Detection is vital.
Sonography is critical in today's advancing medical field. This investigative method uses high-frequency sound waves to view and record diagnostic images of internal anatomy in real time. And like medical detectives, sonographers use their specialized training to examine the evidence and find clues to anomalies in the human body.
They provide detailed ultrasound images for Radiologists to interpret and report vital information regarding the patient for diagnosis and treatment. Ultrasound has grown to include applications in abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, vascular and superficial structures.
With the continuously expanding applications of ultrasound in today’s technologically advanced society, this makes for an exciting and challenging career. This exact, fascinating health science field has a high demand for graduates of this three-year diploma. There are diverse opportunities for you in this specialized profession, including work in hospital and clinic settings, treatment centres and health care facilities, with equipment manufacturers training others on the applications, and in post-secondary education.
As a frontline detective a typical workday will never be dull, as no two cases are the same. Your national accreditation provides you with portable skills highly sought throughout the country. And with the soaring global growth of this field, it could easily lead to work overseas.
If the distinctive features of this program catch your eye, contact us to investigate your opportunities!
Did you know?
- Intense training to become an integral part of the healthcare team
- The program is seeking accreditation by Accreditation Canada
- Prepares you to challenge the Sonography Canada certification exam
- Sonography Canada provides portability within Canada
- Ultrasound is sound waves with frequencies higher than the upper audible limit of human hearing.
- Sonographers are medical detectives; they find clues to get the result. The Radiologist only sees what the Sonographer finds!
- There are no risks involved in performing or receiving an ultrasound procedure.
- The global diagnostic ultrasound market is experiencing a boom now until 2028.
- The average Canadian salary is CAD 80,000 per year, with the median annual salary of CAD 64,000 per year. ca.talent.com
Clinical placements are a required element of this program and students will be assigned placements at approved training sites. Additional sites may be considered in consultation with program faculty. There is no guarantee that students will receive their preferred placement. All expenses associated with the completion of clinical placement will be the responsibility of the student.
Students require a clear Certificate of Conduct (Criminal Record Check and Vulnerability Sector Check) to be permitted into a clinical placement. Students with an unclear Certificate of Conduct are advised to speak with program faculty at the beginning of the program.
For programs with competitive admissions, clinical placements are not affected by ranking in the competitive admissions process and will be determined under institutional guidelines.
Students must possess valid Standard First Aid with Basic Life Support (BLS) certification to be eligible for graduation from the College.