Skills Certificate - Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Location: 18600 Wedge Parkway, Bldg B, room 101
Phone: 775-850-4003
Fax: 775-850-4058

This skills certificate in Magnetic Resonance imaging is a professional certificate designed for those who want to continue their education after completing an associate degree in radiologic sciences. It is further designed to provide well trained and knowledgeable, entry-level MRI technologists to meet the needs of the medical community and for those students who are in search of an MRI program that will prepare them to sit for the advanced accreditation with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the Skills Certificate will:

  • Learn Patient screening procedures, safety issues, and biological considerations, MR terminology, and imaging principles and physics.
  • Learn cross-sectional anatomy and pathology to cover the entire human body.
  • Learn imaging techniques of the entire human body to include patient positioning, protocols, pulse sequences, advanced imaging, and post processing procedures.

Skills Certificates provide training for entry level positions or career advancement and are designed to prepare students to take state, national and/or industry-recognized certifications or licensing exams. Skills certificates are awarded upon completion of coursework and marked on a student's transcripts at the end of the semester (Student are unable to declare intent to complete a skills certificate.) Skills Certificates are not eligible for Financial Aid. 

To earn a skills certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  2. Have no financial or library obligation to the college
Certificate Requirements
AMI 236Cross-Sectional Anatomy and Pathology for Imaging Professionals3
AMI 201Introduction of MRI, Patient Care, and Safety2
AMI 238Physics, Instrumentation, and Imaging for MRI3
AMI 246MRI Procedures of the Central Nervous System3
AMI 250MRI Clinical Practicum I3
AMI 248Advanced MR Techniques and Post Processing3
AMI 256MRI Procedures of the Torso and Limbs3
AMI 260MRI Clinical Practicum II3
Total Units23
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
AMI 201 Introduction of MRI, Patient Care, and Safety 2
AMI 236 Cross-Sectional Anatomy and Pathology for Imaging Professionals 3
AMI 238 Physics, Instrumentation, and Imaging for MRI 3
AMI 246 MRI Procedures of the Central Nervous System 3
AMI 250 MRI Clinical Practicum I 3
 Semester Total14
2nd semester
AMI 248 Advanced MR Techniques and Post Processing 3
AMI 256 MRI Procedures of the Torso and Limbs 3
AMI 260 MRI Clinical Practicum II 3
 Semester Total9
 Total Units23