Radiological Technology (BPRA800)

radiological technology bridging program

Radiological Technology (BPRA800):
at a glance

Program Length

Radiological Technology (BPRA800)

Delivery Method

Part time

Start Date

January 2019

Tuition

$5,000 + $250 (laboratory fees)

Application Deadline

September 30, 2018

Program Code

BPRA800

Program Information

This course has been specifically designed to help prepare internationally educated medical radiological (x-ray) technologists for the national certification examination.  In this intensive, fifteen (15) week course, you will review core theory components and obtain thorough preparation to write the CAMRT certification exam. This course integrates practical and didactic learning and consists of 11 modules.

Explore the Radiological Technology Bridging Program:
Questions about the Radiological Technology Bridging Program at Michener?

Please contact bridging@michener.ca

Program Schedule

This program runs on select weekday evenings and all day on specified weekends. There are a total of 144 course hours.

Sample Fifteen (15) week schedule. NOTE: This schedule is subject to change.

Program Fee

The Total fee for the program is $5,250.00 (Includes; costs for tuition, some class notes and $250.00* for laboratory supplies). Please note total fees for the program are subject to change.

Eligible students who are approved for OBPAP funding may receive between 70-100 percent (%) of the total cost of the tuition. See ‘Bursary Funding’ section below for more information.

*$250.00 fees for laboratory supplies is not covered by the OBPAP Bursary. Course fees are subject to change. View the Bridging Program Withdrawal Refund Policy & Procedure

Application Deadlines

Winter – January 2019 Intake

Applications Open: August 1, 2018 – check back for access to the online application form.

Application deadline: September 30, 2018 (may continue to accept applications until the program is full)

Course Start: January 12, 2019

 

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the BPRA800 bridging program must have the following Required Supporting Documents:

  1. Provide a copy of the letter Assessment (Decisions, Order and Reasons of the Registration Committee’) from the College of Medical Radiation Technologist of Ontario (CMRTO) which states that you are eligible to take the CAMRT licensing exam.
  2. Applicants, for whom English is a second language, must pass the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA). Provide the MELA test report as proof of English language proficiency. One must have a minimum score of 8 in all 4 components (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading) of the MELA test. Please note, other language tests including IELTS, TOEFL, CAN test or CLB, are not accepted. MELA is an entry requirement to the program. Please review our English Language Policy for exemptions.
  3. Applicants must be Canadian Residents (Landed Immigrant/Permanent Resident, Canadian Citizen or Refugee status) to be considered for enrollment to the program. 

Other documents:

1. Accepted/Enrolled students will also be required to submit the Health Immunizations requirements Bridging Entry Immunization-Requirement Form-2018-2019 prior to the start of the program.

2. If you intend to apply for the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) you must also submit a hardcopy of the OBPAP Application form. See ‘Bursary Funding’ for more information

How Do I Apply?

On August 1st, applications will open for the January 2019 Intake.  Please return to this section on our website for access to the Online Bridging Application Form.

Prior to completing the application form,  please refer to the ‘Admission Requirements’ section.

Bursary Funding

To apply for the Ontario Bridging Program Assistance Program (OBPAP) Bursary, applicants must complete a hardcopy of the updated OBPAP Bursary Application Form -2018-2019 and submit it by the application deadline either by mail or in-person to:

Registrar’s Office
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222. St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4

*UPDATE* – OBPAP funding is not confirmed for 2018/19 at this timeIf funding becomes available, qualified applicants will be notified of their eligibility and any remaining tuition fees due at the time they receive their offer of admission.

See OBPAP FAQ’s for more information.

Post Application & Registration

1. Any outstanding supporting documents NOT submitted with the online application, can be sent by email directly to: regoffice@michener.ca  The deadline for submitting outstanding documents is September 30, 2018 (January Intake only).

2. Applications for the January intake will be assessed in October. A firm offer of admission may only be given to applicants who have met all the admission criteria and have submitted all required supporting documents by the application deadline.

3. Bridging Program seats are limited (20 seats per intake) and offered on  first-come, first-qualified, first-accepted basis. All other candidates will be placed on a wait list. Offers will continue to be sent to candidates on the wait list until the program is full. Any applicants remaining on the wait-list are encouraged to apply early for the next intake of the program. Online applications for the January intake will open August 1, 2018.

4. If you intend to apply for the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program (OBPAP) you must submit a hardcopy of the OBPAP Bursary Application Form – 2018-2019 by mail or in person to:

Registrar’s Office -Bridging Program
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
222. St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON M5T 1V4

Eligible students will be notified of their eligibility and any remaining tuition fees due at the time they receive their offer of admission. For more information, please refer to ‘Bursary Funding’ or visit: OBPAP FAQ’s 

5. Enrolled/accepted students will also be required to submit the Bridging Entry – Immunization Requirement Form – 2018-19

Other documents:

If applying for bursary assistance, you must also submit a hardcopy of the OBPAP Bursary Application form by the application deadline. See Bursary Funding below for more information.

For information on withdrawals, transfers and refunds, please view the Bridging Withdrawal/Refund Policy

Recommended Additional Courses

Withdrawal/Refund Policy

To maintain program integrity and to ensure we have the right resources matched to student needs, the Bridging Program department has a strict policy on refunds.

View the Bridging Program Withdrawal Refund Policy & Procedure.

FAQs

Can the bridging program assist internationally educated medical doctors (IMGs)?

This bridging program is designed for internationally educated and experienced medical radiological (X-Ray) technologists whose training and work experience have been assessed the
College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario or other respective regulatory colleges affiliated with
Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists and have been issued an Order. The order clearly states one can attempt the CAMRT exam and has an expiry date.

Internationally educated doctors (Medical Graduates) don’t qualify for the program unless they meet the basic criteria as mentioned above.

Can I take just the simulated labs portions of the Bridging Program courses?

No. The program is designed to support participant success in both theory and simulated experience. In order to achieve this success and better prepare participants to write the CAMRT certification exam for radiological technologists (X-Ray); it is mandatory for participants to attend both components of the program.

What are the English language requirements to enroll in the Bridging Program?

To be eligible to enroll in the program, one must obtain a MELA test with a minimum score of 8 in all 4 components (Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading). One may attempt the MELA test up to a maximum of 3 times.

Even if you have taken IELTS, CAN test, TOEFL, or any other language test, applicants are still required to take the MELA test. Please review our English Language Policy for exemptions.

What is the MELA?

The Michener English Language Assessment, or MELA, is a standardized, sector-specific, English language proficiency test. MELA measures English language proficiency based on communication that is typical in health care training or practice settings. The test is referenced to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB), a Canadian framework for English language proficiency. MELA scores are used by post-secondary institutions and regulatory bodies as approved and acceptable demonstration of communicative competence to academic purposes or professional practice.

Can I attempt MELA more than once?

Yes. One may attempt the MELA test upto a maximum of 3 times. Contact MELA information desk for further assistance.

What types of supports will I receive once I have enrolled in Michener’s Bridging Program?

Bridging Program participants will have access to the following student support services offered at the Michener Institute.

  • Library (LRC)
  • Student ID
  • Coaching & Counseling Services
  • Enhanced Learning Supports
  • Fitness Centre

More Questions? – Please contact bridging@michener.ca

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