Additional Program Requirements

MRI Technology Program

Health Requirements

Documentation of the following must be submitted to the electronic documentation system by the required deadline. Failure to submit the documentation by the deadline will result in a student being denied access to clinical rotations. All health requirement costs are the responsibility of the student.

  • Physical examination – Yearly
  • Tuberculosis Testing – Yearly
  • Flu Vaccination – Yearly
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria – Booster required every ten years.
  • Hepatitis B Immunity – May require dates of immunizations.
  • Varicella Immunity – May require dates of immunizations.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella Immunity – May require dates of immunizations.
  • 10 Panel Drug Test – May be required depending on clinical site placement.


All students must be certified in CPR through the American Heart Association (AHA) – Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.

Nurse Assistant Training Course

STN 110, or STN 290 must be completed within five (5) years of the beginning of the first clinical course.  Documentation noting successful completion must be submitted to the Program.  Students who are currently working in the role of a State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA) may submit a letter of verification from their current employer detailing their job responsibilities for review.

Background Checks Requirements

All students entering the MRI program are required to have completed a background check through the Department of Public Safety at Owens Community College. Students will be required to have additional background checks throughout their enrollment in the program. Students will be notified when it is time to complete this requirement.

Any student who has a conviction should complete the pre-application review process as the ARRT indicates below.

The department administrator at the clinical affiliates may be contacted regarding a conviction. The clinical affiliate reserves the right to accept or refuse the student. Depending on the results, clinical placement may not be possible, even if the ARRT clears the student for credentialing purposes.

Background checks by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are required. The student assumes the cost of the background checks.

For more information regarding background checks visit the following websites:

The Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Clinical Experience

This program is offered in cooperation with many area MRI departments. The use of multiple clinical sites provides equity in clinical education as students have the opportunity to utilize many types of MRI equipment and to participate in a wide variety of MRI procedures. Students are required to complete 1,250 hours of clinical education. Students should note that there may be travel requirements of up to more than 60 miles, from the Owens Community College Toledo-area campus for their clinical site rotations.

  • Blanchard Valley Health System
  • Fisher- Titus Medical Center
  • Fulton County Health Center
  • Lima Memorial Health System
  • Mercy Defiance Hospital
  • Mercy St. Anne’s Hospital
  • Mercy Imaging Center
  • NOMS Healthcare
  • ProMedica Bay Park Hospital
  • ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital
  • ProMedica Flower Hospital
  • ProMedica Memorial Hospital
  • ProMedica Toledo Hospital
  • ProMedica Wildwood Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • St. Rita’s Medical Center
  • The Toledo Hospital
  • University of Michigan Health System at East Ann Arbor, Northville, Brighton and University Hospital
  • University of Toledo Medical Center
  • Wood County Hospital