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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma of Technology


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  • Location
  • Length

    Two years (27 months) full-time.

    Students start in September and graduate at the end of November.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for information on full-time tuition fees.

  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates

    Level 1:  $1,150
    Level 2:  $600
    Level 3:  $400
    Level 4:  $200
    Level 5:  $200

    (general estimated cost, subject to change)

    Face respirator fit testing: approx $25 per year, annual re-fitting required.

  • Credential Granted
    Diploma

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications accepted November 1st* to January 5th.*

*or next business day

Note: Applicants to this program must be residents of British Columbia. This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

Note: Effective Fall 2018, Diagnostic Medical Sonography will offer three program options:

Entrance requirements

Competitive Entry: Three-step process

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program has a competitive selection process. Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Post-secondary education*
  • A strong GPA*
  • A demonstrated interest in the field*
  • Related volunteer and/or work experience*

Applicants deemed to have the best opportunity for success in the program are selected to compete in the multiple mini interview process (MMI).

*Applicants with preferred entrance requirements are to submit transcripts and supporting documentation with their online application.

Step 1: Meet the following entrance requirements

With the exception of English, these entrance requirements must have been completed during the past five years from the start of the program. If more than five years have elapsed, upgrading in the required subjects may be necessary.

*Physics 12 (73%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary physics at 100 level or higher (73%) from a recognized institution will be accepted to meet recency only if the applicant does not have Physics 11 (73%) from within the past five years.

Read more about how to meet BCITâ??s entrance requirements

Step 2: Requirements for selected applicants

Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete the following:

  • Multiple Mini Interview Process (MMI)
  • Two letters of reference to be sent by the person providing the reference directly to the program

During this process, applicants will be assessed by program staff for their suitability for the program and this profession.

Note: Interviews are usually held in January, February, and March. The Nuclear Medicine, Medical Radiography, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs share the MMI process and, therefore, applicants are only eligible for one MMI. The results of the MMI will be transferred between programs if the application is transferred.

Step 3: Conditionally accepted applicants

If you have been conditionally accepted to BCIT, you will be notified through myCommunication. The following will be required for full acceptance::

Once these and any other outstanding conditions have been met, you will receive notification of your full acceptance.

Apply to program

Note: Applicants to this program must be residents of British Columbia. This program does not accept applications from international students. View programs that do

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
Apply Online

You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

myCommunication

Within two business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal and myBCIT e-mail addresses. All correspondence regarding your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an e-mail when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these e-mails or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within four weeks.

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

The English-Language Proficiency required for study at BCIT is detailed here.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

Out-of-Province

You will need to meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. Most programs require Grade 12 graduation with specific Grade 11 and 12 courses. Some programs also have non-academic requirements such as submitting a resume or participating in an interview.

For more details on BCIT's Admission and Registration requirements check here.

Application priority is given to BC residents who are Canadian citizens and landed immigrants who have lived in BC for the 12 months immediately before enrolment. Second priority is given to out-of-province citizens and landed immigrants. Third priority is given to applicants who are neither Canadian citizens nor landed immigrants.

BC Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on transfer credit at BCIT check here.

 

Mature Student

If you have not graduated from secondary school you can still be admitted to BCIT based on your relevant experience.

To gain Mature student status, you must also meet BCIT's English-language requirements as well as any prerequisites for your desired program.

There is helpful information for Mature students in the Frequently Asked Questions section of BCIT's Admission & Registration webpage.

International Student

For details on applying to BCIT as an International Student check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

The Technology Entry Program is for students who want to improve their skills in core areas such as communications, Math, Chemistry or Physics to meet the prerequisites of their intended BCIT Technology Program.

 

How to Apply

For information on applying to BCIT's programs check here.