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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Curriculum Description

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) curriculum prepares students to become MRI technologists and skilled health care professionals that are educated to use magnetic energy fields to produce images of the human body.

Course work includes Imaging fundamentals, MRI physics, procedures, anatomy, pathology, patient care, and Imaging ethics and law, in a medical environment. Students should be able to demonstrate all functional areas related to the magnetic resonance imaging field.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) national examination for certification and registration as MRI technologists. Graduates may be employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, physicians’ offices, government agencies and research.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

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POS Approved: Fall 2011

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy NEW PREREQ 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
IMG 110 Fundamentals of Imag I 2 0 6 4
IMG 120 Patient Care Medical Imag 1 2 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 163
OR
Basic Anat & Physiology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 4 2 0 5
BIO 168
AND
Anatomy and Physiology I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (3) (0) (4)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (3) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
IMG 111 Fundamentals of Imag II 2 0 6 4
IMG 130 Imaging Ethics & Law 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Argument-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114
OR
Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 115 Oral Communication 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PHY 110
AND
Conceptual Physics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
PHY 110A
OR
Conceptual Physics Lab Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (0) (2) (0) (1)
PHY 121
OR
Applied Physics I (3) (2) (0) (4)
PHY 125 Health Sciences Physics 3 2 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MRI 213 MRI Patient Care & Safety 2 0 0 2
MRI 216 MRI Instrumentation 2 0 0 2
MRI 250 MRI Clinical Ed I 0 0 12 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 12
Credit Hours: 11

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MRI 214 MRI Procedures I 2 0 0 2
MRI 217 MRI Physics I 2 0 0 2
MRI 241 MRI Anatomy & Path I 2 0 0 2
MRI 260 MRI Clinical Ed II 0 0 21 7
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 21
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MRI 215 MRI Procedures II 2 0 0 2
MRI 218 MRI Physics II 2 0 0 2
MRI 242 MRI Anatomy & Path II 2 0 0 2
MRI 270 MRI Clinical Ed III 0 0 24 8
MRI 271 MRI Capstone 1 0 0 1
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 24
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 72

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 231, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, MUS 110, PHI 215 or PHI 240 or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor to other possible electives.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education. In addition, national and/or state registry and/or licensure boards may prohibit
eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records. Please refer to the Health Technologies section on www.forsythtech.edu.

**Hours will vary depending on selection.

General Education Courses

Written Communication:

ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 114

Oral Communication:

ENG 115

Behavioral and Social Science:

PSY 118, PSY 150

Humanities and Fine Arts:

ART 111, ENG 231, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110

Sciences:

BIO 163, BIO 168/169, PHY 110/110A, PHY 121, PHY 125

Technology:

CIS 111

A45800