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Magnetic Resonance (MR) Certificate Program

Certificate -  Medical Imaging Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
MR Concepts I MRC111 Fall 3 acceptance into MR Program
MR Concepts II MRC211 Spring 3 MRC111; co-req MRC299
MR Clinical Internship MRC299 Spring 3 Chair approval; pre/co-req MRC211
Total Credits 9
Last Modified Date: April 5, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Health Sciences

Department: Medical Imaging

Degree Type: Certificate

This is a selective program. View Magnetic Resonance Selective Program Application and Instructions

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This Magnetic Resonance (MR) Certificate Program is designed for experienced medical imaging professionals seeking to enter the field of MR imaging. The didactic and clinical content is structured to meet the content requirements of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Post-primary Examination in MR, and will help professionals prepare for the examination. Didactic courses are delivered online in an interactive format to accommodate the working adult student. Students are responsible for finding a host hospital in which to complete the 100 hour clinical internship in which relevant skills will be reinforced. Students must earn a numerical grade of 80 or higher in all courses. Failure to meet internship objectives or failure to obtain a numerical course grade of 80 or better constitutes failure in that course. Students may apply for readmission to the program one time.

All MR students are required to undergo a physical examination; complete the necessary immunization forms, including three (3) Hepatitis B series; have malpractice and health insurance, and undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check.

Admission Requirements:

Student must apply to the program through Admissions and Enrollment Services and:

  1. Present a completed application with fee.
  2. Submit a copy of the current ARRT card.
  3. Submit a letter of interest. 
  4. Submit a letter of recommendation from a supervisor, including guarantee of a clinical site for the clinical internship.

Admission is selective. Completed applications will be reviewed by the Medical Imaging Department in April and July for a September start.

Program Overview

This certificate helps to prepare students for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists’ (ARRT) Post-primary Registry Examination in Magnetic Resonance, as well as for entry-level MR positions. It is intended for ARRT registered imaging professionals.

Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks

As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the Magnetic Resonance Certificate Program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Department of Criminal Justice Information Services, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.

For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193.

Career Outlook

It is expected that the number of positions in this modality will continue to grow in the near future. Opportunities exist in hospitals, outpatient clinics and free-standing medical imaging facilities.

Upon Completion of this Concentration Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in the essential aspects of MR imaging at the entry-level.
  • Understand the importance of life-long continuing education in the field of MR imaging.