Ontario College Graduate Certificate |
2 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

If you have the natural ability to put people at ease and can maintain a high level of accuracy, organization, and patience during stressful situations in a fast-paced environment, a career as a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist could be for you. In just eight months, Cambrian's concentrated program will provide you with the technical skills needed to excel in this field while exposing you to the day-to-day demands of this profession through a clinical placement in a hospital.

Cambrian's accredited program prepares you for the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist's entry-to-practice certification exam in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 2 semesters
  • Simulation and scenario labs are used to demonstrate and perform venipuncture insertion, intravenous therapy, and emergency procedures 
  • Placement in semester two in an accredited hospital in Canada
  • One of only two colleges in Ontario that offer this program - and the only full-time concentrated program of its kind
  • Grads are eligible to write the national certification exam set by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) http://www.camrt.ca


Clinical placement is a requirement for the completion of this certificate. The clinical placement is one semester in length.  Students continue their clinical placement hours through reading week with no interruption. The placement will be delivered at an accredited hospital in Canada that is an approved clinical partner of Cambrian College. Due to the limited availability of placements in specialized fields, students could be placed at any of the approved clinical partner sites. Students should be prepared to move to attend clinical placement. Please note that all related clinical placement expenses such as travel, parking, and accommodation are the responsibility of the student.


The MRI program is accredited by Accreditation Canada.


Students will have the opportunity to become student members of professional MRI associations during the time they are enrolled in the program. The following associations encourage student participation during educational conferences and provide student bursaries and awards. OAMRS collaborates with the CAMRT and provides additional educational opportunities for all MRT disciplines in Ontario.

National - Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) https://www.camrt.ca

Provincial - Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS) https://www.oamrs.org

Registration to Practice

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will have met the competencies in the National Competency Profiles established under CAMRT and are eligible to write the CAMRT, MRI certification examination. CAMRT is the professional certification body that develops, maintains, and delivers the MRI examination for Canada. CAMRT provides professional services and liability coverage to Canadian MRI Technologists. Students are also eligible to write the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) MRI examination. 

The College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) is responsible for regulating MRI technologists in Ontario. CMRITO recognizes Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology, MRIP, as an accredited program. Upon successful write of the CAMRT exam, graduates are able to register with the CMRITO and obtain their license to work in Ontario. https://www.cmrito.org

Limited Enrolment

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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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 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
  • If born after 1970, must have 2 measles vaccinations
  • 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 require

Additional Information

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


Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2023
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2024

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study for 2023-24 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
MRI 1000 Abd/Thorax/Pelvis/MSK 3
MRI 1002 MRI Techniques & Clinical Applications 4
MRI 1012 Head/Neck/Spinal Column/MSK 3
MRI 1004 Physical Properties/Principles MRI 4
MRI 1005 MRI Procedures 4
MRI 1009 MRI Patient Care and Safety 4
MRI 1011 MRI Pathology 4
MRI 1010 MRI Clinical Preparedness 2
Semester 2
MRI 1007 Comprehensive Review 3
MRI 1014 MRI Clinical Practicum 14
 Total Credits45


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 is approximately $800.00. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in:

  • Hospitals

  • Medical clinics

  • Private industry

  • Education

  • Sales

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may 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.