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  Apr 24, 2024
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Enhanced Skills Certificate

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a sophisticated modality that uses a powerful magnet within the Diagnostic Imaging services that deals with cross-sectional imaging in a multi-planar manner of the human anatomy.

With this award, you may seek jobs such as:

MRI Technologist

Related Awards:

Computed Tomography Enhanced Skills Certificate   

Radiography Technologist, A.A.S.  

Total Credit Hours Required: 12

Milestone Course(s)

*** denotes Milestone course(s)

A milestone course is a course that is critical for success in this program as determined by the Faculty of the Alamo Colleges District.

Additional Program Information

About the MRI Enhanced Skills Certificate:

The St. Philip’s College Radiography Technology Program has an educational opportunity for American Registry of  Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Registered Technologists to earn enhanced skills in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The program is designed for those working as imaging technologists.

What is Magnetic Resonance Imaging?

As defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration, “Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging procedure that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce cross-sectional images of organs and internal structures of the body. Because the signal detected by an MRI machine varies depending on the water content and local magnetic properties of a particular area of the body, different tissues or substances can be distinguished from one another in the study image. MRI can give different information about structures in the body than can be obtained using a standard x-ray, ultrasound, or computed tomography (CT) exam. For example, an MRI exam of a joint can provide detailed images of ligaments and cartilage, which are not visible using other study types. In some cases, a magnetically active material (called a contrast agent) is used to show internal structures or abnormalities more clearly.”

Who can apply for the program?

Applicants must be graduates of an accredited Radiologic Science or Radiology Technology program and hold current registration in Radiography with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and a current license with the Texas Medical Board. Application to the program is required.

How do I apply?

Submit an completed application

Provide proof of certification of RT (ARRT) and Texas State License

An unofficial copy of college transcript(s)

Resume to include work experience in the Imaging Sciences

 For more details about the program, visit our webpage at:


CIP Code: 51.0911
Major Code: MGRI