MRISF-AD MRI and Spectroscopy

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

You may be asked to participate in an interview with the department Chair and/or a Program Admissions Committee.

The College reserves the right to limit the number of students from any particular geographic location for each intake.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Safety Checklist
    • Submit a completed Safety Checklist
    • The conditions listed on the Safety Checklist may preclude you from entering the clinical segment of the program and working in the MRI profession. If any of the conditions listed on the Checklist apply to you, we strongly advise you discuss the condition with your physician before applying to this program. 
  2. Relevant Diploma or Degree
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in the final year of a post-secondary diploma or degree from a recognized institute or college in:
      • Medical Radiologic Technology
      • Nuclear Medicine
      • Radiation Therapy
      • Ultrasound 
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  3. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of successful completion of an approved English language assessment at the required levels. 
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.
  4. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Relevant Work Experience
    • You may qualify for entry into this program if you have:
      • An imaging background and clinical experience in radiology/magnetic resonance. Submit a resume.
      • Magnetic resonance imaging work experience equivalent to a minimum of two years full-time within the last five years. Submit a resume, a letter of reference from the manager, and the qualifications of the manager
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 1, 3 and 4

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.

  • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
    • Prior to registration into your clinical/practicum placement(s) and progression to term 2, you will be required to submit the following:
      • An original official Adult Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search (ACRVS)
      • An original official Child Abuse Registry (CAR) Check (provincial)
      • An original official Adult Abuse Registry (AAR) Check (provincial)
    • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
    • If you are listed on either the Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program.
  • Intermediate First Aid with CPR Level C and AED
    • Prior to registration into your clinical/practicum placement(s) and progression to term 2, you will be required to submit evidence of current certification in Intermediate First Aid with CPR Level C and AED (two day or 16 hour course)
  • Immunizations and Testing
  • Clinical Sites Safety Requirements
    • You are responsible for ensuring completion of the safety requirements stipulated by clinical sites.
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