Academic Associate of Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan is a very common procedure preformed at hospitals around
the world. In the MRI program at WCUI, you will learn how to use this dynamic technology that is
part of the forefront of preventative care. You will serve as the doctor’s eyes by operating
scanners that use a strong magnetic field and radio waves to capture detailed images of the organs
and tissues within the body. These images help doctors diagnose medical issues such as tumors,
aneurysms, strokes and heart attack damage, among other conditions.
• Academic Associates of Science - MRI
• Complete program in 18 or 21 months
• Learn to operate MRI scanners and perform MRI optimization of images while tending to safety
and patient care protocols
• Grads are eligible for MRI exams through ARRT and ARMRIT registries
• Short Program
• Program designed for technologists with an ARRT(R) in radiography looking to advance to
Advanced-Level Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MR) examination through ARRT
• Engaging instruction with laboratory hands on training
• Opportunities for externship at a hospital or imaging facility
• Scholarships are available to those who qualify
• Accreditation and Licensure
Use the many resources that WCUI’s has developed to become eligible for relevant registries upon
• American Registry Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) arrt.org
• American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT) armrit.org
* These registry’s are independent organizations and the prerequisites for eligibility can change
at any time without WCUI’s knowledge or consent. This document is meant to be a guide only and all
students should review the registry’s website for the most up-to-date information.
• Program Objectives
Graduates of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program will:
- 1. Demonstrate a commitment to the field of Magnetic Resonance
- 2. Effectively express oneself in written and oral
- 3. Demonstrate problem-solving techniques in the basic concepts
and principles of physical science.
- 4. Demonstrate entry level clinical knowledge, skills, and
attitudes in the care of patients undergoing magnetic resonanceimaging
- 5. Demonstrate a commitment to ethics and professionalism.
- 6. Demonstrate the skills necessary for an entry level position
as an MRI Technologist.