Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Program Information

Faculty:Health Sciences
Field of Study:Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Description:Diagnostic Medical Sonography prepares students to conduct ultrasound examinations, focusing on obstetrics and gynecology, abdomen and superficial structures, cardiac sonography and vascular sonographic studies.

Students receive theoretical and clinical training in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Overall program goals and objectives are directly related to the National Competency Profile (NCP) version 5.0, approved by Sonography Canada.

URL:Diagnostic Medical Sonography at NAIT
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

Cost per credit is $223 (for Domestic students). Tuition cap per semester is $2,167 (Domestic). Additional fees apply.
Careers:Ultrasound Technologists (Medical Sonographers)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Pure Mathematics  or  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

Applicants are required to have 75% in each of: English 30-1; Pure Math 30 or Math 30-1 or Math 30-2; Physics 30; Biology 30; and 1 credit of post-secondary Medical Terminology completed within 5 years of the application deadline with a final grade of 60% or greater or completion of NAIT's Medical Terminology challenge examination with a minimum 60% pass. The NAIT course that meets this prerequisite requirement is ITMS100- Medical Terminology. It is not a requirement for Medical Terminology to be completed by the application deadline; however, if accepted into the program, proof of completion of the course or challenge exam with a passing grade of at least 60% MUST be submitted to the student application file by July 31st.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83]

ELP Requirement is one of the following: 1.TOEFL IBT (Internet Based) - 83 (23 in the Speaking component, 20 in the Reading component, 20 in the Listening component, 20 in the Writing component) OR 2. IELTS (Academic Format) - 6 (with minimum band scores for each component - 6.5 in the Speaking component, 6.0 in the Reading component, 6.0 in the Listening component, 6.0 in the Writing component).

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Students are required to work 40 hours per week during the clinical training. Clinical placements will follow the didactic portion of the program, during which students will perform exams on patients' abdomens, superficial structures, obstetrics and gynecology, and cardiac sonography and vascular sonographic studies.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 04, 2018

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