Career Studies Certificate
This program is not eligible for federal or state financial aid.
Purpose: The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Career Studies Program is designed to prepare selected AART eligible or Registered Technologists 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 will be eligible to apply and take the national registry examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Technologist in MR by the ARRT.
Occupational Objectives: The technologist is eligible to apply and take the national ARRT examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Technologist in MR.
Admission Requirements: This is a restricted admissions program. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college. Please see the program-specific admission requirements at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/health-professions/mri/
Retention Policies: Technologists 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. Technologists can petition to retake courses.
A two-credit limited clinical component is available upon request after successful completion of all MRI program courses. Students must have a current CPR Healthcare Provider certification and must maintain that certification throughout clinicals. Additionally, the student must complete educational requirements as stated in the clinical affiliation agreements, such as, but not limited to, background check, drug screen, proof of immunization, etc. If interested, please contact the Radiography Program Head.
Program Notes: This program is offered in the fall semester of even years (for example Fall 2022, Fall 2024). This program can be completed online.