2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 16, 2022  
2022-2023 Course Catalog and Student Handbook

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Specialist Certificate Program Fact Sheet

What is an MRI Specialist?

An MRI specialist performs diagnostic imaging examinations using magnetic resonance imaging. Candidates for this program must be a registered Radiologic Technologist, or registered Radiation Therapist, or registered Sonographer, or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing. An MRI specialist may work in the hospital or in an imaging clinic. Learn more about the career at asrt.org and ismrm.org/smrt/.

Semester Program Begins

Fall semester; Class time: Online; Clinical time: 20-24 hours a week

Application Process

1. Apply to Gwinnett Technical College at www.gwinnetttech.edu for the Fall Semester.

2. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have previously attended including transcripts showing completion of a JR-CERT accredited Radiography, or Radiation Therapy program, or a JRC-NMT accredited Nuclear Medicine program, or a JRC-DMS accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, or a JRC-CVT accredited Echocardiography program.

3. Submit proof of active ARRT status (R, N, T, or S), or active NMTCB status (CNMT), or active ARDMS.

4. Completion of the ATI TEAS exam is required to apply to the program. The official TEAS scores that you submit must be less than four years old on the application deadline of June 1st of the year you are applying. If needed, you can register to take the test at https://gwinnetttech.edu/programs/assessment-testing-center/.

5. Once all admission’s documents have been turned in and the only pending requirement is the Program Director’s Approval, an MRI/CT Advisement Form will need to be submitted. The form can be found at www.gwinnetttech.edu/enrollment/forms-documents/.

6. The Program Advisement Form can be submitted via email to Healthteam@gwinnetttech.edu or in person, by appointment only, through the Qless app, at the Lawrenceville or Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus. Official copy of the ATI TEAS scores must be included with this form.

7. June 1st is the deadline to have completed all admissions requirements and to submit the Program Advisement Form. Thus, please allow yourself enough time to complete all requirements. You can check your admissions status following these steps: Go to BannerWeb > Click on Apply/Check Application Status > Scroll to the bottom and follow instructions on how to check status. To obtain a copy of your ATI TEAS Exam scores, please follow these steps:

a. If you registered Gwinnett Tech as your institution when you first created your ATI TEAS account, log in to your account and print a copy of your ATI TEAS score report. Please attach the copy to your advisement form.

b. If you took your TEAS Exam at a different college or university, please visit the ATItesting.com website, login to your account, click on “My Results”, select “Share Results”, and select Gwinnett Technical College AH. Once you have completed that process, please retrieve a copy from our GTC assessment center to turn in with your advisement form.

8. Applicants meeting criteria are accepted based on the overall GPA of their primary program (program that granted the student his or her ARRT status,or NMTCB status, or ARDMS) and their TEAS exam score. Additional points towards the competitive process are granted to GTC graduates from the following programs: RADT, DMS, ECHO, or CT.

Prerequisite Courses

Candidates for this program must be a registered Radiologic Technologist, or registered Radiation Therapist, or registered Sonographer, or registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist in good standing.

Program Deadlines

This program starts only in the Fall Semester. All application steps and a Program Advisment Form must be completed by June 1st.

Program Requirements for accepted Students
  1. Attend Mandatory Meeting.
  2. A complete background check and drug screen must be completed. This is through an agency approved by GTC and will cost approximately $80.
  3. Proof of appropriate immunizations must be supplied to GTC
Program Costs and Requirements

Uniform scrubs, shoes, books, liability insurance, criminal background checks and drug screening, immunizations for hospital clinicals, and ARRT testing fee. All costs are approximated and are subject to change.

For more information: Josh Vejar, Program Support Specialist for Health Sciences
JVejar@GwinnettTech.edu or 678-226-6404 or Building 200, Room 212, of the Lawrenceville Campus
Information Sessions

Everyone is welcome to attend our Information Session held on the 2nd Thursday of each month*

at 4:00 p.m., in building 200, Room 246, Lawrenceville Campus

*There will not be an Information Session in July and December*

The Gwinnett Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Lisa Richardson, Section 504/ADA, Title IX and Equity Coordinator, Building 100, Room 708, 678.226.6691, LRichardson@GwinnettTech.edu