Program at a glanceCredential Diploma Work experience None Study options Full-time Open to InternationalNoArea of studyHealth SciencesLength 2 years Highly competitive program Applications open: May 15, 2024 Applications close: August 15, 2024 Document submissions deadline: September 13, 2024 2025 Program start date: May 5, 2025 OverviewWhat you'll learnMoney mattersAdmissionsContact Vital part of healthcare Start in MayThis comprehensive program will prepare you for an essential role in the healthcare team by producing ultrasound scans used to diagnose, treat, and monitor a variety of medical conditions. Explore core sonographic competencies and one of three specialty disciplines, General, Cardiac, or Vascular.In demand professionCertified ultrasound technologists are one of the most in-demand and sought-after diagnostic imaging health professionals. Due to expanding services, rapidly emerging technologies, and increasing patient populations sonographers command top salaries and often find permanent employment opportunities immediately after graduation.Are you a future Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?Sonographers and echocardiographers image vital organs, beating hearts, and babies in the womb to provide physicians with technical impressions of findings used for diagnosing, treating, and monitoring a variety of medical conditions.To succeed in this demanding program and career, you should have strong academic skills, good organizational practices and a sense of social responsibility and caring. You'll be working in a team environment, using your ability to think critically and problem solve while expressing a real desire to serve the public.You should be an independent learner with the ability to integrate and apply information. Computer literacy is essential since many courses will be taught online.Information SessionsBecome an in-demand medical imaging professional. Get the skills you'll need to begin a challenging and rewarding career as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.HHS Student Handbook Current information for School of Health and Human Services students and SONO Program specific handbook. Indigenous Limited Priority Admissions The School of Health & Human Services (HHS) offers Priority Seating for Indigenous students in all Health related programs.Visit Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen - Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections (IECC) for information on how to apply. Any questions about the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Indigenous Limited Priority Admissions process, approved by the Board of Governors, supported by the Education Council, and approved by the BC Human Rights Tribunal, welcomes applications from all qualified Indigenous applicants. What you'll learn Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.Program outlineFor more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.Program outlineMedical Sonographers in the making You'll learn a wide variety of practical and patient care skills. Our program is hands-on, with clinical placements throughout your time at Camosun. You'll learn about the science of ultrasound, anatomy and physiology, your role within the medical profession and how to treat patients ethically and with compassion. Located at our Interurban campus, you'll learn how to perform a comprehensive range of entry-to-practice general, obstetrical, cardiac, and vascular ultrasound scans while building theoretical knowledge for advanced and interventional sonography practice.Diploma programYou'll experience a variety of approaches to educational delivery including traditional face-to-face classroom instruction, practical simulation labs, courses combining face-to-face instruction with distributed education (online learning) support, exclusively online courses, seminars, and supervised clinical practice.Graduates who pass their National Certification exams are qualified to work all across Canada providing competent, compassionate, culturally appropriate sonography care and service with the highest level of professionalism in both public and private diagnostic imaging facilities.Career / Academic Advancement Opportunities After successfully completing your program and the Sonography Canada Canadian Clinical Skills Assessments, you’ll be eligible to write the Sonography Canada National Certification Exams for your chosen specialty.Sonography Canada requires that students have met exam eligibility requirements from an accredited institution. Camosun College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma Program and Advanced Certificate Program are currently in progress with Accreditation Canada and expect to achieve fully accredited status prior to May of 2023. If you have questions regarding accreditation and exam eligibility, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Sonography Canada’s accreditation and exam eligibility requirements can be found here. Tuition and fees Effective from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024Estimated tuitionTuition estimates are for the entire program.Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diploma$39,250 (domestic)Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.Student feesIn addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.Financial assistanceYou may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.Financial Aid & Awards Curriculum & courses Admission requirements One of: *B in English 12 B in English Language ProficiencyB in English 12 Camosun Alternative One of: *B in Pre-calculus 12 B in MATH 100 or MATH 108 B in Math 12 Camosun Alternative One of: *B in Physics 12 B in PHYS 105 B in Physics 12 Camosun Alternative C+ in PHYS 165 One of: *B in Anatomy and Physiology 12 B in BIOL 143 or BIOL 150 B in BIOL 152 and BIOL 153 B in PNUR 101 B in Anatomy and Physiology 12 Camosun Alternative One of:B in MOA 155 Completion of a Medical Terminology course consisting of a minimum of 60 hours with a letter grade of B or higherAnd all of:Completed Physical Requirements Online FormAttendance at a Diagnostic Medical Sonography program Information Session and completion of online questionnaire. An online option of the Information Session is available for anyone unable to attend in personAfter the document submission deadline, all qualified applicants receive registration and scheduling instructions for their non-academic assessment. Students may take the assessment one time per application cycle and must do so within the prescribed timeframe indicated by the program. Students applying to other Allied Health & Technologies programs at Camosun College need only take the assessment once per application cycle40 hours of volunteer work in a patient related environmentWhen you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher. For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar: Loading...Ready to get started? Apply between May 15 and August 15, 2024Apply todayOfficial documentation of all completed or in-progress academic and non-academic admission requirements must be received by 4pm on Sept 13, 2024. All academic requirements must be from the last 5 yearsMissing admission requirements?You may be able to take an assessment or upgrade with us.Need help applying?Find out more on How to Apply or speak to an Admissions Advisor. Contact us If you have admissions questions contact us today!Domestic studentsIf you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your Health and Human Services classes contact firstname.lastname@example.orgFaculty/staff profile Dr. Brent Mekelburg Chair, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT) email@example.com 250-370-4758 Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bioFaculty/staff profile Matthew Barbas Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SONO) firstname.lastname@example.org 250-370-4763 Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bioFaculty/staff profile Dustin Pendergast Program Leader, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SONO) email@example.com 250-370-4765 Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bioFaculty/staff profile Jana Suraci Instructor, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT) firstname.lastname@example.org 250-370-4755 Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bioFaculty/staff profile Bridget Mavety Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SONO) email@example.com 250-370-4072 Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bioFaculty/staff profile Lynelle Yutani Instructor, Allied Health and Technologies (AHT) firstname.lastname@example.org 250-370-4768 Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bioFaculty/staff profile Eleze Munro Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SONO) email@example.com 250-370-4072 Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bioFaculty/staff profile Breanna Delgaty Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SONO) firstname.lastname@example.org 250-370-4072 Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bioFaculty/staff profile Stephan Tuomi Instructor, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SONO) email@example.com 250-370-3000 ext.1858 Alex and Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness (CHW) Full bio Learn more For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. Academic CalendarContact information School of Health and Human Services Campus locationCentre for Health and Wellness (CHW) 207Location linkInterurban campus250–370–firstname.lastname@example.org If you have questions about admissions please contact Admissions.