Program of Study

This program prepares its graduates for employment in the field of magnetic resonance imaging by providing learning experiences (classroom, lab, and clinical) that parallel the skills and level of competency necessary to function as entry-level MRI technologists. Graduates demonstrate the ability to critically think and effectively communicate with patients as well as other medical professionals. MRI technologists operate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, monitor patient safety and comfort, explain the MRI procedures, conduct quality control, and maintain patient records.  Graduates that satisfy requirements are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) national examination for certification and registration as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (RT, MR-ARRT).  Options are available for students with no prior imaging experience (AAS Degree) and those with specific primary imaging registration and certification (Diploma).

Additional Information

Careers Available

Qualified Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technologists employ their knowledge to provide medical imaging services at hospitals, imaging centers, physician’s offices, mobile MR Imaging companies, and research facilities.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Strong math and science aptitude, adaptability and flexibility based on the situation.  The ability to work with a diverse population based on age, cultural background, and degrees of illness.  Empathetic and compassionate personality with good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team environment as well as independently.  Good analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as good technological computer skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

People person, self starter, motivated, attention to detail, dependability, and good technology and computer skills.


Forsyth Technical Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The Forsyth Tech MRI Program is recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Program Offerings

Program Credential Level Offered Code
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Associate in Applied Science Day A45800
Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Advanced Placement Diploma Day D45800

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program, contact Vera Kimbrell, M.Ed, RT MR R Program Coordinator, at 336-734-7286 or