College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Our certificate program in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prepares individuals for a career in an exciting field of diagnostic imaging. The program accepts qualified individuals into a 10-month, 21-credit sequence of courses that provides students with both classroom instruction and clinical experience.
About the Program
- In this advanced certificate program, students gain eligibility to earn an additional credential in MRI - highly attractive to potential employers.
- Courses meet the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' (ARRT) structured education requirement for post-primary certification.
- Our program offers flexible schedules and evening classes.
- Our 15+ clinical affiliates in the Greater Hartford area include major hospitals and private imaging offices, providing students real-world training.
Classes begin in the fall, with completion of classroom instruction the following spring. Completion of clinical requirements may extend beyond the spring semester, as determined by individual student progress. Upon completion of both classroom instruction and clinical requirements, graduates may be eligible to sit for the national credentialing examination in magnetic resonance imaging offered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
In accordance with ARRT's guidelines, "candidates pursuing post-primary pathway certification and registration in Magnetic Resonance Imaging must be certified and registered in radiography, nuclear medicine technology (registration through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) is also accepted), radiation therapy, or sonography (registration through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is also accepted)" and licensed in the State of Connecticut.
Individuals are required to be CPR-certified and must undergo a background check and drug screen prior to clinical placement.