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:
- Hospital medical imaging department
- Patient bedsides
- Operating room or emergency/ER department
- Private imaging clinics
There will be growing demand in BC for people trained in Medical Radiography Technology due to technological advances and a growing, aging population.
What you will learn
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.
Medical Radiography Technology Diploma Courses
CNC, utilizing a provincial curriculum, has partnered with Northern Health to provide a northern Medical Radiography program. The program prepares students to work in the following areas: ? in the hospital medical imaging department; ? at the patient's bedside; ? in the operating room or Emergency department, and ? in private imaging clinics. Earning a 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.
||2 consecutive years - alternating terms of theory/labs with clinical placements in the field
- High school graduation or equivalent
- The following courses, with an average GPA of 3.0 (“B”) with no grade lower than a “C+” in any of the prerequisite courses:
- English 12 or equivalent
Principles of Math 12 or Applications of Math 12 or equivalent (for students graduating secondary school prior to 2014)
Foundations of Math 12 or PreCalculus 12 (for students graduating secondary school 2014 and later)
- Physics 12 or equivalent
- Biology 12 or equivalent
- Completed Self-Report on Suitability Form.
- Participation in a program information session (these will be delivered face-to-face or available by electronic means for applicants).
It is highly recommended that required entrance courses be completed within the past six years. If more than six years has elapsed, upgrading the required subjects is suggested. This is due to the heavy emphasis on math and physics in the CNC MRAD curriculum.
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.
Only selected qualified short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview. All students will be selected using the following criteria:
1. The cumulative grade point average of the required English, Biology, Physics and Mathematics courses (with a minimum GPA 3.0 “B”, with no course lower than “C+”) contributes its actual points – e.g., a GPA of 3.2 contributes 3.2 points. (Up to 4.00 points)
2. 30 course credits or more at the postsecondary level, or 1-year equivalency, contributes 2 points (Prorate points for less than 30 credits or for less than 1 year). (Up to 2.00 points)
3. Participation in a CNC MRAD program information session. (Up to 1.00 point)
4. A completed “Self-Report on Suitability.” (Up to 1.00 point)
5. Resident of BC or the Yukon. (Up to 1.00 point)
6. Persistent interest in the program, as shown by repeated qualified applications. (Up to 1.00 point)
Total of points for criteria 1 – 6 determines short-list for interview.
7. The interview and a completed “Medical Radiography Technology Career Investigation” contributes up to 5.00 points.
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.
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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.
Paying for college
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