Program Overview

Fanshawe's MRI program allows you to build on your existing skill-set while diversifying your career opportunities. The best part? A flexible program delivery allows you to maintain employment while taking the program. You’ll combine in-class meetings one day per week with online learning activities, and following the completion of two 16-week semesters, you’ll participate in a 16-week clinical practicum at an affiliated hospital site.
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Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
45 weeks

Canadian Students

Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2025 January
Fully Online

Your Learning Experience

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program is a one-year graduate certificate that fulfills the educational requirements of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Applicants must be registered as Radiographers (RTR), Nuclear Medicine Technologists (RTNM), Radiation Therapists (RTRT) or Sonographers (CARDUP). This program prepares graduates to be clinically competent, communicate effectively, think critically and apply problem-solving skills in the clinical environment. 


This face-to-face/online hybrid program provides the opportunity for technologists to develop discipline-specific knowledge that is coupled with a clinical practicum. Classes/labs are one day per week, allowing students to maintain employment while growing professionally. Two-16 week levels consist of courses that provide a thorough foundation in MR safety, physics, patient care, procedures, pathology and cross-sectional anatomy. Students will learn from MRI practitioners, Radiologists and Physicists. By participating in labs (patient care simulation and scanning on a 3T magnet) students utilize existing knowledge while gaining practical, hands-on experience.


Level two of the program includes a 16-week clinical rotation (600 hours) where students are placed in an inpatient/outpatient facility allowing them to develop the valuable skills necessary for an entry-level practitioner. The last component is the Consolidation and Review course that prepares students for the national exam. 


This program is currently in the process of registering with Accreditation Canada/EQual. This registration reflects our commitment to providing quality education that aligns with accreditation and regulatory standards. 

The Registration status does not imply accreditation or guarantee future accreditation. For more information about our registration status and its potential impact on your future professional practice, we encourage you to reach out to the School of Health Sciences at Fanshawe College.


Career Information

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging program find employment MRI technologists in hospitals, medical clinics, research facilities and private industry settings across the county. 


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here is an example of an employment opportunity Career Services has received for students and graduates of Fanshawe’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging program:

Magnetic Resonance Technologist

Perform all required MRI examinations as prescribed by physicians or radiologists.


MRI Students helping transfer a patient to the mri table
Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to :

1. Perform, in accordance with current standards, various magnetic resonance imaging procedures involving the head and neck, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis, as well as the musculoskeletal and vascular systems.

2. Apply the theoretical concepts of physics to the work required in the delivery of MRI services.

3. Ensure the safety of clients and staff when delivering MRI services.

4. Interact effectively with the clients and their families.

5. Prepare and position the client according to the established protocol, in order to optimize image quality.

6. Use the MRI equipment, accessories and software efficiently.

7. Assess the client's condition during the diagnostic test and/or the procedure and intervene effectively, if necessary.

8. Apply the theoretical concepts of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to the work required in the delivery of MRI services.

9. Efficiently transfer and store images, using the various media available (PACS, film, CDs, hard drive).

10. Work with the various members of the health care team: radiologists and other physicians, physicists, nursing staff and other health professionals.

11. Perform duties professionally and as a member of a health care team.

12 Evaluate MRI system performance, using quality control procedures.


International Admission Equivalencies
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Tuition Summary


Canadian Costs
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*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.