Medical Radiography Technology Diploma

  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $21,205
START DATE: Fall 2022
  • Alternate Delivery
Application Status

Applications still open.

Learn more about the Medical Radiography Program by attending an Information Session.

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees


Are you looking for a rewarding career in the medical field with high opportunity? Enroll in the CNC Medical Radiography Technology (MRAD) program and become a Medical Radiation Technologist in only 2 years.

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.


There will be growing demand in BC for people trained in Medical Radiography Technology due to technological advances and a growing, aging population. As a Medical Radiation Technologist, you will be suited to work in the following areas:

  • Hospitals (Medical Imaging department, patient bedsides, operating room or emergency department)
  • Private imaging clinics
  • Equipment vendor sales & applications
  • Research
  • Forensic labs

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.

Required Courses

MRAD-101 Radiographic Sciences 1 4 15 weeks
MRAD-103 Human Behaviour 1 15 weeks
MRAD-105 Radiographic Anat & Physio 1 2 15 weeks
MRAD-107 Clinical Orientation 1 15 weeks
MRAD-109 Radiographic Procedures 1 14 15 weeks
MRAD-111 Patient Care 4 15 weeks
BIO-126 Relational Anat & Physio 4 15 weeks
PHYS-115 Physics-Medical Radiography I 4 15 weeks

MRAD-124 Radiobiology & Rad Protection 2 15 weeks

MRAD-125 Relational Anat & Physio 2 5 15 weeks
MRAD-127 Ethics & Canadian Healthcare 3 15 weeks
MRAD-129 Clinical Applications in CT 4 15 weeks

MRAD-235 Radiographic Procedures 2 3 15 weeks
MRAD-237 Inter-Professional Practice 2 15 weeks
MRAD-230 Clinical Education 2 19 16 weeks

BIO-226 Relational Anat & Physiology 3 3 15 weeks
PHYS-225 Physics-Medical Radiography 2 4 15 weeks
MRAD-240 Radiographic Anat & Physio 2 2 15 weeks
MRAD-241 Radiographic Procedures 3 6 15 weeks
MRAD-243 Radiographic Sciences 2 4 15 weeks
MRAD-247 Communication & Research 2 15 weeks
MRAD-248 Pathology 2 3 15 weeks
MRAD-249 CT Physical Principles 2 15 weeks

MRAD-250 Clinical Education 3 21 16 weeks
MRAD-255 Capstone 4 16 weeks

Locations & Dates

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.

Fall 2022 Prince George In Class 2 consecutive years - alternating terms of theory/labs with clinical placements in the field

Entry Requirements

  • High school graduation or equivalent 
  • The following courses, completed within the last 5 years with an average GPA of 3.0 (“B”) with no grade lower than a “C+”:
    • English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENGL 050, ENGL 051 or equivalent 
    • Foundations of Math 12, MATH 050 or equivalent
    • Physics 12, PHYS 050 or equivalent 
    • Anatomy and Physiology 12, BIO 050 or equivalent 
  • Completed MRAD Application Package (2022F
  • Participation in a CNC MRAD program information session
  • Candidates whose first language is not English must meet the English requirements and provide proof of English language proficiency through one of the following:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) score of 88 with no section below 20, within the last two years; or
    • International English Language Testing System- Academic (IELTS Academic) score of 6.5 overall with no band below 6.0, taken within the last two years; or
    • Successful completion of six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized college or university in an English-speaking county within the last two years.

Note 1: MRAD information sessions are offered throughout the year for interested applicants.  Please refer to the MRAD Application Package for more information regarding these sessions.

Note 2: Self-identified Canadian Aboriginal applicants who meet the admission requirements by the priority deadline will be given priority for two seats.

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.

Fill out an Application Package

You will need to submit this application package in addition to your online application.

MRAD Application Package 2022F 

Selective admission

A program for which seats are filled based on approved selection criteria. Such criteria may include, but are not limited to, assessment, portfolio submissions, interviews and grade point average. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance to the program. 

Selection Process

Only selected qualified short-listed applicants will be invited to attend an interview. All students will be selected using the following criteria:

Criteria Max Points
The cumulative grade point average of the required English, Anatomy and Physiology, 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
30 course credits or more at the post-secondary 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
Resident of BC or the Yukon (1.00) -OR- Resident of BC‘s Northern Health Authority (2.00) Up to 2.00
Persistent interest in the program, as shown by repeated qualified applications. Up to 1.00
Total of points for criteria 1 – 4 determines short-list for interview.
The interview and a completed “Medical Radiography Technology Career Investigation” contributes up to 5 points. Up to 5.00
Total possible points 14.00

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $21,205. Check the fee schedule for more details.

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

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how.

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