Algonquin College

Medical Radiation Technology

Advanced Diploma

Providing insight into the human body: using diagnostic procedures, build your career as a member of a healthcare team.
This three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program, accredited by the Accreditation Canada Accreditation Canada EQUALâ„¢. The program prepares you with the knowledge and technical skills required to produce diagnostic images and carry out diagnostic procedures in the role of a Medical Radiation Technologist. These skills are 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 theory, simulations, practice and extensive clinical experiences, you acquire the ability to produce quality images of internal structures of the human body. You also apply health, safety and quality assurance principles while performing venipunctures, interacting with patients, and using ionizing radiation in labs and clinical settings.
Weekly lab sessions with hands-on guidance from faculty prepare you for three practicums totaling more than 1,500 hours in clinical settings either within Ottawa or requiring relocation to another clinical setting across Ontario. These acquired skills help you to function as a member of a healthcare team.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to write the national certification exam. You must pass the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) national certification exam to be eligible to register with the College of Medical and Imaging Technologists of Ontario, which is a requirement to work in Ontario.
You may find employment in:

community and teaching hospitals
medical clinics
education and research settings
private industry
This program is well-suited for students who:

Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills while interacting with patients, their families and other members of the healthcare team.
Can be self-directed in a team environment.
Possess applied technical aptitudes.
Have strong analytical skills.
Are detail-oriented.
Want to work in a variety of challenging work settings.
Are able to work effectively under stressful situations.

Program Duration:
3 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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