Algonquin College

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Algonquin College

Faculty:School of Health Studies
Field of Study:Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,286

Tuition and related ancillary fees for this program can be viewed by using the Tuition and Fees Estimator tool at the Algonquin College website.


The two-year Diagnostic Medical Sonography Ontario College Graduate Certificate program provides you with the crucial knowledge and technical skills to produce sonographic images and carry out diagnostic procedures.

Diagnostic medical sonography is a diverse and dynamic field of work. Sonographers must be able to work well in stressful situations and think critically. The quality of an ultrasound study is dependent on the skills of the sonographer.

Through theory, simulation, lab practice and many extensive clinical experiences, you learn to produce quality sonographic images. You consider health and safety in your work and apply quality assurance for the safe and proper use of ultrasound.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Degree in Medical or Health related field with a minimum of 2 courses (or equivalent) in Human/Gross Anatomy and Human Physiology, plus 1 course in Human Pathology and 3 additional human health related courses. All courses must have a minimum grade of 70% (B-) or higher.

    Examples of degrees included but not limited to: BSc Kinesiology, BA Kinesiology, BSc Nursing, Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences, Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences, MSc OT, MSc PT.

    * 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.

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