Magnetic resonance imaging technologists work in a highly specialized field operating sophisticated computerized equipment. They provide detailed cross-sectional images of the human body, assisting physicians with quality patient diagnosis and treatment.This is a full-time, six-month certificate program requires two quarters: Spring and Summer. The program starts in April and ends in September. During the program students take formal course work along with clinical instruction. There are no arrangements for part-time or evening status. Clinical sites are available but the student is not guaranteed placement close to the his/her residence.
The program requires 40 hours per week, which includes didactic and clinical experience. Clinical involves four eight-hour days per week. Classes are scheduled for one day per week and may require the student to be on campus.
A combined twelve-month MRI/CT program is also offered. Interested applicants should check the appropriate box on the application.
The MRI Student Profile
Enthusiastic and interested in maintaining high standards of academics, clinical performance, and patient care. Possesses a broad knowledge of human anatomy and computer skills. Strong academic performance in science and related courses. Students should be detail-oriented, able to work under pressure with critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
|Quarter||Application Open||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Spring of 2024||Jun 1, 2023||—||Dec 1, 2023|
- Current ARRT license in Radiography (R)
- Current California (CRT) license
- Current CPR card with the American Heart Association.
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in all didactic and clinical course work. Each student must complete all clinical requirements and class work, including assignments, quizzes, and exams.
- Venipuncture is highly recommended
- Current required vaccinations by program start date
A minimum of 12 hours of career observation in MRI is required. Students interested in combined CT & MRI program will need 12 hours of observation in each modality. The Career Observation Form is available as a download from the forms page on the Web site.
The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.
Required Program Costs
Academic Year 2023-2024
|Year of Program
|Tuition & Fees||$9,960|
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
Other Educational Costs
Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.
NotesThe Special Imaging program is full-time for each quarter. The cost for the program is subject to change. Since this is a certificate program, financial aid is not available for the CT or MRI certificate programs. Please contact the Student Financial Aid Office at 909-558-4509 if you have specific questions.
This program qualifies for VA tuition benefits. Visit: http://www.gibill.va.gov for details.
- Estimated amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
- Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
- To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.