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Medical Radiation Technology

Cambrian College

Faculty:Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,297

The cost reflects tuition for the first year of the program. Tuition will vary for subsequent years.

Careers:Medical Radiation Technologists


Master the science and art of capturing and analyzing the inner structure of the human body. As a medical radiation technologist (MRT) student, areas of study will include anatomy and physiology, procedures and protocols, patient care, pathology, and imaging concepts. Through the program, you’ll also demonstrate proficiency in general radiographic procedures, and fluoroscopy and CT scanning in radiographic and patient simulation labs.

This profession requires you to be in good physical health with the ability to assist patients with transfer, move portable imaging equipment, and have strong visual and hearing acuity. During this intense program, you’ll gain essential competency skills and knowledge, including a full-year placement at a hospital. During clinical placement there is an emphasis on the demonstration of team member, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. You’ll be prepared to confront trauma, operating room procedures, and other challenging patient conditions.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Science 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
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
Additional Admission Requirements:
    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


    • Computer competency in relevant software

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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