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Our Medical Imaging program – designed for imaging professionals with a diploma or associate degree – offers the opportunity for professional growth.  Whether you choose one of our bachelor’s degree completion tracks or want to earn an MRI or CT specialty certificate without pursuing a bachelor’s degree, you’ll graduate fully prepared to advance your career in medical imaging as a multi-modality technologist, supervisor or imaging educator.


  • Bachelor’s degree completion options (for imaging professionals with a diploma or associate degree)
    • Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging – Online
      • Two years: 100% online
      • Includes emphases in management, advanced imaging and clinical education, unique to Cabarrus College
    • Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging – Clinical
      • Two years: hybrid format (online and on campus)
      • Includes MRI and CT options
  • Certificate options (for imaging professionals with a diploma or associate degree)
    • Advanced Specialty Certificate – MRI
      • Two semesters
    • Advanced Specialty Certificate – CT
      • Six months to one year
  • 100% pass rate on MRI and CT certification exams
  • Credit awarded for work/life experience
  • Enroll full-time or part-time
  • Online and hybrid (online and on-campus) options, including some evening classes
  •  Start in fall or spring
  • 100% of graduates are employed within six months of graduation


The Medical Imaging Program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences will provide the imaging professional with an opportunity to advance their current imaging skills. Leadership skills along with opportunities to receive advanced credentials in Computed Tomography or Magnetic Resonance imaging will prepare the graduate to become a leader in their chosen field. Emphasis on communication and critical thinking skills will prepare the graduate to become adaptable in the diverse healthcare setting. The Medical Imaging Program will provide knowledge, skills, and professional values required to deliver patient-centered care and, high quality images.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging will be able to:

  • Expand the knowledge of clinical skills to increase clinical competence in the imaging modalities.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for advancement in the medical imaging field.
  • Practice patient centered care in all imaging modalities.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills (oral and written) for communicating with patients, staff, and other healthcare providers.
  • Demonstrate medical legal and ethical behaviors through ethical practice in the healthcare setting.
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt in the ever-changing healthcare field by using critical thinking skills.
  • Identify quality measures related to high quality medical imaging.

Testimonial quote:

“Getting my bachelor's helped me with so many things. It helped me in discipline. It helped me in time management. It helps me with conflict resolution. It taught me computer applications. It taught me different styles of writing. It taught me math. It helped me to be a well-rounded team player for our department. Your associate degree gives you the skill you need to actually complete the task, but your bachelor's gives you the skills you need to become a team and helps you see how the management of the department works as a whole. So, you see it more from a managerial standpoint than you would as the technologist. You need all these things to make it to the next level.”

Rachel Harris, RT(R)(CT), ‘16
Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging