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It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.
Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.
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Program delivery methods for Fall 2021 and later have not been confirmed. Delivery shown is based on current delivery methods amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The MRI 2nd Discipline Program focuses on practical experience and training that complements your previous study in Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Combined Laboratory and X-ray, or Ultrasound.
There are 3 program intakes per year - January, May, and September. Students can take one or more courses per cohort, but need to be aware that some courses must be taken sequentially. All didactic components of the program must be completed before students can do their clinical practicum.
Clinical sites are located throughout Canada. Relocation may be necessary if a clinical site in your area is not available. Depending on where your clinical placement is located, room and board plus incidental expenses are the responsibility of the student. Alberta clinical placements are limited. There are currently no clinical training placements available within Edmonton.
This program can be completed in its entirety online and upon completion, graduates are eligible to write the CAMRT and/or ARRT MRI exams.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
The Magnetic Resonance 2nd Discipline Program provides the opportunity to study MRI without disrupting your busy life. All courses are delivered online with the exception of the 16 week clinical practicum. The clinical practicum is required once all didactic courses are completed.
The learning outcomes and program goals are aligned with the 2014 CAMRT Competency Profile. Upon successful completion of the MRI program the graduate is eligible to challenge the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) entry-to-practice certification examination to become a certified Magnetic Resonance technologist.
To practice as a Medical Radiologic Technologist in the discipline of MRI in the province of Alberta, technologists are required to be registered with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) to obtain a license to practice.
Please refer to the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (ACMDTT) website to learn more about their requirements for licensing/mandatory registration and declaration of conduct, which may include disclosure of information related to criminal convictions and professional misconduct or incompetence as well as any personal factors that could impact the ability to practice safely.
These program outcomes are aligned with CAMRT 2014 National Occupational Competency Profile.
As an MRI Technologist, many of the examinations and procedures involve working alongside physicians, other technologists, nurses and non-medical personnel. The ability to work closely with others, and a demonstrated sense of responsibility are important attributes for a Magnetic Resonance Technologist.
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This program provides additional skills for those who already hold a diploma in Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, Ultrasound or Combined Laboratory and X-ray.
Learn how to register through Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS) or begin the application process.
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