Certificate Programs

Want to earn CE credit or specialty credentials? Our certificate programs will prepare you for ARRT credentialing exams in computed tomography and magnetic resource imaging.

University of Missouri Radiography certificate programs are designed to provide the necessary knowledge to obtain ARRT credentials through the post-primary pathway in these specialty areas of imaging. All the didactic courses in the program are offered online, so you can conveniently take the courses right where you are, while receiving the personal attention you would receive in a regular classroom.

Prior completion of an ARRT-approved supporting category credential is required to pursue professional certification. In some cases, however, you can earn your supporting category credential through another organization.

What Can a Certificate Program Do for Me?

Technologists work in a variety of health care settings ranging from freestanding clinics and major trauma centers to equipment sales and applications. A successful technologist possesses ample knowledge of the theory and practice of their imaging modality as well as sufficient clinical experience. Technologist who complete the certificate program(s) will have mastered the discipline specific knowledge necessary to sit for the corresponding ARRT certification exam(s); however, the individual will still need to gain the necessary clinical experience and required competencies to be eligible to sit for the ARRT exam.

Admission Requirements

Eligible technologists hold supporting category credentials in Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Sonography and/or Radiation Therapists who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technologists Certification Board (NMTCB)*.

*All non-ARRT registered applicants should check with the program prior to submitting application materials.

Application

Contact the program director before beginning the application process:

Carla Allen, PhD, RT(R)(CT)
Radiography Program Director
University of Missouri-Columbia
619 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-9680
Fax: [573] 884-1490
E-mail: AllenCar@health.missouri.edu.

Download the Radiography Certificate Application Packet

Application and materials may be returned by:

Mail:

Advanced Medical Imaging Programs
Radiologic Science Program, University of Missouri
605 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Email: radsci@missouri.edu

Fax: (573) 884-1490

Certificate Programs Currently Available

Computed Tomography
Coursework
To obtain a Certificate in CT, each student must take the following:

Fall Semester only

RA_SCI 4110 Sectional Anatomy
(3 credits)
A study of sectional anatomy intended to relate the anatomy to structures demonstrated on images from computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and diagnostic ultrasound.

Spring Semester only

RA_SCI 4150 Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures
(5 credits)
Computed tomography imaging fundamentals, applications, instrumentation, physical principles. Applied concepts regarding patient care and CT imaging procedures.
Pre-requisite: RA SCI 4110 Sectional Anatomy

Summer/Fall/Spring

RA SCI 4946 Advanced Medical Imaging Externship  (optional)
(3 credits)
Supervised clinical experience in a medical imaging specialty with emphasis on patient care and technical practice.
Pre-requisite: Ra Sci 4150 Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures

Admission Requirements

Eligible technologists hold supporting category credentials in Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and/or Radiation Therapists who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technologists Certification Board (NMTCB)*.

*All non-ARRT registered applicants should check with the program prior to submitting application materials.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Coursework

To obtain a Certificate in MRI, each student must take the following:

Fall Semester only

RA_SCI 4110 Sectional Anatomy
(3 credits)
A study of sectional anatomy intended to relate the anatomy to structures demonstrated on images from computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and diagnostic ultrasound.

Spring Semester only

RA_SCI 4140 Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physics and Procedures
(5 credits)
Magnetic Resonance imaging fundamentals, applications, instrumentation, physical principles. Basic imaging concepts including positioning, scanning protocols, contrast imaging, anatomy review, and pathological considerations.
Pre-requisite: RA SCI 4110 Sectional Anatomy

Summer/Fall/Spring

RA SCI 4946 Advanced Medical Imaging Externship  (optional)
(3 credits)
Supervised clinical experience in a medical imaging specialty with emphasis on patient care and technical practice.
Pre-requisite: Ra Sci 4150 Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures

Admission Requirements

Eligible techologists hold supporting category credentials in Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Sonography and/or Radiation Therapists who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technologists Certification Board (NMTCB)*.

*All non-ARRT registered applicants should check with the program prior to submitting application materials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should consider the certificate program?

Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and/or Radiation Therapists who are registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and/or the Nuclear Medicine Technologists Certification Board (NMTCB)*.

*All non-ARRT registered applicants should check with the program prior to submitting application materials.

Does this qualify for ARRT Continuing Education Credit?

This meets ARRT Continuing Education Credit requirements at a rate of 16 CEU’s per credit hour.

What are the required courses in the certificate program?

To obtain a Certificate in MRI or CT, each student must take RA SCI 4110 Sectional Anatomy and the Physics and Procedures course for either CT or MRI.

  • RA SCI 4110 Sectional Anatomy (3 credits) (Fall)
  • RA SCI 4140 Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physics and Procedures (5 credits) (Spring)
    OR
    RA SCI 4150 Computed Tomography: Physics and Procedures (5 credits) (Spring)
  • RA SCI 4946 (optional) Advanced Medical Imaging Externship (3 credits) (Summer, Fall, Spring)
When does this start?

Currently the certificate programs start fall semester. Sectional Anatomy is offered each fall semester while MRI or CT Physics & Procedures are offered every spring semester. Advanced Medical Imaging Externship (optional) is typically taken summer following MRI or CT Physics and Procedures.

What will this cost?

You can see a list of Tuition & Fees at https://online.missouri.edu/financial/index.aspx

When should I apply?

Students may apply at any time. It is recommended applying prior to June 1 to allow for processing through Mizzou Online and the Radiography Program prior to starting in the following fall semester.

What are the computer hardware and software requirements for online courses?

Requirements can be found here: http://online.missouri.edu/prepare/computer.aspx