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ADVANCED IMAGING PROGRAM (CT & MRI)

ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2020

Mercer County Community College Continuing Studies Department is offering ASRT approved didactic course hours and allotted clinical experience to prepare for the ARRT credentialing exam in the areas of Magnetic Resonance (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT) programs. The program is approved for 42 Continuing Education Credits by the ASRT.

 

Applications for the next session will be available in Spring 2020.

For Program details and application process contact
Andrea Bash via email basha@mccc.edu or phone 609-570-3122


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Magnetic Resonance (MRI) Program

Prerequisite Requirements: Prospective interns must hold ARRT primary certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, or Sonography

Mercer County Community College Continuing Studies Department will offer ASRT approved didactic course hours and allotted clinical experience to prepare for the ARRT credentialing exam. The program is approved for 42 Continuing Education Credits by the ASRT. 

Please refer to www.arrt.org the for post primary structured education requirements.

Didactic: This course is made up of 42 hours of classroom learning which includes instructional videos and demonstrations. Online quizzes and exams will be administered. Topics covered include magnetism, nuclear magnetism, nuclear excitation, nuclear relaxation, MRI hardware, safety, timing diagrams, pulse sequences, image formation, anatomy, imaging procedures and techniques.

 

Clinical: Students have a six-month period in which to complete 125 repetitions as required by the ARRT to become eligible to sit for the credentialing exam. Clinical component begins two to three weeks after didactic component begins. Please refer to www.arrt.org for the required procedure. Students are required to commit to at least 16 hours per week in order to complete the required studies. Students will be assigned to their clinical education sites by the program’s clinical coordinator.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

 

Tentative Clinical Sites: (as of 8/31/19) Subject to change

  • PRA Princeton, 419, North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • PRA Mercerville, 8 Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville, NJ 08619
  • PRA Monroe, 9 Center Drive, Monroe, NJ 08831
  • PRA Marlboro, 176 Route 9, North Marlboro, NJ 07726
  • RWJ University Hospital, One Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton, NJ 08690
  • Bridgewater Radiology, 1121 Rt. 22 West, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Please be advised that MCCC is in the process of obtaining additional clinical sitesList is subject to change.

 

Option 1: Didactic and Clinical Components included

Cost: $4,000

CEU 4.8

NCHCP-CS094-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 7

Nov 23

8 Sa 8:00am - 3:00pm

Kris Giordiano

Deborah Greer

1 hour lunch

No class Sep 28; Oct 12, 26; Nov 16

 

Option 2: Didactic Only

Cost: $2,500

CEU 4.2

NCHCP-CS078-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 14

Nov 23

7 Sa 8:00am - 3:00pm

Kris Giordiano

1 hour lunch

No class Sep 28; Oct 12,26; Nov 16


Computed Tomography (CT) Program

Prerequisite Requirements: Prospective interns must hold ARRT primary certification in Radiography, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, or Sonography

Mercer County Community College Continuing Studies Department will offer ASRT approved didactic course hours and allotted clinical experience to prepare for the ARRT credentialing exam. The program is approved for 42 Continuing Education Credits by the ASRT. 

Please refer to www.arrt.org the for post primary structured education requirements.

Didactic: This course is made up of 42 hours of classroom learning which includes instructional videos and demonstrations. Online quizzes and exams will be administered. Topics include physical principals, instrumentation, indications for procedures, patient education and prep, orientation and positioning, contrast media usage and selectable scan parameters for various anatomical parts.

 

Clinical: Students have a five-month period in which to complete 125 repetitions as required by the ARRT to become eligible to sit for the credentialing exam. Clinical component begins two to three weeks after didactic component begins. Please refer to www.arrt.org for the required procedure. Students are required to commit to at least 16 hours per week in order to complete the required studies. Students will be assigned to their clinical education sites by the program’s clinical coordinator.

Textbook is required and available in the college bookstore.

Tentative Clinical Sites: (as of 8/31/19) Subject to change

  • PRA Princeton, 419, North Harrison Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • PRA Mercerville, 8 Quakerbridge Plaza, Mercerville, NJ 08619
  • PRA Monroe, 9 Center Drive, Monroe, NJ 08831
  • PRA Freehold, 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ 07728
  • PRA Marlboro, 176 Route 9, North Marlboro, NJ 07726
  • RWJ University Hospital, One Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton, NJ 08690
  • Hunterdon Medical Center, 2100 Westcott Drive, Flemington, NJ 08822

Please be advised that MCCC is in the process of obtaining additional clinical sitesList is subject to change.

 

Option 1: Didactic and Clinical Components Included

Cost: $4,000

CEU 4.8

NCHCP-CS095-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 7

Nov 23

8 Sa 8:00am - 3:00pm

Christine Eckenrod

Deborah Greer

1 hour lunch

No class Sep 28; Oct 12; Nov 9, 16

 

Option 1: Didactic Only

Cost: $2,500

CEU 4.2

NCHCP-CS080-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Sep 14

Nov 23

7 Sa 8:00am - 3:00pm

Christine Eckenrod

1 hour lunch

No class Sep 28; Oct 12; Nov 9, 16