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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) Career Studies Certificate



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Career Studies Certificate
221-172-04

Purpose: The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Career Studies Program is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the allied health interdisciplinary team which has need for highly skilled MR technologists. Upon completion of the curriculum and successful completion and documentation of all required clinical competencies as set forth by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) the student is eligible to apply to take the national registry examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Technologist in MR by the ARRT.

Occupational Objectives: The student is eligible to apply to take the national Registry examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Technologist in MR by the ARRT.

Retention Policies: Students who receive a final grade lower than a “C” in any course will not receive the certificate until a grade of “C” or better is obtained. Students can petition to retake courses.

This program begins in even fall semesters (for example Fall 2014, Fall 2016).

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 12


* This course has a requisite. 

Admission Requirements and Procedures: The student in Magnetic Resonance Imaging must have completed an approved program in radiography, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine technology. The student must be registered or registry eligible by the appropriate certification agency. Applicants must have maintained a “C” average in past program courses in the discipline of certification.

Applicants must complete an application to VWCC, provide official transcripts of all other colleges attended, provide a minimum of 2 letters of reference and have an interview with a member of the Radiography program faculty prior to formal admission. The student in Magnetic Resonance Imaging must abide by all community college policies.

Students are responsible for Internet access for distance courses.

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