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Apply to the MRI program

To join this program, you must apply for admission. This moderately competitive program accepts up to 18 students each fall term, depending on clinical site availability. Applicants must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist ARRT(R), Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist ARRT(N) or (CNMT), Registered Radiation Therapy Technologist ARRT(T) or Registered Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in good standing with one-year experience preferred. Radiography students who will be registered by the start of the program may also apply. The selection process is based on clinical site availability. Applicants who have a clinical site willing to provide training will be preferred entry.

Questions? Take a campus tour or talk with a program advisor.

How to apply

  1. Apply to PCC

    Applying to PCC is free and only takes a few minutes. Complete this step as soon as possible so you can start using PCC resources. On the application, choose Associate of General Studies for your major. (Your major will be updated after you’re admitted to the program.)
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  2. Application timeline
    Term you want to start Application deadline
    Fall 2022 April 15, 2022
    Fall 2023 April 15, 2023
  3. Check basic qualifications
    • If you are accepted into this program, you’ll need to pass a criminal background check and a drug screen. If you have questions about how a criminal record affects admission, talk with a program advisor[opens in new window].
    • Applicants must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist ARRT(R), Registered Nuclear Medicine Technologist ARRT(N) or (CNMT), Registered Radiation Therapy Technologist ARRT(T) or Registered Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in good standing with one-year experience preferred. Radiography students who will be registered by the start of the program may also apply.
    • Applicants cannot have certain medical implant devices – please contact us if you think this may apply to you.
  4. Write supplemental essay

    Write a one page essay describing your work experience that brought you to MRI, your career goals, and what you consider your greatest strengths.

  5. References

    Gather information for three references (past instructors, supervisors, or managers) and send them the Reference Evaluation Form.

  6. Submit application

    Complete the application to MRI.

After you apply

You’ll be notified about your application status in Summer term. Check your MyPCC email: all communication is done through your PCC email account.

After being accepted, students will obtain criminal background check, drug screen, and immunizations.