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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma


Intake
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Program Start Date
    May
  • Campuses
    Interurban

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    91 credits (6 consecutive terms, including summers)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $37,950 Total; plus student-related fees
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $4500 - $5500 approximately
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Camosun's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Online applications are open from May 3 and August 20, 2021 for the May 2022 intake. 

Proofing documents/transcripts should be submitted by document deadlines: 

  • initial document submission by September 17, 2021
  • final document submission by January 14, 2022

Verify directly with Camosun College (Information Session slides)

Application Fee: $44.38 (domestic); $100 (international)

1) Program Admission Requirements

The admission process consists of three stages. Application is competitive.

Stage 1:

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (B)
  • English Studies 12 (B)
  • English First Peoples 12 (B)
  • both ENLG 091 (B) and ENGL 093 (B)
  • both ENGL 092 (B) and ENGL 094 (B)
  • both ENGL 092 (B) and ENGL 096 (B)
  • ENGL 142 (B)
  • both ELD 092 (B) and 094 (B)
  • ELD 097 (B)
  • equivalent Canadian high school course

3. Math

One of:

  • Pre-Calculus 12 (B)
  • MATH 097 (B)
  • MATH 107 (B)
  • MATH 115 (B)
  • MATH 100 (B)
  • MATH 108 (B)
  • equivalent Canadian high school course

4. Physics

One of:

  • Physics 12 (B)
  • PHYS 104 (B)
  • PHYS 105 (B)
  • AHLT 165 (C+)
  • equivalent Canadian high school course

5. Biology

One of:

  • Biology 12 (B)
  • BIOL 090 (B)
  • BIOL 103 (B)
  • BIOL 143 (B)
  • BIOL 150 (B)
  • both BIOL 152 (B) and BIOL 153 (B)
  • PNUR 101 (B)
  • equivalent Canadian high school course

6. Completion of a Medical Terminology course (MOA 155) consisting of a minimum of 60 instructional hours with at least a 'B' grade (Note: The Medical Terminology Assessment administered through Island Health may not be used to meet this requirement.)

Non-Academic

  • Complete Physical Requirements Online Form
  • Attendance at an information session (online info session is available for anyone unable to attend in person)
  • 40 hours of volunteer work in a patient-related environment
  • A resume outlining work experience and personal achievements

Stage 2:
After the document submission deadline, all qualified applicants will receive 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.

Once all applicants have completed the non-academic assessment, the program calculates an aggregate score for each applicant by equally weighting the academic (combined GPA of admission requirements) and non-academic assessment scores (indicators of program and future professional success) to determine which applicants will receive program seat invitations.

Stage 3:
The top students each year will be offered seats. To confirm your seat, you must:

  • accept assigned clinical site placements (subject to availability and capacity)
  • have a yearly respiratory mask fit-testing done (prior to the first clinical practice)
  • hold current Standard First Aid and CPR level C (prior to the first clinical placement; currency must be maintained throughout the program);
  • submit a negative TB skin test or clear chest x-ray dated no more than 6 months before practicum start
  • provide proof of immunizations against preventable, communicable diseases (current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of BC are highly recommended)  
  • complete a criminal record check done through the Ministry of Pubic Safety & Solicitor General (instructions will be provided by Camosun College) 

Admission Advice

1. The program ranks students according to academic preparedness and non-academic qualities including situational judgement, proven to be reliable predictors of personal commitment and future professional behaviours. Applicants with the highest overall rankings are offered seats in the program. This process enhances students’ likelihood of program success and future employability.

2. Recommended immunizations are found on the Health Sciences Placement Network of Canada website by searching for immunization guidelines. Failure to comply with immunization guidelines could impact a student’s ability to successfully complete the clinical/practicum placement and/or a clinical/community rotation.

3. Students must provide their own transportation, meals, and accommodations while completing their clinical placement.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Camosun's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English proficiency for admission to most programs at Camosun College requires English 12 (C+) or equivalent. 

Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

Assessment

Minimum Result

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)

TOEFL iBT

78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)

Duolingo English Test (DET)*

105 overall*

PTE Academic

54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)

Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced

174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)

CAEL CE

60 overall (no -sub-score less than 60)

GTEC CBT

1200 overall (minimum sub-score: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)


Note(*): Duolingo English Test (DET) score of 105 is for General Admission to most Certificate and Diploma programs, and Bachelor of Business Administration programs (exceptions: Nursing and certain other Health-related programs). Score of 115 is for admission to Post-Degree programs (all majors) and Degree programs offered by Centre for Sport and Exercise Education.

International applicants are encouraged to contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into Camosun programs.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

Each program has individual admissions requirements. To be considered for admission, you must meet or exceed the requirements for your chosen program. You must also meet the English proficiency requirement at a level suitable for your desired program. Program admission requirements can be found on the 'Admission Info' tab of each program profile in the program search database

 

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15; please check here for special high school admission process.

If you are a secondary school graduate or a mature student (19 years or older), you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College and can apply anytime. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15; please check here for special high school admission process.

If you are a secondary school graduate or a mature student (19 years or older), you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College and can apply anytime. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

BC Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit*, please refer to Camosun's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

For students who study at another post-secondary institution in BC, you can use BC Transfer Guide to find out course equivalency and transferability.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit*, please refer to Camosun's Transfer Credit web page. The transfer credit evaluation process involves a form, a fee, and sealed, official transcripts.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the start of your first academic term, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Program Search Database)

International Student

For complete details on admission to Camosun College as an International Student, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Camosun College may consider granting special admission to underage applicants on an individual basis. For more details, please refer to Camosun's Admission Policy (Section C: Special College Admission Admission).

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun College, please check here.