Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 7 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

Medical radiation technologists (MRT) are health care professionals who provide patient-centered care in an inter-professional environment. Using problem-solving and critical thinking skills, MRTs acquire quality radiographic and computed tomography (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 medical teams by providing diagnostic-quality images with excellent patient care expertise. You will develop the core professional competencies required of an entry-to-practice MRT during a full calendar year placement at one of our affiliated hospital sites. 

This is a physically and mentally demanding profession and will require you to be in good physical health. You must have the ability to assist patients with transfer when required, move portable imaging equipment, stand for long periods of time, and have strong visual and hearing acuity.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 7 semesters
  • 3 consecutive semesters training at an affiliated hospital site
  • 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 full-time clinical training experience in semesters 5, 6, and 7 of the program. In the hospital environment, you may be exposed to disturbing situations when dealing with trauma, operating room procedures, or other challenging patient conditions.

Placement locations are determined prior to clinical practicum courses through a site selection process. Clinical partner sites are subject to change; therefore, specific geographic regions may not be available at the time of your placement and other regions may be added. Please note that when you accept a seat in the program, you also accept to go to any of the program's affiliated clinical sites available at the time of your placement. The placement will be delivered at an accredited hospital in Canada that is an approved clinical partner of Cambrian College.

All related clinical placement expenses, such as travel, parking, and accommodation, are the responsibility of the student. Students continue their clinical placement hours through reading week with no interruption. 

Prior to the start of clinical training, all hospital sites require documentation of vaccinations, and/or immunity, and other non-medical requirements.

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 time frame of the clinical portion of the program.

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

Registration to Practice 

Graduates of the program are eligible to write the national certification examination established by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). 

The College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario (CMRITO) is the regulatory body for radiological technologists in Ontario. Successful attainment of licensure also qualifies graduates to register with the CMRITO, which is a requirement to practice in Ontario. 


The Medical Radiation Technology program's six-year accreditation status is honored by Accreditation Canada. 

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

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


  • 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.

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Additional Information

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate must write the CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists) certification examination to become licensed. 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 final semester of the program.


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Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

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

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
BIO 1005 Radiographic Skeletal Anatomy 2
BIO 1025 Medical Imaging Anatomy and Physiology I 3
ENG 1121 Research & Writing/Health Sciences 3
MRT 1104 Radiation Sciences 3
MRT 1121 Medical Radiation Lab Practice I 2
MRT 1120 Imaging Principles and Concepts I 3
MRT 1144 Radiographic Procedures I 6
Semester 2
BIO 1026 Medical Imaging Anatomy and Physiology II 3
HEA 1022 Canadian Health Care 3
MRT 1241 Intro to Health Research 3
MRT 1005 Digital Imaging and PACS 3
MRT 1022 Medical Radiation Lab Practice II 2
MRT 1244 Radiographic Procedures II 5
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 3
MRT 1150 Patient Management I 2
MRT 1201 Radiographic Pathology I 3
MRT 1210 Dedicated Radiographic Equip 3
MRT 2344 Radiographic Procedures III 5
MRT 1023 Medical Radiation Lab Practice III 2
MRT 2370 X-Ray Safety and QC 4
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 4
BIO 1006 Cross Sectional Anatomy 3
MRT 1004 Clinical Preparation 4
MRT 2310 Computed Tomography Princ/Pro 3
MRT 2350 Patient Management II 4
MRT 2340 Health Legis. & Professional Pract 3
MRT 1202 Radiographic Pathology II 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 5
MRT 1006 Clinical Practicum I 13
MRT 3511 Medical Radiation Technology Theory Review I 3
Semester 6
MRT 1007 Clinical Practicum II 13
MRT 3512 Medical Radiation Technology Theory Review II 3
Semester 7
MRT 1008 Clinical Practicum III 13
 Total Credits134

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


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 $1,000. 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.  

Note: Students should have a portable computed device-laptop or tablet for classes.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities as:

  • Medical radiation technologists 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 this program.

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.