How/where can I get information about the Radiation Oncology program?

You can access more information about the program by contacting the chairperson / program coordinator at jnpfeiffer@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.

What are the admission requirements?

General admission requirements to the Radiation Oncology 142.D0 program can be found here: Admission Requirements

Given the competitive nature of the program, it is strongly recommended that the applicants have higher levels of Math and Physics.

I already have a D.E.C. can I finish in less than 3 years?

No, you cannot finish earlier however, having a D.E.C. will enable you to have a lighter course load. The program is offered during regular daytime hours.

Can I get equivalencies for previous courses taken?

An appointment with an academic adviser will help you get all the answers you need.

Is there a French or English language proficiency requirement to entering the program and how can I do to improve my chances of admission?

There is a certain level of proficiency in the English language in order to compete in the program. Regarding French, if you have graduated from high school in Quebec there are no requirements. However if you an out of province applicant, there will be a French proficiency test given by the OQLF in order to be eligible to work in the province of Quebec.

It is strongly recommended that you are fluent in French and English in  both written and oral conversation when you apply.

I live out of town, is it possible to do a phone interview?

No, at this time it is not possible to do phone interviews.

I have a D.E.C., would it be possible to work part-time?

Students who already have a D.E.C. find it difficult to work more than 10 hrs. per week.

What are the financing costs related to the program?

College related costs can be found under Student Fees

Radiation Oncology Program Additional Fees:

All fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Textbooks and uniform(s) (cost between $1,200.00 and $1,500.00)
  • Student membership in the OTIMROEPMQ (Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec) ($195.46 as of 2019)
  • Fee to write the certification exam of the OTIMROEPMQ ($948.54 as of 2019) OR the CAMRT ($840.00 as of 2019)

I have done the prerequisites more than 5 years ago, what do you recommend?

If admitted, you may be tested or be required to take a refresher course in the summer (Physics or Math) prior to starting the program.

Which course(s) can I take to increase my science background to compete with other applicants?

By taking college level science courses. We recommend Physics 006, Math 009. However, you should contact an academic advisor to get more specific advice.

What are the chances of finding full-time employment once I have graduated?

The chance of finding full-time employment are good. However, it is difficult to predict what the job market will be like in three years.

What clinical sites are affiliated with the program?

The MUHC Cedars Cancer Centre (Glen Site) and the Jewish General Hospital.

How can I best prepare for the interview?

Knowledge about the profession demonstrates that you understand and possess the personal attributes required in order to succeed in the program and as a technologist in the profession. Bring a copy of your Letter of Intent. Even if you have a strong academic background, it may not be enough; you must also impress the interview team, so come prepared.

Are there any aptitude requirements for entry into the program?

Be aware that the profession presents physical, psychological and emotional challenges in treating cancer. If admitted, you will need to provide a medical certificate and your immunizations must also be up to date.


Handicaps physiques ou psychiques

Code of ethics…

Are there any intensive courses in the program?


Internship 1: in the summer, at the end of semester 2

The third year is  entirely devoted to clinical training.

I am missing a prerequisite; can I take it during the summer prior to admission?

Yes, but priority is given to those who already have the required prerequisites. Due to the number of applicants, if you are missing courses,chances of acceptance are low.

Can I complete the program at my own pace?

No, you must take all courses in each semester as per the program grid. Failing one discipline course will place you in a four year program. The College as well as the Radiation Oncology program have specific advancement policies. Failing two discipline courses in the same semester will place you out of the program.

What type of financial/academic support is available at the College?

Student Services provide a great deal of support to students. Check the College website to find out about the Academic Skills Center, the Mentor Program, the Peer and Faculty Tutoring Programs, Advising and the financial assistance available. The program also offer regular seminars to assist students in many courses.

Last Modified: March 3, 2020