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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma


Intake
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience
  • Location
    Interurban Campus
  • Campuses
    Interurban

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    2 years, including summers (full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $36,500 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $4500 - $5500 approximately
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma

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

Application Deadline Advice

Online applications are open from October 15 to December 13, 2019 at noon for the September 2020 intake.

Proofing documents/transcripts should be submitted by document deadlines: January 10, 2020 for the initial admission requirements.

Application Fee: $41.82

1) Program Admission Requirements

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

Stage 1:

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (B)
  • English 12 First Peoples (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)
  • both ENGL 103 (B) and ENGL 104 (B)
  • ENGL 142 (B)
  • both ELD 092 (B) and 094 (B)
  • ELD 097 (B)
  • both ELD 103 (B) and ELD 104 (B)
  • equivalent Camosun assessment
  • equivalent external assessment  

3. Math

One of:

  • Pre-Calculus 12 (B)
  • MATH 097 (B)
  • MATH 100 (B)
  • MATH 107 (B)
  • MATH 108 (B)
  • MATH 115 (B)
  • equivalent Camosun assessment

4. Physics

One of:

  • Physics 12 (B)
  • PHYS 090 (B)
  • PHYS 104 (B)
  • PHYS 114 (B)
  • AHLT 165 (C+)

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

Non-Academic
  • A completed Physical Requirements Form
  • Attendance at an information session
  • 40 hours of volunteer work in a patient-related environment
  • A resume outlining work experience and personal achievements

Stage 2:
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
  • hold current standard first aid and CPR level C is required prior to the first clinical placement;
  • submit a negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • provide proof of immunizations against preventable, communicable diseases (current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of BC are recommended)  
  • complete a criminal record check done through the BC Government's Criminal Record Review program
Admission Advice
1. All academic application requirements must be completed within the last five years.

2. Fluent in the use of computers is required.

3. For details about admission process and selection criteria, click here.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

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

International students should contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into our programs.

  • LPI score of 5 or higher
  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with:
    • minimum of 6.5 in Reading and Writing
    • minimum of 6.0 in Listening and Speaking
  • TOEFL scores:
    • iBT 88-90 (min 20 in each section)
    • CB 230 (min 4.5 TWE)
    • PB 570 (min 4.5 TWE)
  • Camosun English assessment

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement: You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

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 you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

If you are a secondary school graduate you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within the program listings for Camosun within Education Planner.)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here 

BC Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

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.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed in the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

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 the program listings for Camosun in Education Planner.)

International Student

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

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

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

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun check here.