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Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.
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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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Magnetic Resonance technologists operate medical diagnostic equipment that uses magnetic fields and radio waves. Combining hands-on learning and simulation, the Magnetic Resonance program gets you ready for an exciting career working alongside physicians, nurses, and other technologists. The program uses MRI simulation software, MRI extremity scanner, IV arms and other industry-standard equipment, giving students the opportunity to practice and simulate MRI scanning exams and image analysis. Students learn in a variety of settings from busy trauma centres to outpatient clinics.
In the MRI program, courses are delivered through a mixture of face-to-face classes, off-site lab sessions, clinical practicum training and online study.
After graduation, you’ll be able to register with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists.
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.
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.
Our 20-month program consists of full-time academic studies and practicum experience at participating sites throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. You’ll attend classes on a full-time basis at NAIT before spending your clinical practicum at one or more facilities to get optimal exposure to MRI procedures.
You will be expected to experience all shifts in the MRI departments, including weekends and evenings when applicable.
You can expect to spend on average:
You now have an additional pathway to the School of Health and Life Sciences at NAIT. Complete one or more select Open Studies courses to be guaranteed a program entrance interview.
Graduates of this program will have work opportunities in hospitals, clinics and public health agencies, and work in diverse settings from busy trauma centres to outpatient clinics.
Upon graduation, you’ll be able to continue your studies at:
If you’re looking for more information or have a question about the Magnetic Resonance program, we can help.
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Focusing on anatomy, patient care, communication and safety in the MRI environment, students learn to function in diverse settings from busy trauma centres to outpatient clinics.
CAE Healthcare and NAIT have entered a simulation research partnership to improve health-care education and patient safety, including support for the polytechnic's simulation research initiatives.
NAIT's Simulation Centre re-creates the real world of health-care careers
From practicing on high-fidelity manikins to learning on the latest software, watch how NAIT students practice the best patient care.
Learn how to register through Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS) or begin the application process.
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