Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Curriculum Description

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

Course work includes clinical rotations, 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 the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A45800
NC CIP: 51.0920
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 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 REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 4 2 0 5
BIO 168
AND
Anatomy and Physiology I REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (3) (0) (4)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (3) (0) (4)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 1 2 0 2
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 Requisite 2 0 6 4
IMG 130 Imaging Ethics & Law 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 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
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 13
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 16

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MRI 213 MRI Patient Care & Safety Requisite 2 0 0 2
MRI 216 MRI Instrumentation Requisite 2 0 0 2
MRI 250 MRI Clinical Ed I Requisite 0 0 12 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 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 Requisite 2 0 0 2
MRI 217 MRI Physics I Requisite 2 0 0 2
MRI 241 MRI Anatomy & Path I Requisite 2 0 0 2
MRI 260 MRI Clinical Ed II Requisite 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 Requisite 2 0 0 2
MRI 218 MRI Physics II Requisite 2 0 0 2
MRI 242 MRI Anatomy & Path II Requisite 2 0 0 2
MRI 270 MRI Clinical Ed III Requisite 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: 71

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, 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.

A45800