Program at a glance
Area of Study
Clinical and fieldwork placement
Open to International
2 years, including summers
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Solve medical mysteries
Start in September!
Using a combination of art and science, Medical Radiography technologists help solve mysteries. You'll be an integral part of providing a medical diagnosis, working with patients and producing clear images for radiologists to interpret.
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MRAD Program Start Dates
New intake available every September.
Current information for School of Health and Human Services students and MRAD program specific pages.
During training, you'll receive intensive theoretical and practical instruction through lectures, labs, online courses, and practical experience in a clinical environment. You're expected to act as surrogate patients to learn positioning techniques, as well as interpersonal skills.
Clinical placements provide the opportunity to apply your knowledge in hospitals throughout Vancouver Island.
There is strong demand for radiography graduates. Get excited about lifelong learning as your chosen career continues to change, grow and advance.
Graduates have the opportunity to continue training in imaging specialties such as CT, Breast Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Graduates have also found employment in management, equipment application and sales, research and educational roles.
You'll learn and practice the same ionizing radiation safety standards and procedures that are strictly enforced at all public health facilities.
Most graduates begin with casual positions, transitioning into regular employment within a year or two. Shifts vary from 7.5 to 12 hours and you will work day, evening and night shifts.
Are you a future Medical Radiography Technologist?
To succeed in this demanding program, you should have strong academic skills, good organizational practices and a sense of social responsibility and caring. You'll be working in a team environment, using your ability to think critically and problem solve while expressing a real desire to serve the public.
You should be an independent learner with the ability to integrate and apply information. Computer literacy is essential since many courses will be taught online.
An Investment in Your Career
Invest in yourself! Two years at Camosun prepares you to enter a challenging and rewarding career as a Medical Radiography Technologist.
Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.
Medical Radiation Technologists in the making
You'll learn a wide variety of practical and patient care skills. Our program is hands-on, with clinical placements throughout your time at Camosun. You'll learn about the science of radiography, anatomy and physiology, radiation safety, your role within the medical profession and how to treat patients ethically and with compassion.
What to expect
Located at our Interurban campus, the MRAD program is two years long (a full 24 months with no summer breaks). Homework commitments vary per student but amount to about three to four hours per day including weekends. Placement locations are in Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan and Campbell River. During your placement you will be scheduled for day, evening and weekend shifts.
In your first term, you’ll be introduced to the world of x-ray by learning basic radiographic procedures, anatomy, and patient management. In your second term, you’ll use this knowledge at your first four month clinical placement. Then you’re back to the beautiful Centre for Health and Wellness at our Interurban Campus for learning advanced radiographic procedures, medical imaging physics, and pathology for term three.
In your fourth term, you will build on your radiographic knowledge during your Advanced Beginner experiences at a whole new practicum site. During term five, you will develop and enhance your teamwork and communication skills, study computed tomography (CT) procedures, and begin preparations for your career as a medical radiation technologist. At your final clinical practicum in term six, you’ll be demonstrating your competency by performing imaging studies independently and preparing for your national certification examination.
Curriculum & courses
Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September 2022 intake, between Sep 7th and 4pm on Dec 10th, 2021.
When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.
- Official documentation of all completed or in-progress academic and non-academic admission requirements must be received by 4pm on Jan 14th, 2022.
- Official documentation of any 'in progress' academic admission requirements must be received by the final document submission deadline: May 13, 2022.
- All academic requirements must be from within the last 5 years.
Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.
- B in English 12
- B in English 12 Camosun Alternative
- B in Pre-Calculus 12
- B in Math 12 Camosun Alternative
- B in MATH 108
- B in MATH 100
- B in Physics 12
- B in Physics 12 Camosun Alternative
- B in PHYS 105
- C+ in AHLT 165
- B in Biology 12
- B in Biology 12 Camosun Alternative
- B in BIOL 143
- B in BIOL 150
- B in BIOL 152 and BIOL 153
- B in PNUR 101
- B in Medical Terminology MOA 155
- Completion of a Medical Terminology course consisting of a minimum of 60 hours with a letter grade of B or higher
And all of:
- Physical Requirements - Completed Physical Requirements Online Form.
- Info Session - Attendance at a program Information Session and completion of online questionnaire. An online option of the Information Session is available for anyone unable to attend in person.
- Experience - 40 hours of volunteer work in a patient-related environment.
- Non-academic assessment - After the document submission deadline, all qualified applicants receive registration and scheduling instructions for their non-academic assessment. Students may take the assessment one time per application cycle and must do so within the prescribed timeframe indicated by the program. Students applying to other Allied Health & Technologies programs at Camosun College need only take the assessment once per application cycle.
For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.
Our Teaching Staff
Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.
Dr. Brent Mekelburg
Chair, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT)
Instructor, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT)
Program Leader, Medical Radiography (MRAD)
Instructor, Medical Radiography
Instructor, Allied Health and Technologies
Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.