The BCIT Medical Resonance Imaging program delivers the training health authorities seek. The only one of its kind in BC, our program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). We make sure you graduate fully prepared to start your career.
Magnetic resonance imaging, commonly known as MRI, utilizes powerful magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body to diagnose illness. MRI provides non-invasive, diagnostic testing on almost every aspect of the human body, including bones, organs, muscles, and neurological functions.
See Program Details to discover more about BCIT's Medical Resonance Imaging Advanced Certificate.
This program is for medical imaging healthcare professionals who:
Ready to add MRI to your diagnostic skill set? See Program Entry to learn more about applying to our program.
MRI is a critical branch of medical imaging testing. Our grads are in demand. See Graduating and Jobs to learn more about career opportunities.
The estimated cost per theory course is $795 tuition; there are six theory courses. The clinical experience course is $1318. The total cost of texts required for the program is estimated at $800 - $900. The total cost to complete the program, if students complete all theory courses and the clinical experience (40 credits), is approximately $7,000.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
The aim of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is to prepare graduates with the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills to safely perform high quality diagnostic MRI studies while maintaining a high level of care for the patient.
The goal of the BCIT MRI program is to provide graduates with the necessary tools to integrate theoretical knowledge into clinical practice. The program is committed to providing qualified graduates in appropriate numbers to serve the needs of healthcare providers and patients in BC and across Canada.
The program has adopted the standards of the National Competency Profile (NCP) of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).
Graduates of the MRI program have the necessary knowledge and skills to:
Applications are accepted ongoing throughout the year. Studies may begin at the start of the next term following acceptance in the program. The online theory courses (MIMG 7xxx series) can be done in any of the three 12 week terms in which they are offered. The 12 week terms are:
MIMG 8200 is a 16 week full-time (equivalent to working hours) clinical experience that students are required to do at an approved clinical site following the successful completion of their theory courses. MIMG 8200 is generally done starting in January, April or September.
Our grads are working in MRI departments across the province. We provide you with everything you need to write the Canadian Medical Radiation Technologists (CMRT) exam as soon as you graduate.
Grads start as medical radiation technologists, MR, and MRI technologists in hospitals and private clinics. Most positions start casually at approximately $30 per hour.
With experience, you can choose to generalize or specialize in areas such as:
Domenico Celli, RTR, RTMR, BA
Victoria Banham, BA
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