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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diagnostic Medical Sonography - General and Cardiac

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMS) are highly trained, in-demand professionals who use ultrasound to produce high-quality images of the body's internal structures and organs. As a student in the DMS - General and Cardiac program, you will become proficient in both general and cardiac ultrasound and will learn how to examine and evaluate structures and organs in the body. Led by expert instructors, our comprehensive curriculum blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on training, covering anatomy, physiology, patient care, ultrasound physics, imaging techniques, pathology, and much more. Students gain practical experience through simulation labs, industry-standard equipment, and clinical placements under the guidance of experienced sonographers. Graduates are eligible to challenge the Sonography Canada Core, Generalist, and Cardiac certification exams to become registered diagnostic medical sonographers in both general and cardiac ultrasound. Unlock your potential, gain specialized knowledge, and make a difference in patient care. Enroll today and take the first step towards an inspiring career in medical imaging.

Office of the Registrar
11762 - 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5G2R1, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 3 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

75% in each of:

  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2
  • Physics 30
  • Biology 30
  • Online Interview
  • 1 credit of post-secondary Medical Terminology completed within 5 years of the application deadline with a minimum final grade of 60% or completion of NAIT's Medical Terminology challenge examination with a minimum 60% pass. The NAIT course that meets this prerequisite requirement is ITMS100- Medical Terminology.
  • 3 or more credits of post-secondary Human Anatomy and Physiology completed within 5 years of the application deadline with a final grade of 60% or greater will be required. The NAIT course that meets this prerequisite requirement is ANPH100 Anatomy and Physiology. Applicants must submit proof of course completion with a minimum passing grade of 60% by July 31st.
  • English Language Proficiency

There is a competitive entrance requirement for this program. Please see the program page for details.

Please see program page for additional requirements and considerations.

Transfer & Credit Options may be available, please see for more information.

Application Deadline

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Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $7,848.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $2,575.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,297.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated June 06, 2024. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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