Are you looking to earn CE credits, become a more well-rounded technologist or advance your medical imaging career? We can help. Join the Charter School and get your hands-on training from the leading technologists, most state-of-the-art equipment, knowledgeable faculty and elite radiologists.

The medical imaging career is a fast growing field that allows for endless employment possibilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the medical imaging job outlook through 2026 is projected to grow 13% which is faster than the average for all occupations. Advancing your medical imaging career in becoming a CT or MRI technologist will also provide greater salary opportunities.

Our program offerings are designed for busy technologists or recent radiologic technology graduates who are living in the Maryland area. All course work is delivered in an online format and our clinical affiliates offer a wide range of ARRT required competencies with very high volumes in order to get the repetitions necessary to build your confidence in performing the complex and dynamic procedures of today.

MRI School Info

Student Application for the Charter MRI School

About The Profession

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced medical imaging modality that utilizes a powerful static magnetic field, radiofrequency pulses, gradients and many other parameters to produce cross-sectional imaging of the human body. MRI technology is rapidly advancing and the profession is an excellent fusion of operating high-tech equipment and delivering compassionate patient care. Current employment outlook for MRI technologists is positive (please refer to current Bureau of Labor and Statistics webpage).

Our Program

The Charter MRI School utilizes a proven educational curriculum and offers the clinical experience necessary to meet the certification testing requirements of The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Our program offers two terms each calendar year. Each term is six months in length (Jan-Jun, Jul-Dec). Currently, in each term we accept a cohort of six students. All educational content is delivered in an online format with weekly self-paced pre-recorded lectures, required ASRT module lectures and quizzes (MRI Basics: The Series), discussions and assignments. Any live lectures offered will be recorded and available for viewing anytime. The clinical experience is performed at the location of our clinical affiliate’s imaging centers (currently Columbia and Reisterstown, MD).

Admission Requirements

Our MRI program is very competitive due to the high volume of applicants and limited availability of clinical rotations. Prospective students must complete an online application. Prospective students must be ARRT certified and registered as a Radiographer or Nuclear Medicine Technologist and have a valid CPR certification from the American Heart Association. Documentation is required.

Other requirements include:

  • Graduate of accredited Radiologic Technology Program or Nuclear Medicine Program
  • Live video or phone interview
  • Ability to assist patients
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Maintain HIPPA compliance
  • Practice standard precautions
  • Ability to learn venipuncture
  • Perform all duties of a MRI technologist
  • Provide contact information for three recommendations upon request
  • Dedicated to completing program requirements within the four month term

If an applicant is not accepted into the desired term, they will be placed on our wait list and given an opportunity for program entry at the next available term up to one calendar year. All application records will be kept for one calendar year.

Recent graduates of Radiologic Technology Programs are encouraged to apply. The admission requirements must be met by the term start date.

Estimated Tuition & Expenses

Item Cost
Program Tuition $3,600
Books $150*
Resources $300*
                           Total     $4,050

* Estimation, price varies with different vendors and professional memberships.

Tuition Payment Options

Once accepted into the MRI Program, students must elect to pay the tuition in full or enroll in our payment plan option. Our payment plan option is six monthly payments of $600.The full tuition or first payment of $600 is due one week before the beginning of the term start date. Each student will receive an invoice when tuition is due depending on which payment option they have selected.

Tuition Refund Policy

A student who voluntary withdraws from the program must submit a written statement to program faculty in order to receive a refund. Refund will be prorated from the date the written statement is submitted.

Required Book/Resource List

All of the following books and resources are required. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain all required textbooks and resources. Textbooks can be purchased in hardcopy or digital format and as new, used or rented. The required American Society of Radiologic Technologists resource must be individually purchased by each student through the ASRT website. The cost for the required ASRT resource is reduced if the student is an ASRT member.

  • MRI in Practice, 5th ed.
    • ISBN: 978-1119391968
  • Sectional Anatomy For Imaging Professionals, 4th ed.
    • ISBN: 978-0323414876
  •  American Society of Radiologic Technologists, MRI Basics: The Series

Clinical Experience

The Charter MRI School provides each student with the opportunity to practice their new learned knowledge on state of the art equipment. Students will be participating in the performance of a wide range of MRI procedures under the direct supervision of a qualified technologist. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and document their 125 ARRT required competencies.

HIPPA Statement

It is the responsibility of all health care practitioners to uphold the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Charter MRI School students who violate any part of HIPPA legislation will be dismissed from the program without refund and reported to the ARRT and Maryland Board of Physicians.

Clinical Affiliates

Charter Radiology (Columbia Imaging Center)

10700 Charter Drive, Suite 110, Columbia, MD 21044

This location is equipped with a Siemens 3 Tesla Verio MRI scanner, syngo.via workstation and MedRad power injector.

Charter Radiology (Reisterstown Imaging Center)

116 Westminster Pike, Suite 104, Reisterstown, MD 21136

This location is equipped with a Siemens 3 Tesla Skyra MRI scanner, syngo.via workstation and MedRad power injector.

Professional Presence

The Charter MRI School takes our relationships with our clinical affiliates very seriously. All Charter MRI School faculty and students shall abide by all clinical affiliate policies and procedures. Students who violate any policy or procedure will receive one written warning. If a second violation occurs, that student will be dismissed from the Charter MRI School without tuition refund.

Clinical Rotation Schedule

Students have the opportunity to gain 18 hours per week of hands-on experience. Students are assigned one of the following rotations throughout the duration of the six month program.

Student Location Days Hours
Student 1 Columbia M, W, F 8am-2pm
Student 2 Columbia M, W, F 2pm-8pm
Student 3 Columbia T, Th, Sa 8am-2pm
Student 4 Columbia T, Th, Sa 2pm-8pm
Student 5 Reisterstown M, W, F 9am-3pm
Student 6 Reisterstown T, Th, Sa 9am-3pm

Clinical Supervision of Students

Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified technologist during all assigned clinical rotations. Students will begin their clinical experience as an observer and as their knowledge increases they will transition to performing. If a student is performing a clinical competency, they must inform the technologist before starting the MRI procedure. The student must assign the correct supervising technologist when documenting competencies with the ARRT. The supervising technologist will verify each competency with the ARRT.

Clinical Evaluations

Students will receive two clinical evaluations during the program. This will provide each student with valuable feedback in regards to their progress. Evaluations are designed to be constructive.

Dress Code Policy

While students are in the clinical setting they shall wear business casual dress or navy blue scrubs. Clothing that exhibits the logo of other businesses will not be permitted. Hair, facial hair and nails shall be well groomed and personal hygiene shall be well maintained.

Personal Technology Device

While in the clinical setting, students shall keep personal phone calls to a minimum.

Personal Property

Your personal possessions are your responsibility. Charter MRI School and clinical affiliates are not responsible for your lost or stolen personal items. You must monitor your personal items.

Attendance Policy

Although your clinical experience is competency based, the best way to complete all 125 ARRT required competencies is to be present during all assigned clinical rotations. Our clinical affiliates offer a wide variety of competency examinations and very high examination volumes. You have a six month time frame to achieve your competencies which is dependent on student attendance. Our clinical affiliates ask that students inform them via text, phone or email if they are going to miss a scheduled rotation before they are to be expected in attendance.

Inclement Weather Policy

Students will be notified when clinical affiliates are closed due to inclement weather.

CT School Info

Student Application for the Charter CT School

About The Profession

Computed tomography (CT) is an advanced medical imaging modality that utilizes digital x-ray technology to produce cross-sectional imaging of the human body. CT technology is rapidly advancing and the profession is an excellent fusion of operating high-tech equipment and delivering compassionate patient care. Current employment outlook for CT technologists is positive.

Our Program

The Charter CT School utilizes the educational curriculum and offers the clinical experience necessary to meet the certification testing requirements of The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for Computed Tomography Imaging.  Our program offers three terms each calendar year. Each term is four months in length (Jan-Apr, May-Aug, Sept-Dec). Currently, in each term we accept a cohort of six students. All educational content is delivered in an online format with weekly self-paced pre-recorded lectures, required ASRT module lectures and quizzes (CT Basics: The Series), discussions and assignments. Any live lectures offered will be recorded and available for viewing anytime. The clinical experience is performed at the location of our clinical affiliate’s imaging centers (currently Columbia and Reisterstown, MD).

Admission Requirements

Our CT program is very competitive due to the high volume of applicants and limited availability of clinical rotations. Prospective students must complete an online application. Prospective students must be ARRT certified and registered as a Radiographer, licensed as a Radiographer by the Maryland Board of Physicians and have a valid CPR certification from the American Heart Association. Documentation is required.

Other requirements include:

  • Graduate of accredited Radiologic Technology Program
  • Live video or phone interview
  • Ability to assist patients
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Maintain HIPPA compliance
  • Practice standard precautions
  • Ability to learn venipuncture
  • Perform all duties of a CT technologist
  • Provide contact information for three recommendations upon request
  • Dedicated to completing program requirements within the four month term

If an applicant is not accepted into the desired term, they will be placed on our wait list and given an opportunity for program entry at the next available term up to one calendar year. All application records will be kept for one calendar year.

Recent graduates of Radiologic Technology Programs are encouraged to apply. The admission requirements must be met by the term start date.

Estimated Tuition & Expenses

Item Cost
Program Tuition $3,500
Books $200*
Resources $300*
                           Total     $4,000

* Estimation, price varies with different vendors and professional memberships.

Tuition Payment Options

Once accepted into the CT Program, students must elect to pay the tuition in full or enroll in our payment plan option. Our payment plan option is four monthly payments of $875.The full tuition or first payment of $875 is due one week before the beginning of the term start date. Each student will receive an invoice when tuition is due depending on which payment option they have selected.

Tuition Refund Policy

A student who voluntary withdraws from the program must submit a written statement to program faculty in order to receive a refund. Refund will be prorated from the date the written statement is submitted.

Required Book/Resource List

All of the following books and resources are required. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain all required textbooks and resources. Textbooks can be purchased in hardcopy or digital format and as new, used or rented. The required American Society of Radiologic Technologists resource must be individually purchased by each student through the ASRT website. The cost for the required ASRT resource is reduced if the student is an ASRT member.

  • Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications and Quality Control, 4th ed
    • ISBN: 978-0323312882
  • Sectional Anatomy For Imaging Professionals, 4th ed.
    • ISBN: 978-0323414876
  • Mosby’s Exam Review for Computed Tomography, 3rd ed.
    • ISBN: 978-0323416337
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists, CT Basics: The Series

Clinical Experience

The Charter CT School provides each student with the opportunity to practice their new learned knowledge on state of the art equipment. Students will be participating in the performance of a wide range of CT procedures under the direct supervision of a qualified technologist. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain and document their 125 ARRT required competencies.

HIPPA Statement

It is the responsibility of all health care practitioners to uphold the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Charter CT School students who violate any part of HIPPA legislation will be dismissed from the program without refund and reported to the ARRT and Maryland Board of Physicians.

Clinical Affiliates

Charter Radiology (Columbia Imaging Center)

10700 Charter Drive, Suite 110, Columbia, MD 21044

This location is equipped with a Siemens 128-slice Definition AS CT scanner, syngo.via workstation and MedRad power injector.

Charter Radiology (Reisterstown Imaging Center)

116 Westminster Pike, Suite 104, Reisterstown, MD 21136

This location is equipped with a Siemens 128-slice Perspective CT scanner, syngo.via workstation and MedRad power injector.

Professional Presence

The Charter CT School takes our relationships with our clinical affiliates very seriously. All Charter CT School faculty and students shall abide by all clinical affiliate policies and procedures. Students who violate any policy or procedure will receive one written warning. If a second violation occurs, that student will be dismissed from the Charter CT School without tuition refund.

Clinical Rotation Schedule

Students have the opportunity to gain 16-18 hours per week of hands-on experience. Students are assigned one of the following rotations throughout the duration of the four month program.

Student Location Days Hours
Student 1 Columbia M, W, F 8am-2pm
Student 2 Columbia M, W, F 2pm-8pm
Student 3 Columbia T, Th, Sa 8am-2pm
Student 4 Columbia T, Th, Sa 2pm-8pm
Student 5 Reisterstown M, W 9am-5pm
Student 6 Reisterstown T, Th 9am-5pm

Clinical Supervision of Students

Students will be under the direct supervision of a qualified technologist during all assigned clinical rotations. Students will begin their clinical experience as an observer and as their knowledge increases they will transition to performing. If a student is performing a clinical competency, they must inform the technologist before starting the CT procedure. The student must assign the correct supervising technologist when documenting competencies with the ARRT. The supervising technologist will verify each competency with the ARRT.

Clinical Evaluations

Students will receive two clinical evaluations during the program. This will provide each student with valuable feedback in regards to their progress. Evaluations are designed to be constructive.

Dress Code Policy

While students are in the clinical setting they shall wear business casual dress or navy blue scrubs. Clothing that exhibits the logo of other businesses will not be permitted. Hair, facial hair and nails shall be well groomed and personal hygiene shall be well maintained.

Personal Technology Device

While in the clinical setting, students shall keep personal phone calls to a minimum.

Personal Property

Your personal possessions are your responsibility. Charter CT School and clinical affiliates are not responsible for your lost or stolen personal items. You must monitor your personal items.

Attendance Policy

Although your clinical experience is competency based, the best way to complete all 125 ARRT required competencies is to be present during all assigned clinical rotations. Our clinical affiliates offer a wide variety of competency examinations and very high examination volumes. You have a four month time frame to achieve your competencies which is dependent on student attendance. Our clinical affiliates ask that students inform them via text, phone or email if they are going to miss a scheduled rotation before they are to be expected in attendance.

Inclement Weather Policy

Students will be notified when clinical affiliates are closed due to inclement weather.