Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologists operate advanced imaging equipment to obtain computer generated sectional images of the human body. Technologists must be able to provide quality patient care while working closely with radiologists in a fast-paced, high volume area. Technologists may be employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, physician offices, and diagnostic imaging centers. Hospitals and imaging centers require CT and MRI technologists to be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Interested students should are encouraged to read the information available from the ARRT regarding requirements and eligibility for CT and MRI certification.
Cleveland Community College Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) didactic coursework is completely online. Clinical practice rotations are available at a variety of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Students may earn a CT and MRI diploma by completing all of the diploma program requirements OR students may earn a certificate in CT or MRI by completing the certificate program requirements for the discipline.
Applicants must submit documentation of current registration in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy and be a graduate of a JRCERT or JRCNMT approved program prior to completion of the CT or MRI program. Applicants who have graduated from a radiography program and but not yet taken the registry exam will need to submit proof of ARRT registration before completing the CT or MRI program. Program applicants already registered in radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy must be in good standing with the ARRT upon entering the program. Graduates of non-degree hospital-based programs are encouraged to contact program faculty for further information.
A CT/MRI Admissions and Selection Rubric will be used determine acceptance to the program. Applicants meeting submission requirements for Step 1 prior to the deadline will be notified when to complete Step 2 admission requirements.
**All communication regarding admissions/selection status will be sent via CCC student email. Student email is the official and preferred form of communication at CCC.
The top scoring applicants will be notified of their provisional acceptance through their CCC student email. Applicants who are not selected may reapply for the next year by completing Step 1 again.
**CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a fair and equitable manner. The admissions and selection rubric is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. This rubric is for student use only and does not serve as the official record of calculated points. This rubric does not replace the official program requirements as described in the Cleveland Community College Programs of Study section of the Academic Bulletin and Student Handbook.
Step 1 Admission requirements:
- Cleveland Community College Application for Admission and select CT/MRI as the program of study.
- Official college transcripts documenting graduation from a JRCERT or JRCNMT approved program OR transcripts documenting degree in-progress.
- Upon successful completion of registry exam, documentation of current ARRT card must be submitted. *Note: no certificate or diploma will be awarded until proof of ARRT registration is provided.
Step 2 Admission requirements: Students who do not meet requirements for step 2 by the stated deadline forfeit their position in the program.
- Complete an MRI screening form and be cleared by CCC MRI instructor to practice in a magnetic field environment
- Documentation of current BLS CPR certification
- Signed receipt of essential functions and task inventory (specific information will be emailed to the applicant)
- Student medical form for NC Community College Institutions
- MMR (2 or titer)
- Varicella (2 or titer)
- Hepatitis B (3 or titer)
- TB (2 tests, one week apart)
- Flu (during flu season)
All immunizations must be kept current throughout enrollment in the program.
- Three letters of reference (two of them professional; specific information will be emailed to the applicant)
Top scoring applicants will be provisionally accepted and the following pre-program start date requirements must be met:
- 12 panel drug screen
- Criminal background check
- Registration fees paid
- Attend all mandatory orientation sessions
- Required textbooks and materials for current courses must be purchased
- Specific information regarding these items will be emailed to the applicant.
For program information, contact:
For application questions, contact:
CT Program Outcomes
MRI Program Outcomes