Medical Radiologic Technology (Part-time studies)School of Health Sciences Diploma
This program is also available on campus. For more information visit the program page.
If you’re considering a career in health – one that lets you work one-on-one with people and use state-of-the-art medical equipment – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Medical Radiologic Technology program might be for you.
Radiological technologists produce images of body parts and systems using X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and breast imaging equipment. You need to be diligent, detail-oriented and committed to high work standards. You also need to be comfortable positioning and touching patients, as well as talking with them.
This program is subject to the high-demand admission process. It opens for application on October 1, and closes on February 15, each academic year. On February 15, paper applications are accepted until 4:30 p.m., and online applications are accepted until 11:59 p.m. (Saskatchewan times). All supporting documentation is required by 4:30 p.m. (Saskatchewan time) on February 28(29).
International applicants are not currently considered for admission to this high-demand program.
Medical Radiologic Technology is a nationally accredited two-year diploma program offered at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Saskatoon campus . You’ll get hands-on training in the use of radiographic equipment, learn how to position patients to get the best images and learn to critique images. You’ll also develop knowledge and skills in:
- anatomy and physiology
- examination techniques
- patient care
- radiation safety and protection
- X-ray equipment
Practical, Hands-On Learning
Extensive clinical experience gives you a chance to apply what you learn in class in an actual clinical setting. You’ll get 50 weeks of clinical experience, including one week in your first year and the remaining 49 weeks during three separate practicums in your second year. When you graduate, you’ll be competent in radiographic procedures as applied to the human body.
Diploma to Degree
You can use your Medical Radiologic Technology diploma to ladder into a degree program at the University of Regina or Athabasca University in Alberta. A degree is usually required if you are interested in moving into management or teaching positions.
After graduation, you’ll write the national Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam. CAMRT certification allows you to work anywhere in Canada and to become a member of the Saskatchewan Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (SAMRT), which is a requirement to work in Saskatchewan.
Each year, 20 students are accepted to this program. In the first year, students will experience a mix of traditional lectures, web-assisted learning, practical and simulation labs. Second year students continue their learning in a clinical practicum in either the Saskatoon or Regina Qu’Appelle health regions.
For this program, there is a heavy workload with 15 - 20 hours/week of homework. School hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday except during clinical practicums where hours will coincide with health care hours.
Serve in the Canadian Forces
Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Medical Radiologic Technology program is recognized by the Canadian Forces, which means you can qualify for CF Paid Education funding. On graduation, you’ll also receive advanced standing as a Medical Radiation Technologist, which earns you a higher pay rate than graduates of non-CF recognized programs. Visit cafcod-rpfcfac.forces.gc.ca for more information.
Courses currently offered through part-time studies
Year 1Anatomy and Physiology 1 (APHY-191CE)
Anatomy and Physiology 2 (APHY-282CE)
Professional Practices 1 (ETHC-185CE)
Infection Control and Safety (INFC-180CE)
Medical Terminology (MTER-180CE)