Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certificate
Biological and Health Sciences Division, Room B213, (847) 543-2042
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) certificate prepares radiographers to work in medical facilities as MRI technologists. Graduates of the program are qualified to take the national MRI certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
This is a limited enrollment program. Didactic courses are only offered online. Students are required to meet the screening requirements in effect at the time of screening. Students who screen and are accepted into a limited enrollment program will be required to complete the curriculum that is in place at the time of entrance into the program. If students who screen are not granted admission, they must rescreen and satisfy all screening and curriculum requirements in place for a future program to start.
The mission of the College of Lake County Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program is to cultivate exceptional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists through equitable high-quality instruction in didactic and clinical settings. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program advocates independent, professional and ethical judgment, cultural and technical competence, advanced quality care, and continuous education to the diverse communities it serves.
The College of Lake County Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program’s Vision is committed to providing a holistic education designed to meet the needs of community stakeholders. In addition, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program upholds the Values of the College of Lake County… Purpose, Integrity, Excellence, Inclusion, Unity, and Compassion.
A. Students must have submitted the following documents to the Welcome and One-Stop Center:
Student Information Form
MRI Request for Screening Form
Copy of current certification of your imaging field
A professional resume documenting years of experience in a related imaging field (must include employer, job responsibilities, and dates employed)
B. Meet minimum technical performance standards as defined for the profession.
Please note that MRI is an advanced certificate and is open only to students who are registered in radiography or radiation therapy by the ARRT or in nuclear medicine technology by ARRT or the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) or in sonography by ARRT or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
The deadline is the first Wednesday in March of odd years. If space is available in the program after the initial screening deadline, qualified students will be accepted in an order based on academic qualifications. All required materials must be submitted to the Records Office by the screening deadline.
The number of students that can be admitted to any clinical education course is limited for any given session. Therefore, a screening procedure is used to select the academically best qualified from those who request consideration.
Preference is given to residents of CLC’s district, or a community college district that does not offer a Medical Imaging program and is a member of the CAREER consortium. Students who live outside of CLC’s district but are eligible for in-district tuition because they are employed by a district employer are NOT considered residents of the district for purposes of selection into the program.
Students who are selected for the program are required to undergo a background check and a urine drug screen. The results of the background check and drug screen may result in the student losing his/her seat in the program. The costs are borne by the student.
Students must maintain a minimum grade of “C” in each Medical Imaging course to continue in and graduate from the MRI program.
Note: The lecture portion of the courses is taught online.
MRI Physics and Instrumentation
MRI Procedures and Sectional Anatomy I
MRI Practicum *
MRI Procedures and Sectional Anatomy II
MRI Practicum *
MRI Procedures and Sectional Anatomy III
Total hours for Certificate
* The Practicum has been designed to be flexible and accommodate a variety of schedules. Actual clinic days and hours will be determined by the student and the instructor.
For more information on recommended courses or program-specific advising, contact faculty member Dr. Lynn Wiechert at firstname.lastname@example.org, Christina Lozano at email@example.com or the Biological and Health Sciences division.