St. Clair College

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Information

School:St. Clair College
Faculty:South Campus - Centre for Applied Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Description:This advanced diploma program will prepare the graduate for entry-to-practice as a General Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist). Simulation labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to practical learning. Course work includes clinical application courses, sonographic physics, sonographic identification of normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, pathology, and patho-physiology of the abdomen, pelvis, and small parts of the adult, pediatric, and fetal patient, and comprehensive exam reviews. 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) for the Generalist, as approved by the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) and the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS) boards.
URL:Diagnostic Medical Sonography at St. Clair College
Length:30 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers:Ultrasound Technologists (Medical Sonographers)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Physics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level OR Mature Student status (nineteen years of age or older as of the first day of classes and do not have an OSSD or equivalent) plus: Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U Grade 12 Mathematics - MCT4C, MAP4C, MHF4U, or MCV4U Senior Level Physics (C) or (U) Senior Level Biology (C) or (U) Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)

Additional Admission Requirements:
    St. Clair College will continue to accept applications after the Equal Consideration Dates on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available seats (oversubscribed), completed applications received at ontariocolleges.ca by the Equal Consideration date will receive first consideration.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 21, 2017