Associate of Applied Science in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology

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AAS Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology

Program Overview:

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a diagnostic imaging technique used in medical imaging modalities. It is an extremely useful technique that can provide a wealth of information regarding the human body. MRI is performed with the help of a specialized scanner known as an MRI machine. The MRI suit is made up of a computer station and a patient table that slides into the MRI machine’s large cylinder. A magnet inside the cylinder generates a strong magnetic field when activated. Images of the inside of the human body are captured using radio waves and magnetic fields. This approach is very useful for obtaining images of soft tissue, such as organs and muscles, which are invisible on x-rays. The MRI Program provides a detailed explanation of how MRI works.

Program Objectives:

  • Develop a foundation of knowledge and abilities in the field of magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Learn the theories, techniques, and values of the MRI technologists’ profession/occupation.
  • For those who work in the health sciences, learn about medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.
  • Improve your ability to communicate clearly, think critically, and solve problems.
  • Exhibit behavior that is consistent with allied health’s professional, ethical, as well as legal standards.
  • Learn the methods, practices, and protocols for patient care and safety and for health professionals.
  • Learn the fundamental quality control (QC) techniques used in MRI technology.
  • Demonstrate MRI-related competencies.
  • Understand the hardware components of the MRI system.
  • Discover the mechanism that generates and detects MR signals.
  • Learn to conceptualize and explain spatial localization and also MR image formation.
  • Learn enough about magnetism to feel at ease using it and be able to apply the principle of pulse sequences for the right clinical application in MRI technology.
  • Learn how to use the imaging parameters and options available to the user to achieve the best MR imaging results.
  • Recognize the tissue parameters that influence tissue contrast in MR imaging.
  • Learn the clinical, technical, and ethical skills required for entry-level positions in the MRI imaging field.

Our Partners:

Stellar Career College is excited to announce its partnership with Corsmed; The leading MRI simulator for education, training and research. A virtual MRI scanner on your laptop – anytime and anywhere. Therefore our MRI Technologist Training program now provides access to the Corsmed Educational Platform and MRI simulator.

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With Corsmed, students can get hands-on MRI practice and training at any time in a safe setting. The fully-featured MRI simulation software runs on any laptop –

Program Completion:

Students who efficiently complete all required courses in accordance with the college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and meet their financial obligations to the college will be awarded an Associate Of Applied Science In Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Technology degree.

Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible to challenge the national certification exam in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) through ARRT:

    • Complete the MRI training program at Stellar Career College, which is recognized by the ARRT.
    • Must show competence in the program’s clinical requirements as well as formal classroom instruction (didactic coursework).
    • ARRT upholds high ethical and professional standards. Students must follow the ARRT Standards of Ethics, which include the Rules of Ethics. Any ethics violations must be reported to ARRT within a 30-day period of their occurrence. Applicants who fail to comply with these rules risk losing their eligibility. So many sorts of misconduct, accusations, charges, and convictions can surely violate ARRT’s Rules of Ethics.
    • Please refer to the ARRT handbook, which is available at, for more information about this matter.

Admissions Requirement:

Any day of the week is applicable for students’ enrollment. Acceptance into a program requires a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED), a college transcript, or an equivalent.


  • A copy of the applicant’s high school diploma, GED, college transcript, or equivalent is necessary for application.
  • Applicants must fill out and sign an enrollment agreement.

Entrance Assessment:

Applicants who have not completed at least 30 quarter college credits or equivalent will have to take and pass (by scoring 70% or higher) Stellar Career College placement test prior to enrollment. Placement test can be taken online or at the College campus by appointment. Placement test is offered free of cost to prospective students. Placement test is offered through Stellar Career College’s Learning Management System.

Additional Requirements:

Applicants for admission into the MRI, Radiology, NICVS, or Surgical programs must take and successfully pass the Stellar Career College Entrance Exam if they don’t already have at least 30 college credits. The Entrance Exam is available to take online


Stellar Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, VA 22201, telephone 703-247-4212. ACCSC is a US Department of Education approved accrediting Agency.

Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) Approval:

Stellar Career College Indiana is approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE), 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-4206. Phone Number 317-464-4400 or

Program Length:

Program Highlights:

  • Option of Hybrid and 100% Online Classes
  • Industry Standard Certification Training & Eligibility
  • High Skills Training via On-campus Virtual Technologies based Labs
  • Option of a Capstone Project at Affiliated Clients' Sites

Program Highlights:

Program Highlights:

The College will offer this program using the Hybrid format of instruction delivery. Didactic courses will be taught using the Online and virtual technologies while the laboratory courses will be offered using virtual technologies and/or on-site format of instruction delivery. Required clinical hours and competencies will be completed by the students at their respective clinical sites.


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