This 18 week course is designed to educate technologists in the post-primary practice of MRI. Core topics include but are not limited to, MRI procedures and equipment operation, patient care (education, preparation, orientation and positioning), patient history and assessment, contrast media usage, scout image, selectable scan parameters, and image processing and display. Students will perform magnetic resonance imaging examinations and duties at various clinical sites under the supervision of MRI technologists. This class includes 144 didactic hours and 444 clinical hours, for a total of 588 hours.

ASRT approved for 28 Category A continuing education units.

Upon completion, students may be eligible to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist post-primary in MRI.

SPCC Previously Approved Clinical Sites You can choose your own clinical site with submission of a completed Clinical Affiliation Agreement

Pre-requisite: Individuals entering this course must be a registered radiologic technologist, radiation therapist, ultra sound technologist or nuclear medicine technologist. Students must present proof of current ARRT certification.

Cost: $199.40 (plus cost of  books, medical document manager, background check & drug screen)

All students wishing to enroll in the Computed Tomography course must submit verification for the following:

Enroll with Certified Background (now known as Castle Branch)
Student Medical Form (take this form with you when you go for your physical exam)
Clinical Affiliate Agreement
Registration Form
If you are completing your clinical hours with Novant you must visit their website ( and fill out the required forms a month in advance to beginning clinicals. After you have filled them out, email them to Kathy,

Must have:

  •  Internet access
  • Computer access with word processing (i.e. Microsoft Word)
  • Appropriate scrubs and shoes for clinical
  •  You need to purchase 3 books:
    • MRI in Practice , 4th Edition
      Authors: Catherine Westbrook
      Carolyyn Roth
      John Talbot
      Company: Wiley-Blackwell
    • Planning and Positioning in MRI
      Author: Anne Bright
    • Sectional Anatomy for Imaging Professionals
      Authors: Lorrie Kelly
      Connie M Petersen

Email or Fax 704-290-5220 clinical agreement to Kathy Coggins.  All medical records required must be submitted through Certified Background.
DO NOT MAIL documentation or payment. Payment is accepted by phone or in person only.

Upcoming Classes: *Paperwork must be turned in a week before the start date*
Begin DateEnd Date
January 10, 2017May 16, 2017
February 14, 2017June 20, 2017
March 14, 2017July 18, 2017
April 11, 2017August 15, 2017
May 9, 2017September 12, 2017
June 13, 2017October 17, 2017
July 11, 2017November 14, 2017
August 8, 2017December 12, 2017

To learn more, contact:
Mez Chen , 704-765-8722

To learn more, contact:
Kathy Coggins, 704-993-2402