February 13, 2013

Owens Community College Unveils Ohio’s First Magnetic Resonance Associate Degree Program

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents interested in a career as a magnetic resonance technologist now have the opportunity to pursue their higher educational degree at Owens Community College as the academic institution’s School of Health Sciences unveils a new Magnetic Resonance Associate Degree Program.

Beginning with Summer Semester 2013, the new academic program is being offered on the Toledo-area Campus. 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.”

Owens’ 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 such health-specific settings 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 over 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 additional information about Owens’ Magnetic Resonance Associate Degree Program, call (567) 661-7261 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7261.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.