Do you have an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university? Are you currently working in an imaging modality and are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)? If you are looking to pursue a post-primary pathway certification and advance your career, then the Advanced Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a good fit for you.
This 12-month, part-time program is offered entirely online for working technologists who wish to become more marketable by having instruction in an additional modality. This program is also intended for technologists working in MRI who are seeking post-primary certification.
MCPHS Online uses the learning management system Blackboard to facilitate online learning. The system offers a wide-range of tools for learning that support posting presentation files, sharing recorded lectures, participating in discussion forums, blogging, meeting in virtual classrooms, and accessing library resources to name just a few.
The Advanced Certificate in MRI program offers courses pertaining to MRI safety, physics, image production and pathology. Cross sectional anatomy is offered during the fall semester for those students who have not previously been enrolled in the course.
Students seeking to apply to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam may choose an optional clinical rotation offered in the fall semester. Students living in New England may either choose to enroll at an MCPHS University coordinated site in New England or may find a site locally to complete the required ARRT competencies. Those students living outside of New England will be responsible for securing their own clinical placement; the program coordinator will work with students as needed to meet any requirements set by the sponsoring clinical rotations.
Students placed into an MCPHS University coordinated site will be charged 8 credit hours of tuition in the 2nd fall semester (or alternate semester) in which they enroll in the clinical placement experience. Students finding their own placement without any oversight by MCPHS University will not be charged additional tuition.
Upon completion of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) clinical experience requirements, graduates of this certificate program will be prepared to sit for the MRI Post-primary Certification Exam. Graduates who are certified and registered through the ARRT may seek employment in a hospital or diagnostic imaging center.