Algonquin College

Medical Radiation Technology

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Description:This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program, accredited by the Canadian Medical Association, prepares graduates with the knowledge and technical skills required to produce diagnostic images or carry out diagnostic procedures in the role of a medical radiation technologist as outlined by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Radiological Technology competency profile. Working independently and in collaboration with healthcare team members, medical radiation technologists analyze a variety of complex diagnostic images to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of multiple system disorders. Through theoretical courses, simulation, laboratory practice and extensive clinical experiences students acquire the ability to produce quality images of internal structures of the human body. Students apply health, safety and quality assurance principles while performing venipunctures, while interacting with patients and while using ionizing radiation in the laboratory and clinical settings.

Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills are developed to adapt theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. Students work within an interprofessional healthcare team to provide safe patient assessment, and the diagnostic and therapeutic skills consistent with best practice standards for medical radiation technology.
URL:Medical Radiation Technology at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,758

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees.
Careers:Medical Radiation Technologists

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade11 Biology  or  Grade11 Chemistry 

English Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) 65% or higher. Mathematics Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher. Physics Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher. Biology Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher OR Chemistry Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher.

* 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.

Modified on July 25, 2016