About the Program
Medical Radiologic Technology is the art and science of correctly positioning the patient and X-ray equipment to produce and record images for the purpose of visualizing the extent of disease or injury to a patient. The majority of X-ray examinations are performed in the Diagnostic Imaging Department; however, they are also carried out in the operating room, in the emergency department, on wards and in specialized intensive care units.
The Medical Radiologic Technology program teaches students how to perform X-rays, including evaluating the diagnostic quality of images, patient care and quality control. Students also gain expert knowledge in radiation safety and protection practices. Many of the radiographic examinations and procedures involve working alongside physicians, other technologists, nurses and non-medical personnel.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $223
Tuition Cap: $2,085
Health & Dental: $132
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $1450
Semester 2: $1050
Semester 3: $Spring:TBA
Semester 4: $250
Semester 5: $250
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
75% in each of
- English 30-1
- Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 30-2
- Physics 30
- Biology 30
5 or more credits of post-secondary Human Anatomy and Physiology completed within 5 years of the application deadline with a final grade of 60% or greater. The NAIT course that meets this prerequisite requirement is ANPH100 Anatomy and Physiology.
1 credit of post-secondary Medical Terminology completed within 5 years of the application deadline with a final grade of 60% or greater or completion of NAIT's Medical Terminology challenge examination with a minimum 60% pass. The NAIT course that meets this prerequisite requirement is ITMS100- Medical Terminology.
Note: It is not a requirement for the post-secondary prerequisites of Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy and Physiology to be completed by the application deadline; however, proof of course completion with a passing grade of at least 60% MUST be submitted to the student application file by July 31st. In addition, applicants who are placed in the hold file for potential late acceptance into the program must also provide documented proof of completion of these post-secondary pre-requisites to their NAIT application file by July 31st.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
- Online Interview
- Alberta Residency - Only Alberta residents will be considered:this includes those who have lived and/or worked in Alberta for one year prior to the start of the program (Lloydminster, NWT, Yukon and Nunavut residents are considered to be Alberta residents). Prior to the beginning of the program, applicants must be prepared to provide proof of one-year residency in the province/territory from which they are applying.
- CPR (Basic Life Support - BLS) - Students must provide evidence of current BLS certification prior to commencing clinical training. BLS certification must remain current throughout clinical training therefore it is recommended that certification be obtained just prior to clinical training. The BLS certification course that meets this requirement must be designed for individuals who will be health care providers. The NAIT Continuing Education Course that meets this requirement is CPRS100 - Basic Life Support | NAIT.
- Immunization Requirements - Students are required to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, as determined by the Alberta Health. After acceptance into the program, students will be given further information on requirements. Failure to meet the Police Information Check, immunization and tuberculosis testing requirements may result in denial of access to the clinical training.
- Police Information Check - Students are required to provide a current Police Information Check (also referred to as a Security Clearance or Criminal Record Check) which must include a Vulnerable Sector Search. Please do not proceed with the Police Information Check until an offer of acceptance and follow-up instructions have been issued by the program. The Police Information Check is only considered valid when reviewed by a NAIT official within 90 days of completion.
- Computer Literacy- Applicants must have strong computer skills including: word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and e-mail. Course material may be delivered using an online learning platform.
- BYOD - Bring your own device
During the interview process you will be asked questions regarding the Medical Radiologic Technology profession. Suggested methods of investigation include:
- Review of Program website
- Attending Open House
- Attend an Information Session
Student Selection Process and Criteria
Student selection is competitive and based on criteria that may include academic achievement beyond the stated minimum prerequisites. The selection process is based on:
- Phase 1 - Academic entrance requirements are reviewed by the Office of the Registrar and applicants are shortlisted for interviews. Last year, applicants successful in receiving an interview had a minimum average of 83.5%. Applicants with prior NAIT Health Sciences credentials or who have successfully completed at least one approved Open Studies course in the School of Health and Life Sciences with a minimum of 75% may be given special consideration for the interview shortlist.
- Phase 2 - Shortlisted applicants are interviewed and ranked. Final selection is based strictly on the interview scores; academics presented in Phase 1 must be maintained. The format for Phase 2 is prerecorded online video interviews. Candidates who are successful in moving to Phase 2 will be given adequate notice of the interview requirements and instructions.
- Additional Requirements and Information - Any prospective students with back, arm, shoulder, wrist or neck problems or significant health challenges should consider their options carefully before applying and are advised to consult with the Program.
Students participate in clinical education at clinical site(s) performing radiographic procedures in accordance with the learning outcome and objectives. The practicum experiences allows students to apply concepts in radiographic procedures, patient care and instrumentation, radiographic positioning, equipment utilization, radiation protection, quality control and image evaluation while under direct supervision of a registered technologist.
- Length: 16 Months
- Salary: There is no salary or stipend received during the clinical placement
- Dates: May 2017 to August 2018
- Relocation: The clinical sites are located throughout the province of Alberta. Room and board transportation and incidental expenses for the practicum are the responsibility of the student.
Placement Facilitator: The MRT program determines student placement and rotation schedule. For more information contact: email@example.com
Accreditation & Industry Certification
This program is accredited.
Scholarships & Bursaries
|Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd. Scholarship I||1000.00||7|
Available to second year students in the schools of Business Administration and Health Sciences. This award is based on outstanding academic achievement in the first year marks.
|Coca-Cola Bottling Ltd. Scholarship II||1000.00||4|
Available to first year students in the schools of Business Administration and Health Sciences. This award is based on outstanding academic achievement in the first semester marks.
|Eileen Turgeon Bursary||2000.00||1|
Available to students enrolled in the second year of the Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology, Cytotechnology, Emergency Medical Technology – Paramedic, Magnetic Resonance, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Radiologic Technology or Respiratory Therapy program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement and demonstrated financial need.
|Helen Balazs-Peters Scholarship - Spring||500.00||1|
Available to a second year student enrolled in the Medical Radiologic Technology program. Awarded on the basis of second highest academic achievement in the "Didactic Radiologic Technology" courses in the first year of the program. The selected student must successfully complete the program within the prescribed program limit to be eligible for the scholarship.
|Insight Medical Imaging - Medical Radiologic Technology Scholarship - Summer||1000.00||1|
Available to a second year student enrolled in the Medical Radiologic Technology program at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of highest academic achievement in the second year of the program.
|Katie & John Lashuk Bursary||2000.00||2|
Available to students entering the second year of a program in the School of Health Sciences at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of satisfactory academic achievement in the first year and demonstrated financial need.
|TH Bursary I||1000.00||1|
Available to a second year student in the School of Health and Life Sciences. Awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 2.0). Preference may be given to a single parent or to a student who has overcome adversity in their life such as mental illness or a learning disability. Applicants with a documented disability must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits.
|TH Bursary II||1000.00||1|
Available to a first year student in the School of Health and Life Sciences. Awarded on the basis of financial need and satisfactory academic achievement (a minimum GPA of 2.0). Preference may be given to a single parent or to a student who has overcome adversity in their life such as mental illness or a learning disability. Applicants with a documented disability must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits.
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.