Picture This: Your Career as an MRI Technician! 

Join the Field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), with Training from HDMC

At High Desert Medical College (HDMC), we offer training programs for in-demand healthcare careers, including Medical Assisting, Nursing, and Medical Billing and Coding. To meet the needs of our students, we have expanded our program offerings to now offer an MRI program! With HDMC’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging Associate of Applied Science (MRI AAS) degree program, you can get the training you need to enter this great career path. The new MRI AAS degree program is enrolling now, and courses start June 2023!

If you are detail-oriented, appreciate technology, and enjoy working with people, a career as a MRI technologist may be the perfect career for you! MRI technologists play an important role on a healthcare team, specializing in using the magnetic resonance imaging scanners that help physicians diagnose medical problems. They inject patients with contrast media, such as a dye, so that the images will show up on the scanner, which uses magnetic fields in combination with the contrast agent to produce images. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of MRI technologists is projected to grow 7% from 2021 to 2031! 

The new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI AAS) program adds to HDMC’s profile of programs that cater to students who desire thorough, hands-on preparation to enter the medical field in a short amount of time. Dr. Ragheb Milad, Chief Academic Officer at HIgh Desert Medical College announced the new program, saying, “High Desert Medical College is proud to offer our communities the new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI AAS) program and extend our catalog of career training. This exciting expansion provides our students and future students with even more exceptional opportunities to start on their path to purpose in their chosen healthcare field.”

HDMC’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI AAS) program is designed to prepare students to enter the field through a combination of classroom theory, lab procedures, an externship, and online learning for general education requirements. The core Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) principles and subjects are taught in a hybrid format, with theory conducted online and labs held on campus for hands-on skills building under the supervision of professional instructional staff. HDMC students also benefit from the inclusion of Corsmed technology. The Corsmed MRI Simulator can simulate everything that happens within the MRI scanner, offering state-of-the-art educational modules that complement students’ training by providing remote hands-on ultrasound training, real-patient scanning cases and pathologies, didactic instruction, and assessment. The MRI AAS program also includes 960 clinical externship hours, enabling students to build real-world experience.

Courses in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI AAS) degree program include:

  • Medical Terminology
  • MRI Physics
  • Medical Law & Ethics
  • MRI Musculoskeletal
  • General Education courses.

The MRI AAS is offered in a convenient hybrid-online format, and has a total program length of 115 weeks. General Education courses can be completed 100% online! Upon completion of the MRI AAS program, graduates will receive their Associate of Applied Science, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI AAS) degree. Graduates will possess the enhanced critical thinking skills, greater scientific knowledge, and quality verbal/written communication skills to be well rounded professionals and highly qualified job candidates. 

High Desert Medical College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. HDMC is also licensed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), demonstrating HDMC is in compliance with the state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, Ed. Code §94897. Accreditation and approval is recognition that HDMC maintains a level of educational standards. 

With three convenient locations, Temecula, Lancaster, and Bakersfield, California, High Desert Medical College has the hybrid, hands-on, and online classes you need to get prepared for your healthcare career in a short amount of time. Through academic instruction under the supervision of industry professional faculty, and practical, hands-on skills training, HDMC graduates are prepared for success in their chosen healthcare careers upon graduation. If you are detail-oriented, appreciate technology, and enjoy working with people, picture your career as a MRI technologist! Classes are enrolling now and begin June 2023! 

Get Started On Your Path To Purpose, With Career Training From HDMC!


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