Magnetic Resonance Imaging

In January of 2006, Long Beach City College began offering a two semester program in MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING. The MRI Program will begin every two years in the odd years (2015, 2017, etc.) spanning the Fall and Spring semesters. The program is a PRIMARY PATHWAY for certification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging through the ARRT. The only accepted applicants are already registered with the ARRT in another modality. These ARRT registered modalities are radiography, sonography, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy.

“Our teachers are dedicated to helping our students discover what they’re passionate about. We have the resources they need to help them explore their options and find what inspires them.”
      -Jim Steel, Department Head

Outcome & Careers

Graduates of the LBCC Imaging Programs are always highly sought by employers. Since the MRI program is so unique, the graduates are likely to be readily employed upon program completion and passing the ARRT examination. There are certain conditions that would be considered physically unsafe for an individual to be present in the MRI environment (i.e. metal in the eyes, pacemakers, etc.)

Admission & Course Summary

The Program accepts 20 students each year. The selection is made during the summer. The didactic courses and the clinical practicum occur in the Fall and Spring semesters. The didactic classes are usually conducted in the evening Monday through Friday. The clinical days are assigned Mondays through Saturdays based on the availability of clinical locations.

Program Options


You will earn a certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging upon completion.