Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 7 semesters | Barrydowne

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 and have the ability to lift heavy patients, 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 clinical training experience during the final 3 semesters of the program, where you will work and study in an inter-professional environment to provide safe patient-centered care while maintaining Medical Radiation Technology standards of practice. 

Clinical experience is gained at a variety of affiliate hospital sites across Ontario. During your clinical rotations, you may be exposed to disturbing situations when dealing with trauma, operating room, and general hospital patient situations. 

You will be asked to indicate your preferred clinical placement location in the second year of the program. Every effort will be made to accommodate your preference for clinical placement; however, due to the restricted availability of placements in specialized fields, the location of your placement site may be different from what you have requested. Please note that all related clinical placement expenses such as travel, parking, and accommodation are the responsibility of the student.

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.

Registration to Practice 

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

Additional Requirements

  • Immunizations - measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (or blood test evidence of immunity), polio, hepatitis B, tetanus/diptheria, influenza (annual vaccine, when available), pertussis (received after the age of 18) 
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening - documented proof of a Two-Step TB Mantoux skin test
  • HealthCare Providers (HCP) Level Cardiac Life Support Certificate
  • WHMIS certificate
  • Respiratory Mask Fit testing (for N-95 mask)
  • Criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening
  • AODA certificate
  • Health and Safety Awareness Training
  • Students should arrive with a mobile computing device (laptop or tablet) for image viewing

Note: Cambrian College has partnered with ParaMed's Requisite Program to ensure all field/clinical placement requirements are met.

Evidence of both medical and non medical requirements must be provided to ParaMed's Requisite Program prior to the start of year 3. 

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 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.


Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2022
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2023
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2023
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2024
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2024
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2025
  7. SEMESTER 7 Spring 2025

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

Program of Study for 2022-23 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
MRT 1005 Digital Imaging and PACS 3
MRT 1022 Medical Radiation Lab Practice II 2
MRT 1241 Intro to Health Research 3
MRT 1244 Radiographic Procedures II 5
MRT 2340 Health Legis. & Professional Pract 3
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 2320 Quality Assurance and Control in Diagnostic Imaging 3
MRT 2344 Radiographic Procedures III 5
MRT 1023 Medical Radiation Lab Practice III 2
MRT 2360 Radiation Health & Safety 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 4
BIO 1006 Cross Sectional Anatomy 3
HEA 1022 Canadian Health Care 3
MRT 1004 Clinical Preparation 4
MRT 1202 Radiographic Pathology II 3
MRT 2310 Computed Tomography Princ/Pro 3
MRT 2350 Patient Management 4
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 Credits136


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.