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Career Studies Certificate AN  

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Purpose: This career studies certificate is designed as an enhanced- competency module to provide expertise in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to registered technologists. This curriculum will prepare registered technologists for employment as MRI technologist in hospitals and imaging centers. Courses will fulfill professional continuing education (CEU) requirements, including the American Society of Radiologic Technologistsí ECE program.

Eligibility: All students must be graduates of an approved radiologic technology program and be registered or registry eligible according to the standards provided by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Radiographers must be registered in Radiography for one year prior to being eligible to sit for the Magnetic Resonance Registry.

Program Requirements: All students must hold a current CPR-C certification. Students must maintain a C average in all courses. A career certificate will not be awarded until a grade of C or better is obtained in all didactic and clinical components.

Clinical Requirements: Students will be required to locate an imaging center/hospital to complete the clinical component of this course. An NVCC Preceptor Agreement must be presented to the clinical staff. The contract must be signed and filed in the radiography offices prior to beginning clinical rotations. Days and hours of clinical assignments will be agreed upon by the preceptor and the students. Students must complete the specified clinical hours by the end of the semester.

One YearFall SemesterSpring Semester

   RAD115Principles of Magnetic Resonance3
   RAD247Cross-sectional Anatomy3
RAD136Clinical Procedures in MRI 3
RAD298Seminar & Project: MRI Case Studies 1

Total Credits/Semester94

Total credits for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Career Studies Certificate = 13.

1 15 clinical hours per week are required for 16 weeks = 240 clinical hours.

2 Case studies will be offered in a weekend format.

Students may complete the Career Studies Certificate in Computed Tomography concurrently by registering for the following additional courses:

RAD 242 CT Procedures and Instrumentation 2 cr. RAD 243 Clinical Internship in CT 2 cr. RAD 244 Case Studies in CT 1 cr.

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