MRI Technologist

MRI Technologist Training Program Details

The MRI program is designed to prepare our students for a career in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI Technologists are allied health professionals who use specialized MRI equipment to visualize the internal structures of the human body. They interface with patients, radiologists, and other medical staff to deliver a highly technical service to their communities.

In this program, students will learn how to perform patient examinations using MRI equipment, under the guidelines set by radiologists and ordered by physicians. This comprehensive training program will include classroom instruction, clinical hours, and a clinical internship. The internship is an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in a real work environment.

Employment Opportunities in MRI Technology

The number of MRI job opportunities is growing faster than the availability of qualified MRI Technologists. This has resulted in tremendous career opportunities for all of our graduates. Most of the employment opportunities are in hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers. MRI Technologists can expect to work in clean, well lit, and comfortable environments. Jobs may require a moderate amount of physical activity working with the MRI equipment and maneuvering patients.

Accreditation and Certification

The MRI Technologist certificate program is programmatically accredited by the American Registry of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists (ARMRIT). Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the ARMRIT national certification exam for magnetic resonance imaging.

The MRI program is also officially recognized by The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). MRI graduates who hold an associate degree can pursue primary pathway certification through ARRT.

Eligibility requirements for the MRI certifications are solely determined by ARMRIT and ARRT, and are subject to change at any time. ARMRIT and ARRT are independent organizations. AIMS does not guarantee certification/registry exam eligibility.

Program Length:
  • 1980 clock hours
  • Classroom instruction - 980 hours
  • Lab / Clinicals - 1000 hours
  • The day program can be completed in approximately 22 months.
  • The evening program can be completed in approximately 26 months.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED
Recommended (not required)
  • Associate degree or higher
Comprehensive education and training
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Patient Care & Safety
  • IV Therapy
  • MRI Physics and Instrumentation
  • Cross-Sectional Anatomy & Physiology
  • MRI Parameters & Procedures
  • PACS & Image Acquisition

Key Information



Start Date

July 10, 2017 (Day)


22 to 26 Months


Monday - Friday
9:00am to 2:00pm



Other Financial Assistance


* The class times for this program may fluctuate based on the availability of clinical sites.

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