Programs And Courses

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Online curriculum with flexible clinical opportunities, intended for working technologists. Not just a registry
review, this program prepares technologists to work in the field.

Do I qualify for the courses?
MRI students must be registered in or eligible for these ARRT primary certifications:

  • Radiography
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Nuclear medicine -your Nuclear Medicine Technology credentials may be through ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB)
  • Sonography -your Sonography credentials may be through ARRT or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)

How do I enroll in the program?

What are the required courses?
MRI- Annually beginning Fall Semester.

Students have the option to take the didactic courses without the clinical portion, however the clinical courses have to be taken with the didactic courses.

  • Fall (1st 7wks): RADT 281C Safety and Instrumentation (2 credits)
  • Fall (2nd 7 wks): RADT 281D Anatomy, pathology and Procedures (2 credits)
  • Spring (1st 7 wks): RADT 282K MRI Principles and Image Formation (Physics) (2 credits)
  • Spring (2nd 7 wks): RADT 282L Parameters and Pulse Sequence (2 credits)
  • (1st 6 wks): RADT 281E Special Procedures (2 credits)
  • Clinical I RADT 281F starts the 2nd 7 weeks of the fall
  • Clinical II RADT 281 G runs in the spring following 281F in case the student needs more time to complete the number of repetitions needed to sit for boards. (125 procedures/ repetitions) (2 credits)

You need to complete and document the following to attend the clinical course:

  • Ethical Eligibility Form
  • Federal Background Check (Cogent Systems)
  • PA State Police Criminal Record Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Radiation Dosimetry Device Information Form
  • Permission for Photography, Quotes, Videography Form
  • Health Exam Forms
  • Urine Drug/Alcohol Screening (Concentra)
  • Student Statement of Release Form
  • CPR (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider)
  • Clinical Release and Agreement
  • Recent clinical experience

When does HACC hold classes?
MRI courses are sequenced in Fall and Spring semesters.
The didactic courses will be on-line and the clinical courses will be at an affiliated clinical site in the region.

How much does the program cost?
All Courses are eligible for ARRT continuing education credits, and may qualify for tuition reimbursement through your current employer.

MRI Estimated Expenses (pdf)

Will I be eligible for credentials?
If you complete the didactic and clinical courses you will meet the educational and clinical experience requirements to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist's (ARRT) post primary certification examination in MRI.

What will I learn? 
MRI Anatomy, Pathology, MRI Procedures, MRI Principles and Image Formation, MRI Parameters and Pulsed Sequences, MRI Patient Safety and Instrumentation.

  • All didactic courses are offered online in an interactive format.
  • Clinical Rotations are optional in this 14-credit program.  This program can be completed in as few as 2-3 semesters.
  • We offer flexible scheduling for optional clinical rotations conducted over two to three semesters.
  • Didactic courses meet the ARRT formal education requirements while clinical experience provides an opportunity to complete the ARRT clinical requirements.

Who can I contact for more information/Program Office?
Contact us today for more information and to set up a virtual advising session.

Tami Burkholder
Monday - Friday 8a.m. - 4:30p.m.
HACC Lancaster Campus
East Building Rm 207
1641 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602