The BCIT Medical Radiography program has been designed to integrate the academic environment with the clinical setting. The program is 24 continuous months with terms alternating between didactic studies and clinical practicums.
While at BCIT, students receive theoretical and practical instruction through lectures and labs using face-to-face, blended and online learning opportunities. Throughout the clinical practicums, students continue with their academic studies via online courses. Each clinical practicum is completed at a different clinical site to ensure students receive a variety of experiences.
The clinical structure supports the program’s philosophy of creating opportunities for students to learn, understand, and then apply the outcomes in real world situations with mentoring and feedback. The clinical levels interleaved with academic reinforcement have been designed to promote confidence, competence and professional practice through repetition of the “learn, understand and apply” cycle.
BCIT Radiation Therapy, Bachelor of Science
Working with people in various stages of cancer, radiation therapists become a main source of support and comfort for patients and families. Radiation therapists use innovative computer software and sophisticated equipment to treat cancer patients. Our graduates are trained to be technically skilled and to offer the best patient care possible. This profession is for individuals who are looking for a dynamic and challenging career in healthcare, enjoy working directly with patients and want to offer a high level of care, and are detail-oriented and express good judgment.
The BCIT Bachelor of Science in radiation therapy program ensures that you graduate as a fully competent radiation therapist, prepared to deliver accurate treatment and a high standard of patient care. Detailed entrance requirements can be found at Entrance Requirements.
Graduates of the BCIT program are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy and are eligible to take the National certification examinations set by the CAMRT. Successful candidates may use the designation Registered Technologist Radiation Therapy (RTT) and work as registered radiation therapists anywhere in Canada and in many other parts of the world.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging, commonly known as MRI, utilizes powerful magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body to diagnose illness. MRI technologists operate this specialized medical diagnostic equipment, without the use of harmful radiation, to provide non-invasive imaging on almost every aspect of the human body.
The BCIT Magnetic Resonance advanced certificate program provides access to state-of-the-art MRI simulator and labs so that you are ready to start your career the moment you graduate. This part time studies program allows flexibility with your work and life commitments, while aiming to link theory to practice through online courses, simulation and clinical rotations. The robust 16 week clinical practicum will allow students to experience different settings where MRI technologists contribute to the healthcare team. Graduates will obtain the competencies necessary for an entry-to-practice MRI technologist.
Graduates of the BCIT Magnetic Resonance Imaging advanced certificate program are eligible to write the CAMRT certification exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, students are granted the designation of Registered Technologist Magnetic Resonance (RTMR) and can be employed across Canada.
Camosun College offers students a unique, learner-centred Medical Radiography education focused on quality professional preparation through: relevant, authentic learning experiences, access to state-of-the-art equipment and technology, teaching to best practice guidelines, and collaboratively supervised clinical practicums with hands-on patient care. In partnership with the Vancouver Island Health Authority, students gain clinical experience in Medical Imaging departments of various sizes across Vancouver Island. The Camosun College Medical Radiography Program and labs are relocating to the new Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness in late 2019 where students will have greater access to interdisciplinary education opportunities in our Simulation Centre and Teaching Clinic. Graduates completing the 24-month program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam offered by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Camosun College’s Medical Radiography Program is fully accredited by Accreditation Canada, EQual through July 31, 2020.
The College of New Caledonia (CNC) in partnership with Northern Health offers a Medical Radiography Technology program. This nationally accredited program prepares graduates to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) national certification exam.
The CNC Medical Radiography Technology program is structured as a continuous 24 month format and utilizes a provincial curriculum. Students alternate through didactic training at CNC and clinical practicum training at health care facilities in northern BC. The opportunity for simulated and virtual learning environments is provided to complement the didactic and clinical learning atmosphere.
The CNC Medical Radiography program provides Medical Radiography Technologists with the skill, knowledge, and professional attitudes needed to function as valuable members of the health care team and Radiography community