Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography FAQ

When is the deadline for applications?
Applications must be received by ontariocolleges.ca on or before February 1st each year. There is a $110 application fee.

How many students are accepted each year for the program?
We accept 44 students each intake

How many intakes of this program do you have?
In the past, there has only been one each year, starting in September. For 2022 we have added a May intake.

When is the deadline for applications?
Applications must be received by Ontario Colleges (opens new window) on or before February 1st each year. To apply go to Ontario Colleges (opens new window).
For complete information regarding admission requirements, please visit our on-line calendar.

Can I still apply after the application deadline?
After February 1st, applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis, providing there are still vacancies in the program.

If I do not have an imaging background, can I still apply?
Yes. However, applicants with formal education and training in Medical Imaging receive preference during the applicant ranking process.

What are the costs associated with the program and profession?
In addition to program tuition, the following costs are approximate:

  • Textbooks and course supplies/resources: $500
  • Clinical Pre-placement requirements: $200-$300
  • Registry exams and Regulatory College: $1700

Do I need to have my pre-placement requirements completed before I accept my offer to Mohawk?
DCS program does not require you to have your pre-placement requirements completed before accepting your offer. Please check the Preplacement Services on MyMohawk for details regarding deadlines.

How can I submit the required documents?
All required documents must be received by the admissions advisor on or before February 15th. Applications completed after February 15th may be considered for a spot on the waiting list. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Please include your Ontario College (opens new window) application number on all documents and mail them to:

Ontario Colleges
60 Corporate Court
Guelph, ON
N1G 5J3

I would like to do my clinical training at the hospital in my hometown. Can I do that?
No. Clinical placements are assigned through an established allotment process. Students may indicate their preference, however we cannot guarantee you would be placed at a site near your residence. Clinical placements are only offered in our approved, affiliated sites.

Can I do this program on a part-time basis or by correspondence?
This program is available only by full-time study on campus and at clinical placements.

What is the job market like for graduates of this program?
Currently, there is a demand for cardiac sonographers. Most graduates find related employment within a few months, sometimes part-time to start with, but growing to full-time within a year or so.

Do students get paid during their clinical training?
No. The clinical training consists of two semesters where students gain hands-on experience and refine their technical skills. Students are evaluated regularly during each semester and the College compensates the clinical sites for this supervision and evaluation. Students do not receive payment during their clinical training.

What does it cost to take this program?
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IS TOEFL iBT or IELTS mandatory for all applicants for whom English is a second language?
Yes! Applications will not be reviewed until TOEFL or IELTS score is submitted. We will not accept any other tests or courses.