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Medical Radiography Diploma of Technology


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  • Location
  • Length

    24 months, full-time

    Three clinical practicum rotations at different sites will be scheduled within this time frame.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for more information on full-time tuition fees.

    Please note, students are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation costs while participating in clinical placements.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    Books and supplies for the program are approximately $2000.

    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

    Face respirator fit testing: approx $26 per year, annual re-fitting required.

    Students will be required to recertify their CPR (HCP) on an annual basis in preparation for the clinical practicums.

  • Credential Granted
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to April 1st.*

*or next business day

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Three-step process

The Medical Radiography program has a competitive selection process. Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Post-secondary education
  • A strong GPA
  • A demonstrated interest in the field
  • Related volunteer and/or work experience

Applicants deemed to have the best opportunity for success in the program are selected to compete in the multiple mini interview process (MMI).

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Math: one of the following (or equivalent), completed within the past five years:
    • Pre-Calculus 12 (73%) or
    • Principles of Mathematics 12 (73%) or
    • MATH 0001 - Technical Mathematics (73%) or
    • MATH 0120 - Math 12 Competency Test (73%) or
    • 3.0 credits post-secondary math (linear algebra, pre-calculus, or calculus) at 100 level or higher (73%) from a recognized institution
    Note: Foundations of Math 12 (86%) will be accepted to meet the math requirement for the September 2017 intake only.
  • Biology: one of the following (or equivalent), completed within the past five years:

  • Physics: one of the following (or equivalent*), completed within the past five years:
    • Physics 11 (73%) or
    • PHYS 0309 - Pre-Entry Physics 1 (73%) or
    • PHYS 0110 - Physics 11 Challenge Exam (73%)

  • Complete the following forms for submission with your online application:

With the exception of English, these entrance requirements must have been completed during the past five years from the start of the program. If more than five calendar years has elapsed, upgrading in the required subjects may be necessary. Students can only write the biology, math, and physics challenge exams once. A student who registers and writes these exams a second time will be given the mark from their first attempt. Applicants may request to have their credentials reviewed for equivalency and/or recency by contacting the administrative coordinator.

To meet the minimum requirements, applicants must submit final or midterm grades in support of their application. Midterm reports must demonstrate a minimum completion of 50% of the gradable course work.

*Physics 12 (73%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary physics at 100 level or higher (73%) from a recognized institution will be accepted to meet recency only if the applicant does not have Physics 11 (73%) from within the past five years.

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Step 2: Requirements for selected applicants

Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the following:

  • Multiple Mini Interview Process (MMI)

Interviews are usually held in January, February and March. During this process, applicants will be assessed by program staff for their suitability for the program and this profession.

In order to prepare for their interview, applicants are advised to conduct their own research on the profession and review the Medical Radiography Preadmission Information [PDF].

Note: The Medical Radiography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Nuclear Medicine programs share the MMI process and therefore applicants are only eligible for one MMI. The results of the MMI will be transferred between programs if the application is transferred.

Step 3: Conditionally selected applicants

Applicants conditionally accepted into the Medical Radiography program will be notified. The following will be required for full acceptance:

  • MRAD 0150 - Medical Terminology for Imaging (80%)
    Access to this online course is provided once you are conditionally accepted or waitlisted.

  • CPR Level C
    Issue date must be within three months of the program start

  • Criminal Record Check [PDF]

  • Immunization Review [PDF]
    Submit to Student Health Services.

  • Volunteer validation letter outlining a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer work in a patient related environment.
  • The type of volunteer work the Medical Radiography program requires of applicants is that of an "interactive" role rather than an "informational" role. Volunteers are required to interact with patients that exemplify some of the challenges healthcare workers face on a regular basis. For instance, relating to patients that have language barriers, are less mobile, are hard of hearing, or have physical or mental challenges. Examples of interactions are reading to patients, playing games, and supporting with their non-medical needs such as providing assistance with wheelchairs and feeding etc.

    Some of the best environments to gain this all-inclusive sensory experience of sounds, smells, and sights of the hospitalized patient include:

    • Extended/long term care facilities
    • Retirement/seniors facilities
    • Hospital wards

    The following work experience will not qualify for this requirement:

    • Receptionist (dental, medical, veterinarian, imaging clinic, medical lab clinic, physiotherapy clinic)
    • Medical office assistant (MOA)
    • Dental assistant
    • Lifeguard
    • Day/child care staff

    The volunteer experience must be current within one year of application.

    The volunteer validation letter is required to be from the facility supervisor or volunteer coordinator and must include the number of volunteer hours completed and the roles and responsibilities performed.

    For further clarification, please contact the administrative coordinator.

Once these and any other outstanding conditions have been met, notification of full acceptance will be granted.

Apply to program

Note: The September 2017 intake is now closed for new applications. Applications for re-admission may be submitted. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted starting November 1, 2017.

Note: This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
Apply Online

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.

Education Building Options for this program are not available.