2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, AAS

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Program Description

Code 287 - 68 Credits

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is offered through a partnership of Kellogg Community College, Lansing Community College, Mid-Michigan Community College, Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan College, and Grand Valley State University. The six colleges established the Michigan Radiologic and Imaging Science (MiRIS) Consortium for the purpose of sharing instructional resources to offer the MRI program. Each college enrolls students in the program under that college’s admission criteria and each awards the degree or certificate according to that college’s completion requirements.

The MRI program at Kellogg Community College prepares students to enter the career of medical imaging as a magnetic resonance imaging technologist. The program includes a rigorous curriculum of classroom, lab, and clinical education experiences in the Medical Imaging departments of hospitals and other health care facilities preparing the student for success on the national certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) https://www.arrt.org/Certification/Magnetic-Resonance-Imaging. Successful completion of program requirements also provides the student an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging technologists are the medical personnel who perform MRI examinations. They are educated in anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, magnet safety and basic patient care.

Accreditation and/or State Board Approved

The MiRIS Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program is accredited by: Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. http://www.jrcert.org/.


See the following link for program admission information: http://www.kellogg.edu/admissions/allied-health-admissions/.

Clinical Education Access Requirements

Students formally accepted to participate in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing programs are required to comply with clinical access requirements prior to, and potentially during clinical education placement in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or other clinical education provider. The Program’s Director or Coordinator will provide students with detailed direction and timeline for completing all clinical access requirements.

  • Students are required to undergo a physical examination, immunizations, a drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Students are required to secure and maintain CPR certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from American Red Cross throughout their clinical education participation.
  • Students are required to maintain professional liability insurance according to College policies as required by clinical education providers. The College ensures students are covered with professional liability insurance with the cost collected through lab fees.
  • Students are required to adhere to the uniform and personal appearance standards according to program policies determined by clinical education providers.

Clinical access requirements are determined by the College according to the policies of clinical education providers.

Clinical education providers reserve the right to impose additional requirements at any time to ensure the safety of patients, employees, and students.

Students participating in clinical education are not employees of a clinical education provider or of the College, and therefore are not covered by Workman’s Compensation insurance. It is highly recommended that students maintain personal health insurance while enrolled in an educational program.

Compliance and cost of clinical access requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Latex Environment Statement

Students participating in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing courses are likely to have contact with latex throughout their educational experience. Due to the broad range of equipment, manikins, materials and supplies used in the College’s practice and simulation laboratories, and within a vast number of hospitals and other clinical education facilities, students with latex allergies considering any of these programs should direct questions to their physician prior to applying to the program to ensure safe participation in a latex environment.

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