Cardiac Ultrasound Program
This Accredited Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography/Ultrasound Diploma program provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career to work in the Sonography fields.
This 18 Month (78 weeks) renowned course covers General anatomy, Cardiovascular anatomy and Pathology, Cross-sectional anatomy, Principle of the instrument, Echocardiography theory and scanning, ECG, Patient care, Ethics and Professional. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to appear in Sonography Canada national registry examinations.
Applicant must hold a Minimum Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with biology and math courses or equivalence
Prefer to hold a 2-year or higher allied healthcare degree in a patient care related area. This includes, but is not limited to, medical radiography, registered nurse, respiratory technologist, occupational therapist, and emergency medical technologist
Prefer to hold a bachelor’s degree in any major or foreign degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. or Canada
- A police check of Criminal Record Must be produced within 120 days of starting the program.
Medical checks such as TB test/ Hepatitis B
- Immunization must be produced within 120 days of starting the program.
- First aid and CPR Level HCP-Healthcare provider, must have before clinic placement
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:
- Community and Teaching Hospitals
- Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres/Clinic
- Medical Ultrasound Equipment/Device
Qestions & Answers
Cardiac ultrasound, also known as echocardiography, is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the heart and its structures. Cardiac ultrasound can help diagnose and monitor various heart conditions, such as valve problems, heart failure, congenital defects, and infections. Cardiac ultrasound can also measure the blood flow and pressure in the heart chambers and vessels
To become a cardiac sonographer, one must complete an accredited educational program in cardiac sonography, which usually takes one to two years and leads to a certificate or a diploma. The program covers both theoretical and practical aspects of cardiac sonography, such as anatomy, physiology, physics, pathology, instrumentation, and clinical skills. The program also includes a clinical internship, where students gain hands-on experience in performing cardiac ultrasound exams on patients in various settings345. After completing the program, graduates must pass the credentialing exams administered by Sonography Canada or the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) to obtain their certification and registration. They must also meet the licensing requirements of the province or state where they intend to work
Cardiac sonographers are in high demand in the health care sector, as they play a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, which are among the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Cardiac sonographers can work in various settings, such as hospitals, clinics, diagnostic laboratories, private practices, and research facilities. They can also specialize in different areas of cardiac sonography, such as pediatric, fetal, or adult echocardiography. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of diagnostic medical sonographers, including cardiac sonographers, is projected to grow 17% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage for diagnostic medical sonographers was $75,780 in May 2020. In Canada, the average salary for cardiac sonographers was $80,000 in 2019, according to Indeed.com.