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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 7 semesters | Barrydowne | Limited Enrolment

Medical Radiation Technologists are health care professionals who provide patient centered care in an inter-professional environment.  Utilizing problem-solving and critical thinking skills, MRT’s acquire quality radiographic and CT images to assist in the diagnosis of trauma and disease processes.  

As a student in this program, you will gain the knowledge, skills and ability to support the medical team by providing diagnostic quality images with excellent patient care expertise. Students work and study in an inter-professional environment to provide safe patient centered care while maintaining Medical Radiation Technology standards of practice.  Students develop the core professional competencies required of an entry-to-practice Medical Radiation Technologist during a full calendar year placement at one of our affiliated hospital partners. During clinical practice, there is an emphasis on the demonstration of team member, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Medical Radiation Technology is a physically and mentally demanding profession.  Medical Radiation Technologists require good physical health including the ability to lift heavy patients, stand for long periods of time and have strong visual and hearing acuity. During the clinical rotations, students may be exposed to disturbing situations when dealing with trauma, operating room and general hospital patient situations.  Upon completion of the clinical portion of the program, graduates write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist’s certification exam to be eligible to work in Ontario and throughout the country. 

Program Highlights
  • 3 years – 7 semesters
  • 3 clinical placements
  • 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 clinical experience during the final 3 semesters of the program. Clinical experience is gained at a variety of affiliate hospitals throughout Ontario. You must be financially prepared to relocate and support yourself away from Sudbury for the clinical training 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.


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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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 12 science or biology 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

Note: The Completed Questionnaire requirement has been removed for the 2017-18 admission cycle.


  • 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-CPR HCP
  • Immunization as necessary according to the Ontario Hospitals Act
  • Current criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening
  • AODA
  • Health and Safety Awareness Training
  • Non-violent crisis intervention
  • Students should arrive with a mobile computing device (laptop or tablet) for image viewing
Additional Information

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate must write the CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists) certification examination to become registered. In Ontario, the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario recognizes and accepts the CAMRT certification exam for registration purposes. 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

This program will be delivered in the following terms:


Fall Term Start

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

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
 Term Credits: 24
Semester 2
BIO 1207Anatomy Physiology II 3
MRT 1200Medical Radiation Lab Practice II 2
MRT 1220Imaging Principles Concepts II 3
MRT 1241Intro to Health Research 3
MRT 1244Radiographic Procedures II 5
MRT 2340Health Legis. Professional Pract 3
The following General Education course:  3
Health Wellness 3
 Term Credits: 22
Semester 3
MRT 1150Patient Management I 2
MRT 1201Radiographic Pathology I 3
MRT 1210Dedicated Radiographic Equip 3
MRT 2300Medical Radiation Lab Practice III 2
MRT 2320Imaging Principles Concepts III 3
MRT 2344Radiographic Procedures III 5
MRT 2360Radiation Health Safety 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Introduction To Gerontology 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
 Term Credits: 24
Semester 4
BIO 1006Cross Sectional Anatomy 3
HEA 1022Canadian Health Care 3
MRT 1004Clinical Preparation 4
MRT 1202Radiographic Pathology II 3
MRT 2310Computed Tomography Princ/Pro 3
MRT 2350Patient Management 4
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Positive Psychology 3
Social Issues/Social Welfare in CA 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 5
MRT 1001Clinical Practicum I 26
 Term Credits: 26
Semester 6
MRT 1002Clinical Practicum II 26
MRT 3520Theory Review Test 1
 Term Credits: 27
Semester 7
MRT 1003Clinical Practicum III 26
MRT 3620Comprehensive Exam 1
 Term Credits: 27
 Total Credits: 173
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 & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 for the 2016-2017 Academic year is approximately $2,500. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Note: Students are encouraged to obtain a portable computed device-laptop or tablet for classes.

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. There are also post graduate certificate program opportunities in multiple imaging modalities available to graduates of the MRTY program.

University Degree Opportunities

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

 Articulation agreements exist with:

  • Laurentian University:  Honours Bachelor of Biomedical Physics and Honours Bachelor of Biomedical Biology
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland:  Bachelor of Technology(Health Scineces option)
  • Thompson River University:  Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Health Sciences

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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