Ontario College Graduate Certificate |
2 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging Program (MRIP) includes comprehensive and specialized curriculum designed for individuals seeking to advance their skills in diagnostic imaging. During Cambrian’s concentrated eight-month program, students will study the intricacies of MRI technology, gain technical skills, and learn MR image recognition by engaging in in-depth learning, hands-on simulations, and clinical placement. Students will also develop a deep understanding of patient care and safety protocols, gaining the skills required to provide high level care and comfort to individuals undergoing MRI procedures.

Program Highlights

  • 1 year – 2 semesters
  • Simulation and scenario labs are used to demonstrate and perform venipuncture insertion, intravenous therapy, and emergency procedures 
  • Clinical placement in semester two at an accredited hospital in Canada
  • One of only three colleges in Ontario that offer this program - and the only program in Northern Ontario
  • Graduates are eligible to write the national certification exam set by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT


Clinical placement is a requirement for the completion of this certificate. The clinical placement is one semester in length and will be delivered at an accredited hospital in Canada that is an approved clinical partner of Cambrian College.  Students continue their full-time clinical placement hours through reading week with no interruption.

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

Provincial - Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences (OAMRS

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 approved program. Upon successful write of the CAMRT exam, graduates are able to register with the CMRITO and obtain their license to work in Ontario. 

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
  • 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 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2025

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

Program of Study for 2024-25 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
Semester 2
MRI 1007 Comprehensive Review 3
MRI 1014 MRI Clinical Practicum 14
 Total Credits43


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. Students must supply scrub suit(s) and suitable footwear (running shoes) for lab classes and clinical placement.

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.