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Medical Radiation Technology

MRPGSchool of Health Sciences

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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 Advanced Diploma

Program Duration

7 Semesters
Currently not available for international students

Program Contacts

Cassandra Levesque

Program Coordinator / Professor

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705-566-8101 ext.7627
Jennifer Ayotte

Clinical Coordinator

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705-566-8101 ext.6306

Program Overview

Gain the necessary skills for the physical and mental demands of an MRT career

Master the science and art of capturing and analyzing the inner structure of the human body. As a medical radiation technologist (MRT) student, areas of study will include anatomy and physiology, procedures and protocols, patient care, pathology, and imaging concepts. Through the program, you’ll also demonstrate proficiency in general radiographic procedures, and fluoroscopy and CT scanning in radiographic and patient simulation labs. 

This profession requires you to be in good physical health with the ability to assist patients with transfer, move portable imaging equipment, and have strong visual and hearing acuity. During this intense program, you’ll gain essential competency skills and knowledge, including a full-year placement at a hospital. During clinical placement there is an emphasis on the demonstration of team member, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. You’ll be prepared to confront trauma, operating room procedures, and other challenging patient conditions. 

Program Highlights

Program highlights 

  • Limited enrolment 
  • Hands-on experience in radiographic and patient simulation labs 
  • 3 consecutive semesters of training at an affiliated hospital site in Canada 
  • Grads are eligible to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification exam to become registered to practice throughout the country 
  • Accredited by Accreditation Canada  


Admission requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
  • Any grade 12 biology (U), or chemistry (C) or (U), or introductory kinesiology (U)
  • Any grade 12 physics (C) or (U)

Please note: A minimum of 75% is required in each prerequisite course

Additional admission requirements

Requirements for clinical placement

The following requirements must be met prior to the start of clinical training. 

  • Respiratory Mask Fit testing
  • WHMIS training
  • CPR Level Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Standard First Aid Course Certificate  
  • Police Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search
  • AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
  • Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps
  • Proof of vaccination and/or immunization for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, polio, hepatitis B, tetanus/diphtheria, pertussis and COVID-19
  • Influenza vaccination, when available 
  • Tuberculosis screening


  • Computer competency in relevant software

Note: Cambrian’s Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees (PHPG) program can also provide you with the necessary requirements for application to limited enrolment health programs. The minimum grades required for successful admission will be determined by the quality and quantity of the applicant pool. Limited enrolment programs are identified within the detailed program descriptions.

Academic Upgrading

Are you missing admission requirements? Strengthen your academic skills for free at your own pace through Academic Upgrading!

Program Delivery

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:  Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6: Winter 2027
SEMESTER 7:  Spring 2027

Program of Study

Program of study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
BIO 1005Radiographic Skeletal Anatomy2
BIO 1025Medical Imaging Anatomy and Physiology I3
ENG 1121Research & Writing/Health Sciences3
MRT 1104Radiation Sciences3
MRT 1121Medical Radiation Lab Practice I2
MRT 1120Imaging Principles and Concepts I3
MRT 1144Radiographic Procedures I6
Semester 2
BIO 1026Medical Imaging Anatomy and Physiology II3
HEA 1022Canadian Health Care3
MRT 1241Intro to Health Research3
MRT 1005Digital Imaging and PACS3
MRT 1022Medical Radiation Lab Practice II2
MRT 1244Radiographic Procedures II5
One General Education course. 13
Semester 3
MRT 1150Patient Management I2
MRT 1201Radiographic Pathology I3
MRT 1210Dedicated Radiographic Equip3
MRT 2344Radiographic Procedures III5
MRT 1023Medical Radiation Lab Practice III2
MRT 2370X-Ray Safety and QC4
One General Education course. 13
Semester 4
BIO 1006Cross Sectional Anatomy3
MRT 1004Clinical Preparation4
MRT 2310Computed Tomography Princ/Pro3
MRT 2350Patient Management II4
MRT 2340Health Legis. & Professional Pract3
MRT 1202Radiographic Pathology II3
One General Education course. 13
Semester 5
MRT 1006Clinical Practicum I13
MRT 3511Medical Radiation Technology Theory Review I3
Semester 6
MRT 1007Clinical Practicum II13
MRT 3512Medical Radiation Technology Theory Review II3
Semester 7
MRT 1008Clinical Practicum III13
 Total Credits134

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


Tuition Cost

Canadian Students

$7,324.20Estimated 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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Specific program pathway

Furthering your studies

Students successfully completing the Medical Radiation Technology program may be eligible to further their studies in Cambrian’s one-year Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – Graduate Certificate program. There are also post-graduate certificate program opportunities in multiple imaging modalities available to graduates of this program.

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian’s college and university agreement details for further information. 

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • Medical radiation technologists in diagnostic imaging departments in hospitals and independent health facilities.
media1Media2A radiology student Julia working with equipment.

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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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