OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Physics (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
- the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate or equivalent courses from the Academic and Career Entrance program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
NOTE: This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.
For more information, see the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admission Guidelines document
found on the Admission Procedures
Students applying to this program must complete the Health Occupations Aptitude Exam (HOAE) test. Please click here for more information
about the test.
A score is determined for each applicant derived from the Pre-Admission Testing score and from required subjects for admission. Scores are then ranked by highest score and selection is made for the available positions and places on the waiting list.
For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.
Utilizing advanced knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, pathology, and physical applications, a sonographer performs examinations to provide diagnostic ultrasound images for interpretation by a medical radiologist. As a member of a health-care team, the sonographer will produce images of internal body structures utilizing a variety of hand-held acoustical scanning probes and imaging techniques. The profession requires critical thinking skills, judgment, and the ability to provide safe and competent health care.
The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with the current National Competency Profiles (NCP) Generalist, as approved by Sonography Canada. Graduates will be eligible to challenge the Sonography Canada national board exams and successful completion of the registry exams will allow sonographers to seek employment in Ontario. Sonography is a regulated profession in Ontario under the guidance of the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario
Course work includes sonographic physics, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology and the study of normal and abnormal cross-sectional anatomical structures necessary for sonographic interrogation of abdominal, obstetrical/ gynecological, general vascular and small parts imaging.
- The program is accredited through Equal - ACCREDITATION CANADA
- Graduates are eligible to write the Sonography Canada Generalist Sonographer credentialing examinations.
- Simulation labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to practical learning.
Graduates will work as an Ultrasound Technologist in such settings as hospitals, clinical laboratories, and other health care facilities.
COMPUTER PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS:
- Medical Requirements Form
- A satisfactory medical exam.
- An up-to-date immunization record including tetanus and diphtheria, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B (incl. Hep B titre within the last 24 months) and TB skin test.
Students in this program must have basic computer literacy, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, Internet and e-mail.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited through Equal - ACCREDITATION CANADA and previously the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Conjoint Accreditation. St. Clair College’s DMS program was granted a six-year accreditation status in 2015. Students must graduate from an accredited school to qualify to complete the Sonography Canada certification board examinations. The program's accredited status is posted on the Official List of Programs at https://accreditation.ca/educational-programs/
Applicants are required to have the following completed prior to clinical placement. You are responsible for the associated costs.
- First Aid
- Heart & Stroke Foundation Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) BCLS Level C/AED
- N95 Mask Fit Testing
- Employer requirement for up-to-date CLEAR POLICE CLEARANCE (vulnerable sector screening)
- MUST be obtained by you, the student.
- Obtain the Police Clearance by the first week of your first semester
- Clinical placements may be on day, afternoon or weekend shifts ANYWHERE within Ontario.
- You are responsible for travel and accommodation costs.
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: H796
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2019-2020 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Sonography Physics I
Basic Sonography Techniques
Abdominal Sonography I
Human Anatomy & Physiology for Sonographers
General Education Elective
Pelvic Sonography and Pathology
Abdominal Sonography II
Introduction to Patient Care
High Resolution Imaging
Pathophysiology for Sonographers
Clinical Sonography I