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Owens Community College to start magnetic resonance course

Owens Community College has started a new associates degree program in magnetic resonance.

Beginning with Summer Semester 2013, the program will be offered at the Oregon Road campus in Perrysburg Township. The two-year program recently received approval by the Ohio Board of Regents.

Catherine Ford, Owens chair of Medical Imaging Technologies, said, “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.”

The program will require about 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 degree is designed to prepare students for employment as magnetic resonance technologists in such health-specific settings as hospitals, clinics and private offices.

Additionally, the selective admissions program requires more than 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 information about the program, call 567-661-7261 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7261.

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