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Owens Community College’s School of Health Sciences will offer a new Magnetic Resonance Associate Degree Program beginning summer semester.

The two-year associate degree program recently received formal approval by the Ohio Board of Regents.

“Owens Community College is excited to expand our academic curriculum and offer the state’s first Magnetic Resonance Associate Degree Program,” said Catherine Ford, Owens chair of Medical Imaging Technologies. “The need for highly skilled and certified magnetic resonance technologists is growing nationwide. The college’s Department of Medical Imaging Technologies is committed to meeting the nation’s health care demands by providing educational opportunities to future magnetic resonance technologists through this new academic program.”

The associate degree in Magnetic Resonance will require approximately 73 credit hours of coursework, which includes magnetic resonance imaging patient care and safety, medical ethics, medical informatics, medical resonance instrumentation, pharmacology for medical resonance technologists and medical sociology, among other academic curriculum.

The new associate degree is designed to prepare students for employment as magnetic resonance technologists in settings such as hospitals, clinics and private offices. During the program, students will study patient care, human anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiopharmacology, imaging procedures, medical resonance physics, ethics and medical terminology, as well as utilize leading-edge academic resources for experiential learning, including state-of-the-art medical resonance imaging simulator technology.

Additionally, the selective admissions program requires more than 1,200 hours of clinical experience in partnership with magnetic resonance departments throughout the region. Following academic curriculum completion, students are eligible to sit for the national certification examination to become a certified magnetic resonance technologist administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

For more information, call 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7261.