Laboratory and X-Ray Technology Combined
Northern Alberta Institute of Technologywww.nait.ca
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Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
60% in each of
- English 30-1
- Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or 30-2
- Chemistry 30
- Biology 30
Five or more credits of post-secondary Human Anatomy and Physiology or Human Physiology completed within 5 years of the application deadline with a final grade of 60% or greater. The NAIT Continuing Education Course that meets this prerequisite requirement is ANPH100 Anatomy and Physiology.
One credit of post-secondary Medical Terminology completed within 5 years of the applications deadline with a final grade of 60% or greater OR completion of NAIT's Medical Terminology challenge examination with a minimum 60% pass. You can take ITMS100- Medical Terminology to meet this prerequisite requirement.
NOTE: It is not a requirement for the post-secondary prerequisite of Medical Terminology 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 this post-secondary pre-requisite to their NAIT application file by July 31st.
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
- Online Interview
- Immunization Requirements - Students are required to be immunized against vaccine preventable diseases, as determined by Alberta Health. After acceptance into the program, students will be given further information on immunization requirements. Failure to meet the Police Information Check, immunization and tuberculosis testing requirements may result in denial of access to 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.
- 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.
- Computer Literacy- Applicants must have strong computer skills including: word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and email. Course material may be delivered using an online learning platform.
Career Investigation - A Career Investigation Report is not required for submission. During the interview process you will be asked questions regarding the Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technology profession. The following activities are encouraged to ensure you understand the Combined Laboratory and X-ray Technology program and profession: Review of Program Website, Open House Information Session, Clinical Site Visit.
Student Selection Process and Criteria
Student selection is competitive and based on criteria that may include academic achievement beyond the stated minimum prerequisites. Applicants with prior NAIT Health Sciences credentials may be given special consideration for the interview shortlist. 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 75%.
- 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, and candidates who are successful in reaching this phase 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.
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), Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
Transfer Credit & Credential Recognition: In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Recognition of Prior Learning website and on the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form (pdf), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
- You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 years ago
- You must have a minimum mark of C- in the course or program
Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.
If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.
Tuition $4,170.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,800.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $982.00 Year One
Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated July 25, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.