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School of Health Professions :: Programs of Study

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - Career Studies Certificate

MRI RoomDid you know that Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at Virginia Western Community College prepares you to use state of the art magnetic technology to become a travel or ambulatory center MRI technologist. Check out our local job board for current opportunities. Begin your journey today to a career that uses radio waves and strong magnetic fields to produce computerized images of internal structures for detailed diagnosis.

This is a new program, Gainful Employment information will be posted when available.

What classes do I take?


The student in Magnetic Resonance Imaging must have completed an approved program in radiography, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine technology. The student must be registered or registry eligible by the appropriate certification agency. Applicants must have maintained a "C" average in past program courses in the discipline of certification.

Occupational Objectives

The student is eligible to apply to take the national Registry examination leading to advanced certification as a Registered Technologist in MR by the ARRT.  Program courses satisfy The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists' Structured Education Requirements for post-primary certification and registration.

Content Specifications for the ARRT Magnetic Resonance Imaging Examination

American Society of Radiologic Technologists

Tuition: $
Credits: 12 Hours
Time: 1 semester


Location: Fralin Center HP 214A or HP 339
Phone: 540-857-6325, 857-6644 or 857-7307
Fax: 540-857-6640

Mailing address:
3091 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015

Program Head

Susan A. Nolley, M.S., R.T.(R)
Assistant Professor, Radiography

School of Health Professions

Martha Sullivan, Dean