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Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2nd Discipline

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
The MRI 2nd Discipline part-time program offers healthcare professionals in the diagnostic, therapeutic and medical imaging fields a unique opportunity to expand their skill set and open new career opportunities and advancement options. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologists operate medical diagnostic equipment that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create images of almost every part of the human body without the use of harmful radiation. In as little as 16 months, you can earn an MRI credential and fast-track your career. Our online program is designed to be flexible to accommodate the busy schedules of healthcare professionals while offering practical, real-world training using state-of-the-art MRI simulation software and hands-on experience through a 15-week clinical placement. As the demand for diagnostic imaging services continues to rise, so does the need for skilled MRI technologists. This valuable skillset will not only broaden your capabilities as a healthcare professional but also contribute to improving patient outcomes. With over 20 years of experience educating healthcare professionals, NAIT's MRI 2nd Discipline program will help you take the next step in your healthcare career.

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Post-Diploma
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

Proof of practice/membership and previous diploma

Proof of one of the following four requirements based on the applicant's First Discipline certificate:

1) Medical Radiation Technologists (MRT):

(Medical Radiologic Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, and Radiation Therapists)

  • A current practice permit through a provincial/national regulatory body (e.g. ACMDTT), membership with CAMRT, and a diploma from an accredited institute in Medical Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, or Radiation Therapy

2) Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMS):

  • Active membership with Sonography Canada (Generalist) and a diploma from an accredited institute in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

3) Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists (CLXT):

  • A current practice permit through the provincial regulatory body (ACCLXT) and a diploma from an approved accredited institute in Combined Laboratory & X-Ray

4) Internationally trained applicants:

  • Equivalent International credentials in Medical Radiology, or Diagnostic Medical Sonography, membership with CAMRT or Sonography Canada, and an active practice permit through a provincial regulatory body where applicable.
  • International equivalency credentials will be assessed on an individual basis, but membership with CAMRT or Sonography Canada will still be required.

Additional entrance requirements

  • A Letter of Recommendation from a physician, supervisor or department head indicating the capacity in which they are familiar with the candidate and their suitability for a career in MRI. In addition, the letter should demonstrate the candidate's capabilities in communication, critical thinking, and professionalism in the healthcare setting.

  • The MRI Applicant Screening Form must be completed and uploaded to your MyNAIT portal for verification.

  • Proof of English Language Proficiency

Please see program page for additional requirements and considerations.

Transfer & Credit Options may be available, please see for more information.

Distance Delivery Options

Online except clinical practicum

Application Deadline

See for application deadlines.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $1,899.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $649.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $275.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated May 01, 2024. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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