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Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology

Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology is a diploma program that provides the knowledge and skill development needed to perform a specific range of procedures, including laboratory tests, general radiography and electrocardiograms. The clinical experience, consisting of 29 weeks, may take place anywhere in Saskatchewan and at multiple sites. Students are required to challenge and pass comprehensive competency-based exams in radiography, laboratory and electrocardiography in order to successfully complete the program. Graduates will then be eligible to work as a CLXT and apply for membership in the Saskatchewan Association of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technicians (SACLXT).

Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

Previous graduates of the Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician certificate program may ladder into the technology diploma through continuing education.This option must be completed by December 23, 2015.

This is a high demand program. The application period is October 1 to February 15 each academic year. Applications are currently restricted to Canadian residents.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


You will explore the structure and function of organs and systems in the normal human body. Your studies will focus on the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

42 hours Additional costs: Course manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201404-98May 4, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2015
Register Online
$370.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-500September 7, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2015
$385.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-517January 25, 2016 - April 15, 2016
Registration Deadline: February 5, 2016
$385.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201504-55May 2, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration Deadline: May 13, 2016
$385.00Home Study (Print)
Building on the knowledge gained in APHY 191 (Anatomy & Physiology 1) you will continue your study of the structure and function of the normal human body. Your studies will focus on the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology 1


38 hours, Additional costs: Course material
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-502September 14, 2015 - December 14, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$385.00Home Study (Print)
Your studies will focus on the theoretical aspects required to perform electrocardiograms. Course content includes recording technique, recognizing and remedies for artifacts, and recognizing basic cardiac arrhythmias. Course requirements include a one day laboratory workshop in Saskatoon and a two day preceptored clinical experience at an approved site.

This course is available to RN, PN, Paramedic, MRT, MLT healthcare providers

45 hours Additional costs: Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201502-503September 21, 2015 - December 4, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 2, 2015
$710.00Online
You will study the transmission of microorganisms, blood-borne pathogens (i.e. hepatitis virus and HIV), standard precautions, isolation procedures, immunization for medical workers, sterilization and disinfection, biohazardous waste, safety and WHMIS.

25 hours Additional costs: Manual
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-714April 6, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015
Register Online
$275.00Online
CRN: 201404-99May 25, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
Register Online
$275.00Online
CRN: 201502-509September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$285.00Online
CRN: 201503-529April 4, 2016 - June 2, 2016
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2016
$285.00Online
CRN: 201504-60May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016
$285.00Online
CRN: 201502-507September 28, 2015 - November 27, 2015
Registration Deadline: October 9, 2015
$285.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-527January 4, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
$285.00Home Study (Print)
You will learn the prefixes, suffixes and combining forms from which medical terms are derived. You will also learn medical abbreviations.

10 hours/9 weeks Additional costs: Text(s) and required materials including a medical dictionary
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-712March 23, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
Register Online
$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201404-100May 25, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
Register Online
$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-244September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 18, 2015
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201502-506September 14, 2015 - November 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: September 25, 2015
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-525January 4, 2016 - March 3, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-231January 11, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201503-526March 21, 2016 - May 20, 2016
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201504-59May 23, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Registration Deadline: June 3, 2016
$125.00Home Study (Print)
You will be introduced to radiobiology and protection. You will acquire the knowledge and develop the skills needed to practice basic radiation protection during radiological examinations. The course content includes the biological effects of ionizing radiation, basic radiation protection principles and concepts, radiation monitoring, radiation protection guidelines and safety regulations, and techniques of minimizing patient dose during diagnostic imaging.

CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-1976April 6, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2015
Register Online
$430.00Distance

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