Note Starting in 2023-2024, third-year students in this program can apply for a $12,000 Avenir en Santé Scholarship.

  • Application Deadline: 
    March 1
  • Program Code: 
  • DEC in: 
    Diagnostic Imaging Technology
  • Certification: 
    Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec
    Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Program Length: 
    3 years

An exciting and gratifying career as a healthcare professional can be yours when you complete the Diagnostic Imaging Technology Program, totally updated and revised in 2020. You will be qualified to work as a Medical Imaging Technologist (MIT) in the Medical Imaging and Emergency/Trauma departments of hospitals as well as in the Operating Room. Training in using specialty imaging modalities such as Mobile Radiography, Radioscopy, CT and MRI is also part of the program. Through hands-on learning both on campus and in health facilities, you will be prepared to provide an optimal service and experience to the patient.

Being able to work on different specialties within one program gave me all the necessary skills to be a competent technologist.
— Alicia M.

What you will learn?

  • To operate state-of-the-art equipment, digital imaging technology and software to perform medical imaging examinations and procedures
  • To produce high quality images of the human body to assist physicians with the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of injury and disease
  • To develop analytical and critical thinking skills
  • To provide care to patients before, during and after medical imaging procedures
  • To work alongside physicians and assist them with complex interventional procedures
  • To perform professional duties with empathy and autonomy
  • To function as an essential member of a collaborative healthcare team that provides professional medical care and support to patients and families
  • To employ safe work habits
  • To practise stress management and self-care

Where will this program lead you?

Possible careers:

  • Medical Imaging Technologist (MIT) in hospitals and private clinics
  • Management and coordination of Medical Imaging Departments
  • Application Specialist for Imaging Equipment
  • Career in Sales of Medical Imaging Equipment and related products
  • PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) administration
  • Medical research
  • Teaching
  • Canadian Forces Health Services team

Some graduates choose to pursue university studies in management programs or xcience programs such as advanced certification in specialized imaging modalities.

What else you should know?

  • Once admitted to the program, students must:
    • provide appropriate criminal record and vulnerable sector clearances
    • provide proof of a complete immunization record
    • provide their Social Insurance Number (SIN) to assign them a Personal Dosimeter device, which is provided by the National Dose Registry Office. The SIN is linked to the device assigned to the student
  • The Diagnostic Imaging Technology Program has computer workstations for each student on campus that are networked and equipped with software simulation tools found in the specialty modalities such as CT and MRI
  • The program offers clinical stages in different hospital/clinical sites that provide the students with hands-on training
  •  Graduates must pass the provincial order (OTIMROEPMQ) exam and must obtain the French proficiency (OQLF) requirement in order to receive a license to practice in Quebec
  • Graduates can pass the national (CAMRT) certification exam to practice elsewhere in Canada
  • As a member of a professional order or association, the Medical Imaging Technologist must obtain educational credits each year, to maintain the professional license and continuously update their education and professional skills
  • The Diagnostic Imaging profession is challenging on a physical level thus stamina and manual dexterity are essential in this field

What do you need to apply?

  • A Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or academic background judged equivalent to the DES
  • Sec IV Mathematics - Cultural, Social & Technical option 563-414
  • Sec IV Environmental Science & Technology or Environmental Science 558-404 or 558-402
  • Placement at College English 101 and Basic French
  • Letter of intent
  • Interview

Application Deadline

March 1

Last Modified: November 9, 2023