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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Key Details

Program Start Dates

September 2024

Please visit Ontario College Application Service to learn more about start dates

Program Delivery

Campus / Full-time


Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Program Duration

2 Semesters
Currently not available for international students

Program Contacts

Cassandra Levesque

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.7627

Program Overview

Prepare for an MRI technologist career with hands-on training

Can you put people at ease? Can you stay focused and organized in stressful situations while working in a fast-paced environment? Tick all the boxes with a rewarding career as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologist 
This post-graduate concentrated program provides the technical skills for you to excel in this field, backed up by a full-time clinical placement at an affiliated hospital site. Simulation and scenario labs are used to demonstrate and perform MRI procedures, venipuncture insertion, intravenous therapy, and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist’s entry-to-practice certification exam in magnetic resonance imaging. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights 

  • Limited enrolment 
  • One of only three college programs in Ontario – and the only program in northern Ontario 
  • Placement in an accredited hospital in Canada in semester 2 
  • Grads are eligible to write the national licensing exam set by Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technology (CAMRT)  
  • Accredited by Accreditation Canada 


Admission requirements

Graduation from an accredited and relevant diploma or degree program such as Medical Radiation Imaging Sciences, Medical Radiation Technology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ultrasound programs.

Additional admission requirements

  • Completion of the MRI Application Screening Form
  • Current Cardiac Life Support Certificate Health Care Provider (HCP) Level  (must be current for entire program)
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate (must be valid for entire program)
  • Respiratory Mask Fit testing (for N-95 mask)
  • Criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening
  • WHMIS certification
  • AODA certificate
  • Health and Safety Awareness training

Proof of immunization status at registration for the following:

  • Immunizations: Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, polio, hepatitis B
  • Current tetanus – diphtheria – pertussis vaccination
  • COVID-19 Immunizations
  • Two-step TB test
  • Current influenza immunization (when available for season)
  • Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended but not required

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
MRI 1000Abd/Thorax/Pelvis/MSK3
MRI 1002MRI Techniques & Clinical Applications4
MRI 1012Head/Neck/Spinal Column/MSK3
MRI 1004Physical Properties/Principles MRI4
MRI 1005MRI Procedures4
MRI 1009MRI Patient Care and Safety4
MRI 1011MRI Pathology4
Semester 2
MRI 1007Comprehensive Review3
MRI 1014MRI Clinical Practicum14
 Total Credits43


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$8,874.14Estimated first year costView fee breakdown

Important Notice

Fees presented are estimates based on projections for future academic year(s) of study. Actual fees charged may differ from what is published here. A full detailed listing of all fees is available in myCambrian and updated annually no later than May 1 for the following academic year. Students in Academic Upgrading are responsible for any fees listed on their invoice each term.

Tuition and ancillary fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.

Books and supplies

Books and supplies may be required at the course level over and above what is estimated above. Please consult your professor/instructor for further information.

College may be more affordable than you think!

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Work-integrated learning (WIL)

Take your education beyond the classroom!

Cambrian programs blend academic learning, hands-on training, and community involvement opportunities to help you achieve your ultimate goal – your dream career. You’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world scenarios within and outside of the classroom through work-integrated learning. Whether it be a capstone project, co-op, practicum, preceptorship component, or placement, you’ll benefit from a practical, job-related experience before you graduate.

Field of Study

School of Health Sciences

Cambrian offers a rich assortment of gratifying careers that focus on supporting health and improving well-being. Our on-campus dental and massage clinics provide opportunities for real-world experiences with the local community. Our MRI, medical lab, radiation technologist, and health analytics programs equip you with in-demand skills. From our state-of-the-art fitness lab to occupational and physiotherapy support training, there’s a program to transform your helpful nature into a career.

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Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Private industry
  • Education
  • Sales
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Need a career coach?

Explore how this program can lead to a great career! Cambrian’s Career Coach platform is a user-friendly, online tool that provides up-to-date and comprehensive labour market data to help you explore career options, salary expectations for the Greater Sudbury region, and more!

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Minimum technology requirements

Success in this program requires that you come equipped with some program-specific technology requirements.

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD principle to both enrich the student learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure flexibility!

Ready to take the first step?

Start gaining the highest level of skills at Cambrian now – and you’ll be ready to take advantage of the many career opportunities waiting for you just around the corner. The future is yours!

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