Final Deadline: June 1, 2021
MRI employs radio signals within a high magnetic field to observe the behavior of atoms within body tissues. Because of its versatility and the high degree of detail it can obtain, MRI has become the preferred imaging technology for a growing number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures even though it requires more scanning time and is generally more costly than CT.
This professional-level certificate program provides working radiologic technologists with the training needed to perform MRI scans with the most advanced equipment in current use. Those who successfully complete this program will:
Offered in collaboration with CSUN’s College of Health & Human Development, this Advanced Professional Development certificate program, which consists of four courses – three online and one in a clinical setting – takes only one year to complete.*
The online courses focus on theory and can be completed at the student’s home or workplace. The clinical education component consists of 355 hours of educational experience in qualified clinical or hospital settings.**
Applicants must show proof of successful completion of College Algebra (or equivalency) or a higher level of math preferably within the past 5 years from a regionally-accredited institution. (College Algebra at CSUN = MATH 102.)
*Taken concurrently with CSUN’s Advanced Professional Development certificate in Computed Tomography (CT), students will complete both certificates in one year. Earning the two certificates separately takes approximately two years.
**Due to COVID-19 restrictions, aspects of clinical placement have been adjusted. Please see “Program Requirements” for more information.
Financial aid is not available for this program.