance Imaging program requirements.

Program Applications

The MRI Certificate Program is accepting applications from;

  • Currently Certified American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
  • State Licensed Radiation Therapy Technologists,


The MRI Certification Program is accepting applications from September 3, 2019 until December 6, 2019.  Applications are accepted until all clinical assignments are filled. Classes are scheduled to start, Spring Semester 2020. The class schedule will be announced soon.

For more information, please attend a MRI information session on the following dates;

MRI information sessions will be held in the Health Science Center 1, Room 132 at 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Tuesday, November 12 2019
  • Monday, December 2, 2019

Program Accreditation

The Medical Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.

Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Medical Radiologic Technology AAS Degree.

First Year

First Semester Courses 7 Credits
RADR 2240 Sectional Anatomy for Medical Imaging 2
MRIT 2260 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science 2
MRIT 2330 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 3
Second Semester Courses 6 Credits
MRIT 2360 Clinical - Radiologic Technology 3
MRIT 2355 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
MRIT 2334 Magnetic Resonance Equipment and Methodology 3
MRIT 2361 Clinical - Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 3
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Advanced Technical Certificate Program Total 19 Credits

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Career Options

Median wage: $57,2451

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Radiologic Technologist2
  • MRI Technician2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."


  1. Texas Wages and Employment Projections is brought to you by the Labor Market & Career Information (LMCI) Department of the Texas Workforce Commission. TexasWages.com
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.


Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.

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