Medical Radiography, Diploma

The art and science of medical imaging

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Health Sciences

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Clinical and fieldwork placement

Open to International

No

Length

2 years, including summers

At a glance image

A teacher demonstrates the ideal distance between a patient and an x-ray machine

Solve medical mysteries

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.

Mrad grads class of 2021

MRAD Class of 2021

MRAD Online Info Sessions

Find out more about upcoming networking and information sessions occurring at Camosun.

MRAD Program Start Dates

New intake available every September.

HHS Student Handbook

Current information for School of Health and Human Services students and MRAD program specific pages.

Hands-on learning

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.

In demand

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.

Your career

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.

Mrad grads 2019

MRAD Class of 2020

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

$29,556 (domestic)

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.

Year 1

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.

Year 2

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

Course list

Course
Course name
Credits
Tuition

Admission requirements

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.

One of:

One of:

One of:

One of:

  • B in Biology 12 
  • B in Camosun Alternative
  • B in BIOL 143 
  • B in BIOL 150 
  • B in BIOL 152 and BIOL 153 
  • B in PNUR 101 

One of:

  • B in Medical Terminology MOA 155 
  • Completion of a 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.

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.

Faculty/staff profile

Lynelle Yutani

Lynelle Yutani

Chair, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT)

Lynelle joined Camosun College early in 2012 to teach courses in the Medical Radiography Program. She instructs students in radiographic procedures, p ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Laura McCreight

Laura McCreight

Program Leader, Medical Radiography

Faculty/staff profile

Brent Mekelburg

Brent Mekelburg

Instructor, Medical Radiography

Born in Winnipeg, Brent grew up playing hockey on outdoor rinks. Hockey played a formative role in his character development as well as his career pat ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Sarah Erdelyi

Sarah Erdelyi

Instructor, Medical Radiography

Sarah has been teaching at Camosun College in the Medical Radiography Technology Program since 2013. She came to us from Toronto where she worked as a ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Hong Gerow

Hong Gerow

Instructor, Medical Radiography

Faculty/staff profile

Brent McMillen

Brent McMillen

Instructor, Medical Radiography

Brent has been a faculty member in the Medical Radiography program at Camosun College since 2014.  After completing a Bachelor of Science in Kine ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Jana Suraci

Jana Suraci

Instructor Instructor, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT)

Faculty/staff profile

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Bridget Mavety

Instructor, Allied Health and Technologies

Bridget joined Camosun College in 2020 to teach the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Originally from Ontario, she earned a Bachelor of Medicatio ... Read more
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Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Allied Health & Technologies Department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health & Wellness (CHW)
4461 Interurban Road
Victoria, BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Centre for Health & Wellness

250–370–4072

hhsinfo@camosun.bc.ca