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Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 1V8

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Graduate Certificate)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Health & Community Studies
Degree: Certificate
Field of Study: Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Description This two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, delivered over 62 consecutive weeks, provides students with the essential knowledge and technical skills required to carry out diagnostic sonography procedures in the role of a Canadian and/or American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Working independently and in collaboration with healthcare team members, diagnostic medical sonographers perform and analyze a variety of complex sonographic exams to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of multiple system disorders. Through theoretical courses, simulation, laboratory practice and extensive clinical experiences, students acquire the ability to produce quality images of internal structures, such as abdominal and pelvic organs, superficial structures, fetal imaging, carotid arteries and lower extremity venous imaging of the human body. Students apply principles of health and safety, as well as quality assurance for safe and proper use of ultrasound in the clinical setting and develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to adapt theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. Students work within an inter-professional healthcare team to deliver safe patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic skills consistent with best practice standards for diagnostic medical sonography.
Website: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 104]

International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band: OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree in a Medical or Health related field. All applicants must complete an assessment through the Test Centre, and will be required to pay the current fee of $50 (subject to change). Results from the health program assessment will be utilized to establish minimum eligibility and also ranked, with the highest ranked applicants given priority admission. The health program assessment can only be written once per academic cycle.

    * 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.

    Last Updated: December 25, 2018