Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography



    The Diploma Program of Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography is designed to develop competency-based objectives and implements learning activities to ensure that all the competencies in the competency profile for the profession are taught. the program develop theoretical and clinical competency in the field of cardiac sonography, students gain extensive on-site laboratory experience utilizing state-of-the art equipment and participate in clinical training with affiliated clinical agencies. this is to ensure students gain the knowledge, skills and behaviors needed to successfully enter the sonography field.


  • This program is 78 weeks long. There are 56 weeks instructor-led full-time training, lecture, and practice on campus and there are 22 weeks co-op placement in clinics or hospitals to obtain real-world experience.  

    • Minimum Ontario secondary School Diploma (OSSD)  or equivilent.
    • Prefer to health care professionals with a 2 year related study in their field of study (some examples: Chiropodists, Nurse, Radiological Technologist, Radiation Therapist, Respiratory Therapist, etc). or Bachelor degree in any major. 

     Additional Requirements

    •  Medical Certificate (Immunization Form) is required indicating that the student has up-to-date immunization 
    • CPR & First Aid Certificates – It is preferred to have completed STANDARD FIRST AID and BASIC RESCUER CPR prior to clinical placement
    • A police check of Criminal Record

    International students must have a demonstrated competency in English.

    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)  50 marks
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT)   550
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) 80  (20 min. in writing and speaking, 20 min. in reading and listening)
    • IELTS  5.5 (min. 5.0 in each band)
    • MELAB 75 (min. score)



  • The college will arrange your co-op practice in clinics or hospitals for 22 weeks to get real-world experience. This will help you in your future job search. 

  • Graduates with a registered license can work a position in any of these fields:

    • Hospitals
    • Medical clinics
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical cardiac Sonographer
    Ultrasound Technologist
    Medical cardiac Sonographer
    Diagnostic Medical Sonography Instructor
    Medical cardiac Sonographer Supervisor

  • Ultrasound technologist NOC code is 3216; this is an occupation under Skills Matrix B in the NOC code.

    • Operate ultrasound imaging equipment to produce images of those parts of the body requiring examination
    • Monitor examination by viewing images on video screen, to evaluate quality and consistency of diagnostic images, and make adjustments to equipment as required
    • Record, store, and process scanned images 
    • Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure patient safety and comfort
    • Prepare examination reports for physicians to aid in the diagnosis of cardiac, vascular and other disorders
    • Perform quality control checks on ultrasound equipment to ensure proper operation and perform minor repairs and adjustments as required
  • You can view the program video by clicking here.

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