Medical Radiography classroom

Medical Radiography, Diploma

The art and science of medical imaging. Two years at Camosun prepares you to enter a challenging and rewarding career as a Medical Radiography Technologist.

Program at a glance

Credential

Diploma

Area of Study

Health Sciences

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Clinical/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

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.

MRAD 2022 Group Photo

MRAD Class of 2022

MRAD Online Info Session Slides (PPT)

Applicants for the MRAD program must review the Info Session slides or attend an information session prior to completing the MRAD Info Session Survey to qualify for program entry. 

HHS Student Handbook

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

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.

 

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Mrad grads 2019

MRAD Class of 2020

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

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.

 

Tuition and fees

Estimated tuition fees

Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

Medical Radiography, Diploma

$30,883* (domestic)

 

*Figure is approximate. Tuition estimate is for the entire program. Tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Course list

Course
Course name
Credits
Tuition

Admission requirements

Ready to get started?

Get your application in for the September 2023 intake, between September 6 and Dec. 9, 2022, at 4pm.

*Please note: the application period for the September 2022 intake is now closed. 

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. 13, 2023.   
  • Official documentation of any 'in progress' academic admission requirements must be received by the final document submission deadline: May 12, 2023.
  • 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 Biology 12 Camosun Alternative
  • B in BIOL 143 
  • B in BIOL 150 
  • B in BIOL 152 and BIOL 153 
  • B in PNUR 101 

And all of:

  • B in Medical Terminology MOA 155 (or completion of a Medical Terminology course consisting of a minimum of 60 hours with a letter grade of B or higher).
  • Completed Physical Requirements Online Form.
  • Attendance at a Medical Radiography program Information Session and completion of online questionnaire.  An online option of the Information Session is available for anyone unable to attend in person.
  • 40 hours of volunteer work in a patient-related environment.
  • 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 details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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Brent Mekelburg

Dr. Brent Mekelburg

Chair, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT)

Born in Winnipeg, Dr. Mekelburg grew up playing hockey on outdoor rinks. Hockey played a formative role in his character development as well as his ca ...

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Laura McCreight

Laura McCreight

Instructor, Medical Radiography (MRAD)

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Lynelle Yutani

Lynelle Yutani

Instructor, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT)

Lynelle Yutani has resided in Victoria, BC as visitor to the communities of southern Vancouver Island that are the Traditional Territories of the Esqu ...

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Sarah Erdelyi

Sarah Erdelyi

Program Leader, Medical Radiography (MRAD)

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 ...

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Hong Gerow

Hong Gerow

Instructor, Medical Radiography

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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 ...

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Jana Suraci

Jana Suraci

Instructor Instructor, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT)

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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 ...

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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

Allied Health & Technologies Department

Campus location

School of Health and Human Services (HHS) 207

Location link

Interurban campus

250–370–4072

hhsinfo@camosun.ca

 

If you have admissions questions, please contact Admissions.