Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Certificate of Accomplishment

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The certificate in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging formally prepares the Imaging Technologist in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy to work in an MR Imaging lab. The didactic courses are designed to prepare students to sit for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The clinical practicum provides students with the opportunity to develop required competencies. A selective application process is utilized to align eligible students with the appropriate clinical site.


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  • Fully Online Coursework
  • Flexible Schedule (1-2 classes per quarter)
  • Advanced Modality Training


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Completion of the Computed Tomography Imaging program formally prepares imaging technologists to sit for the CT exam through the ARRT.

Benefits of completing the Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging program:

  • Advanced modality – Eligibility to apply to take the magnetic resonance imaging national certification exams through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Advanced modalities increase your marketability!
  • Career Outlook – Radiologic technologists are experiencing a 13% job growth outlook. That is faster than the average occupation (
  • Good Pay – The annual average wage of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists in Washington is $77,460-$87,520. That is among the highest in the nation as reported in May 2017 (
  • Advanced degree opportunities available at Bellevue College – Bellevue offers several bachelors degree options in an online format to help you advance your education while continuing to work!

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The certificate in Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging formally prepares the Imaging Technologist in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy to work in an MR Imaging lab. All courses in this certificate program are a part of the Radiation & Imaging Sciences (RAIS) degree program and may be counted towards completion of a Bachelors of Applied Science at Bellevue College.

NOTE: working in MRI may not be possible if you have certain types of metal in your body or if you need appliances that contain metal, such as hearing aids.  Please contact us if you have any concern in this regard.

Interested students must be an Imaging Technologist in Radiologic Technology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy or completing their final year in one of those imaging programs. Students must also have completed Anatomy & Physiology I and II from a regionally accredited institution. View the Degree Worksheet for the Magnetic Resonance Imaging certificate… Prerequisites:

Required Coursework:

The Radiation & Imaging Sciences program is a selective admission program which admits new students twice a year. Apply Now!

Fall Applications

» Application Opens – April 15
» Priority Deadline – June 1
» Final Deadline – July 30

Spring Applications

» Application Opens – November 1
» Priority Deadline – February 1
» Final Deadline – March 15

In addition to our Bachelors of Applied Science completion and Advanced Certificate programs, the Radiation & imaging Sciences program offers our courses to current imaging professionals seeking Continuing Education opportunities. Imaging professionals must be current in their national certification and must apply to Bellevue College but are not required to apply to the RAIS program. Imaging Professionals are limited to take 10 credits per year as a non-matriculated student.

Step 1: Apply for general admission at Bellevue College

You must apply to Bellevue College in order to take a course through our program. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing time. You will need your Bellevue College Student Id (SID) to complete step 2.

Step 2: Complete the entry code request form for each course

You will need a copy of your unofficial transcripts showing completion of two quarters (10 credits) of Anatomy & Physiology at a regionally accredited institution in order to complete the request. Your request will be processed in the order received!

Step 3: Register for your course

After your request is approved, you will receive an entry code which allows you to register for your course! Check your registration date and time, use the class schedule to find the correct item number, and purchase your books as soon as possible!

Contact us for more assistance or apply now!

Radiation & Imaging Sciences
Phone: 425-564-2012

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Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require academic institutions to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s Gainful Employment (GE) Programs, and about students who enrolled in those programs eligible for Title IV funding that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  See the list of eligible certificates, but note that it may be out of date of current offerings.

Last Updated June 10, 2024