Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Program

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses high-field magnet and radio-frequency waves to obtain cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body.

The MRI program at Greenville Technical College is a two-semester (nine-month) online advanced certificate program designed for the two-year ARRT credentialed radiographer.

The MRI program curriculum is offered totally online, and didactic courses meet one day per week (Monday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST or Monday, 7 - 10 p.m. EST) each semester. The clinical component totals 495 contact hours (15-18 hours/week) utilizing various approved clinical sites.

A career you can count on

MRI graduates find opportunities in

  • Hospitals
  • Private diagnostic offices
  • Mobile imaging companies
  • Sales
  • Applications  
  • National career information for careers in the field of medical imaging is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    Learn about real-time job openings and salary information through Career Coach.

    What you’ll learn in the program

    The ARRT based curriculum covers

    • Patient care
    • MRI safety
    • Imaging procedures
    • Data acquisition and processing
    • Physical principles of image formation
    • Cross-sectional anatomy

    Accreditation and Credentialing

    Greenville Technical College's MRI program is recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). All didactic material meets the ARRT content specifications.

    Upon completion of the program, an individual will be prepared to challenge the ARRT Post-Primary Pathway Registry in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

    Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Greenville Technical College.

    Program details and courses

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Certificate in Applied Science

    As a post-graduate program for the two-year credentialed radiographer, this two-semester (nine-month) certificate prepares students to use high-field magnet and radio-frequency waves to obtain cross-sectional anatomical images of the human body.

    • Didactic courses will be taught online with various clinical sites utilized.
    • Upon completion of the program, an individual will be prepared to challenge the ARRT Advanced Registry in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

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    MRI Program Requirements

    In addition to Greenville Technical College admissions process, outlined in these Enrollment Steps, students interested in a program in the Health and Wellness Division must also successfully complete the following:

    Career Talk
    Participating in a Career Talk session is a requirement for all Health and Wellness Division students. The Career Talk presentation for the MRI program is presented online.

    Career Talk presentation (pdf)

    Division Policies
    The MRI program strictly adheres to all the Health and Wellness Division policies, which are detailed on the division admissions information page.

    Supplemental Admissions Process

    This program is available only to ARRT Registered Technologists, and proof of registry is required. Rad students must complete the program by August 1st of the year they begin the MRI program, and must pass the ARRT registry within 4 weeks of the start of the MRI program.

    Because this is an online program, a computer with internet access is required.

    The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program application deadline for Fall admission is May 1st. Classes begin in August.


    1. Send an e-mail to to request that an MRI program information packet be mailed to you.
    2. Review the information packet before applying to the college.
    3. Use the MRI admissions checklist that is included in the information packet as a guide to completing all college and program requirements.

    NOTE: Class size is limited to 30 students. Students are accepted based on the first to complete all college and program requirements.

    Gainful Employment Disclosure

    For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, we encourage you to review our gainful employment disclosure information for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.