The CNC Medical Radiography Technology (MRAD) program utilizes a provincial curriculum to prepare students for critical, rewarding jobs in the medical field.
Medical radiography includes imaging technologies such as x-ray, computed tomography, mammography, fluoroscopy, and interventional procedures.
Medical radiography is suited for people with a strong sense of responsibility and interest in other people's well-being. People who thrive in medical radiography are able to work well with both technology and people, including patients and other medical professionals, in sensitive, stressful situations.
The program prepares you to work in the following areas:
There will be growing demand in BC for people trained in Medical Radiography Technology due to technological advances and a growing, aging population.
The Medical Radiography Technology program is a full, 2-year program that alternates between classroom/lab terms where you will learn theory and clinical field placements where you gain experience and applied skills.
Earning your diploma in medical radiography technology is a base for other certifications, such as advanced radiography certifications and specialized BSc and health administration degrees. These additional qualifications are a key component of health care service.
CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.
Required entrance courses, must be completed within the past 5 years. If more than five years has elapsed, upgrading the pre-requisite courses is mandatory, unless an exception is granted by the Dean of the School of Health Sciences. This is due to the heavy emphasis on these subject areas in the CNC MRAD program.
March 31 is the deadline to submit applications and all qualifying documentation for the September intake of the Medical Radiography Technology Diploma program. The program does accept applications after March 31 if seats are available.
Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.
Only selected qualified short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview. All students will be selected using the following criteria:
Total possible points 15.00
Information sessions will be offered throughout the year for interested applicants.
Note: Self-identified Canadian Aboriginal applicants who meet the admission requirement by the priority deadline will be given priority for two seats.
The estimated cost for this program is $21,205
These costs are an estimate and do not include books. Costs may change without notice. Student fees vary by campus. Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.
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“My experience at CNC was more than I could have hoped for. I made lifelong friends and memories. As X-ray technologists, we have short interactions with patients but have the ability to make a difference in their hospital experience.”