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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne | Limited Enrolment

Master the science and art of capturing and analyzing the inner structure of the human body through x-rays with hands-on experience in Cambrian's medical labs and during three hospital placements.

You will gain the skills and experience to support the different departments of a clinical facility including the trauma unit, operating room, and intensive care area as well as the diagnostic imaging department.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters
  • Students attend 3 semesters in the clinical environment
  • Graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) certification examinations to become registered to practice


You must participate in a relevant clinical experience during the program. Clinical experience is gained at a variety of affiliate hospitals throughout Ontario. Students must be financially prepared to relocate and support themselves away from Sudbury for the clinical semesters. Students will be assigned a principle clinical site with short-term rotations and additional clinical sites arranged at the discretion of the clinical partners' clinical coordinator.

To graduate from the Medical Radiation Technology program at Cambrian College, you must demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and judgment determined by the competency profile of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). These competencies must be demonstrated within the timeframe of the clinical portion of the program. Failure to demonstrate competency in Medical Radiation Technology practice will result in failure and exit from the program.


Cambrian's program is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association-Conjoint Accreditation.

Limited Enrolment – 35 seats available

Please note that possession of the requirements does not guarantee admission. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available in the program, the College reserves the right to select from among those applicants. All students applying by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Preference will be given to Ontario residents. Please see the Limited Enrolment F.A.Q.'s on our website under "How to Apply" for further details.

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How to Apply

Health Sciences, Nursing, and Emergency Services

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), (U), or (M)
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C), (U), or (M)
  • Any grade 11 or 12 biology or chemistry (C) or (U)
  • Any grade 11 or 12 physics (C) or (U)

Please note: A minimum of 70% is required in each prerequisite course


  • computer competency in relevant software

Note: Cambrian College's Pre-Health Sciences (HLPG) program is the preferred preparatory program for admission to Cambrian College's limited enrolment Health Sciences programs. Limited enrolment programs are identified within the detailed program descriptions. The minimum GPA and grades required for successful admission will be determined by the quality and quantity of the applicant pool.

Additional Requirements

  • Fit mask testing
  • Current WHMIS training certificate
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate
  • Immunization as necessary according to the Ontario Hospitals Act
  • Current criminal record check

Additional Information

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate must write the CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists) certification examinations to become registered. In Ontario, the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario recognizes and accepts the CAMRT certification exam. Graduates must register with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario to be eligible for employment in Ontario. The cost for the examination/registration process is the responsibility of the graduate and will be required in the final semester of the program.


Program Delivery

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018
Semester 5 - Spring 2018
Semester 6 - Fall 2018

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
BIO 1005Radiographic Skeletal Anatomy 2
BIO 1107Anatomy Physiology I 3
ENG 1121Research Writing/Health Sciences 3
MRT 1000Radiation Sciences 5
MRT 1100Medical Radiation Lab Practice I 2
MRT 1120Imaging Principles and Concepts I 3
MRT 1144Radiographic Procedures I 6
MRT 1150Patient Management I 2
The following General Education course:  3
Concurrent Disorders, Mental Health Addictions 3
 Term Credits: 29
Semester 2
BIO 1207Anatomy Physiology II 3
MRT 1200Medical Radiation Lab Practice II 2
MRT 1201Radiographic Pathology I 3
MRT 1210Dedicated Radiographic Equip 3
MRT 1220Imaging Principles Concepts II 3
MRT 1241Intro to Health Research 3
MRT 1244Radiographic Procedures II 5
HEA 1022Canadian Health Care 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Introduction To Gerontology 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
 Term Credits: 28
Semester 3
BIO 1006Cross Sectional Anatomy 3
MRT 1202Radiographic Pathology II 3
MRT 2300Medical Radiation Lab Practice III 2
MRT 2310Computed Tomography Princ/Pro 3
MRT 2320Imaging Principles Concepts III 3
MRT 2340Health Legis. Professional Pract 3
MRT 2344Radiographic Procedures III 5
MRT 2350Patient Management 4
MRT 2360Radiation Health Safety 3
 Term Credits: 29
Semester 4
MRT 1001Clinical Practicum I 26
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Positive Psychology 3
Social Issues/Social Welfare in CA 3
 Term Credits: 29
Semester 5
MRT 1002Clinical Practicum II 26
MRT 3520Theory Review Test 1
 Term Credits: 27
Semester 6
MRT 3620Comprehensive Exam 1
MRT 1003Clinical Practicum III 26
 Term Credits: 27
 Total Credits: 169

Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $6,694.70. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2016-2017 is approximately $2,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find employment as a medical radiation technologist in diagnostic imaging departments in hospitals and independent health facilities.

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.

University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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