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MRI and Spectroscopy
Admission Requirements
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit www.rrc.ca/myeducation 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.

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. 
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
      and
  2. Relevant Diploma or Degree
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 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 
    • Due within 30 days of applying
    • If you provide proof of enrolment, 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 be submitted directly from the post-secondary institution
    • If you completed your education outside of Canada or the United States, do not submit your international academic credentials until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 2 for more information.
      and
  3. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • If you were educated outside of Canada or the United States, submit results of an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) indicating you meet the following ELRs:
      • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Certificate - exit Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels from one of the following RRC courses:
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS - Academic):
        Listening 7.0, Speaking 7.0, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.0
        or
      • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST):
        Listening 4.5,  Speaking 4.5,  Reading 4.5,  Writing 4.5
    • Due within 30 days of applying. However, if you apply within six weeks of the start date of the program, this item is due within 5 days of applying.
    • We strongly advise you successfully complete an English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) before submitting your application to ensure you can meet the 30 day deadline.
    • ELPAs must be dated within two years of your application date.
    • After confirming you meet ELRs, the College will send you a request to submit your international academic credentials for assessment.
    • For more information, visit www.rrc.ca/credentials
      and
  4. Current and Completed Immunizations and Testing
    • Submit proof of current and completed immunizations and testing via the Health Services Immunization and Testing Record (HSITR)
    • Due within 30 days of applying
    • Some immunizations and tests may take up to seven months to complete
    • We strongly advise you complete the following steps before applying to this program to ensure your application is not cancelled due to incomplete immunizations or testing:
      • Complete your immunizations and testing
      • Have your health care provider complete and sign the HSITR
      • Visit RRC's Health Services with your completed HSITR. A Health Services staff member will confirm whether your immunizations and testing are current and completed or if you have outstanding immunization and testing requirements. They will also provide estimated timelines for completing outstanding immunization and testing requirements.
    • Submission of the HSITR does not guarantee your immunizations and tests are current and completed. RRC's Health Services will review your submitted HSITR to determine if you meet this requirement
    • Students who will be completing their practicum outside of Manitoba must meet additional requirements as stipulated by their clinical sites
      and
  5. 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. Meet Regular Admission Requirement 1
    and
  2. 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.
        or
      • 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
    • Due within 30 days of applying
      and
  3. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 3 through 5

Program Progression Requirements
Upon acceptance into the program but prior to registration into your clinical/practicum placement(s) and progression to term 2, you will be required to submit the following:

  • Evidence of current certification in Standard First Aid  and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Level C (two day or 16 hour course). Suggested courses are:
  • 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.

These requirements have expiration dates, and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided.

You are responsible for ensuring completion of the safety requirements stipulated by clinical sites.

Red River College endeavours to provide the most current version of all program and course information on this website. The College reserves the right to modify or cancel any course, program, process, or procedure without notice or prejudice. Fees may change without notice.