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Accredited Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

This Accredited Program educates students using high-frequency sound waves to examine adult cardiac and produce images. Pass Canada national exam and become a licenced diagnostic sonographer.

Program Length

78 weeks instructor-led full-time training and clinical practice

Practicum Duration

22 weeks Local Clinic and hospital


Accredited by Accreditation Canada

Financial Aid

Free financial consultation available. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Program Description

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) amazing course are covering 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 sit for Sonography Canada national registry examinations.

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The 78 weeks (1690 hours) learning involves theoretical (56 weeks) include practical demonstrations of Ultrasound skills in the classroom and supervised practicum in the school Lab and participate in clinical training (22 weeks) with our affiliated clinical agencies.

Our state of the art lab with modern ultrasound machines in the facility and Our comprehensive range of exam preparation resource material which helps provide a superior learning experience to each student.

Upon successful completion of this diploma program, students will be eligible to write the Sonography Canada Cardiac and ARDMS licensing examination

Students who are successful on the SC, the Core and Cardiac Sonographer Exam become certified by Sonography Canada and qualify to register with CMRITO and practice as a Cardiac Sonographer.

Before Register with CMRITO, the graduate must complete CMRITO online Jurisprudence Course and get the Certificate.

Pharma-Medical’s students have consistently achieved a high pass ratio in the Sonography Canada exams, contact us to see May 2019 results. 

Knowledge and Skills the students will learn:

  1. Understand the Ultrasound Sonographer’s requirements and how they will communicate with clients easily and professionally.
  2. Comprehensive Knowledge of operation equipment with suitable setup and evaluate the instrument by doing performance test
  3. Prepare a mental plan to collect necessary echocardiographic data in each patient
  4. Integrate knowledge of anatomy and disease processes
  5. Monitoring examination by viewing images to evaluate the quality of diagnostics images and made necessary adjustments to equipment, as required
  6. Record, store, and process scanned images;
  7. Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure patient safety and comfort;
  8. Describe echocardiographic findings of different disease of the heart
  9. Prepare examinations reports for physicians/cardiologists for helpful diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases and pathology.
  10. Perform quality control checks on ultrasound equipment to ensure proper operation and perform minor repairs and adjustments as required
  11. Maintain a health and safety environment.

The program standards include:

  • National Competency Profiles by Sonography Canada;
  • Principles described in the Sonography Canada, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, The Scope of Practice for Sonographers;
  • The regulation Board CMRITO requirements;
  • Other healthcare-related regulation and policy

Admission Requirements

  • 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

Additional Requirements

  • 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
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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)

* Program has PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) policy. Transcript transfer is available. Please ask the college for details.

Clinical Practice

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.

Career Opportunities

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

  • Community and Teaching Hospitals
  • Cardiology and Diagnostic Centres/Clinic
  • Medical Ultrasound Equipment/Device

Program Consultation: For further information, email info@pharmamedical.ca or call the Program Coordinator at 416-821-4876 or 647-996-5876


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