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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 SIAST Kelsey 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.


Anatomy and Physiology 1 (APHY 191)

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: 201403-709January 26, 2015 - April 17, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 6, 2015
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$370.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201404-98May 4, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2015
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$370.00Home Study (Print)

Anatomy and Physiology 2 (APHY 282)

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: 201402-636September 15, 2014 - December 5, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
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$370.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-711February 9, 2015 - May 1, 2015
Registration Deadline: February 20, 2015
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$370.00Home Study (Print)

Electrocardiography (ECRD 180)

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: 201402-641September 22, 2014 - December 5, 2014
Registration Deadline: October 3, 2014
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$685.00Distance

Infection Control and Safety (INFC 180)

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: 201402-638September 15, 2014 - November 14, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
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$275.00Online
CRN: 201403-714April 6, 2015 - June 5, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 17, 2015
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$275.00Online
CRN: 201404-99May 25, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
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$275.00Online
CRN: 201402-639September 29, 2014 - November 28, 2014
Registration Deadline: October 10, 2014
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$275.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-713January 5, 2015 - March 6, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$275.00Home Study (Print)

Medical Terminology (180) (MTER 180)

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: 201403-710January 5, 2015 - March 6, 2015
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-321January 12, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Therapeutic Recreation students only
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-431January 12, 2015 - March 13, 2015
Human Services Students Only
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201403-712March 23, 2015 - May 22, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2015
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$120.00Home Study (Print)
CRN: 201404-100May 25, 2015 - July 24, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 5, 2015
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$120.00Home Study (Print)

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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