75% in each of:
- English 30-1 or 30-2
- Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Pure Math 30
- Physics 30
- Biology 30
Proof of English Language Proficiency
- The 1st round of interviews will occur in December for applicants who complete their applications by November 1st.
- The 2nd round of interviews will occur in April for all other shortlisted applicants.
- Please refer to the Online Interview handout for more information
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. Applicants must submit proof of course completion with a passing grade of at least 60% by July 31st.
Competitive Entrance Requirements:
Applicants are shortlisted for the interview based on their academic average for the required high school courses. Last year, applicants successful in receiving an interview had a minimum average of 88.25%.
Applicants with prior NAIT Health and Life Sciences credentials or who have successfully completed at least one approved Open Studies course in the School of Health and Life Sciences with a minimum of 75% may be given special consideration for the interview shortlist.
Final selection is based strictly on the interview scores. Applicants who are offered conditional acceptance need to maintain the academic average presented in phase 1 in order to secure final acceptance. Please refer to the Student Selection Criteria and Process for more information.
Additional Requirements and Considerations
Once accepted into the program, students must ensure their immunizations are current to the Alberta Health Services Immunization Standards. The program will contact you with specific instructions for completing the immunization requirements. If you do not meet the immunization requirements, your work integrated learning experience (clinical training) may be refused by a clinical site, and there may be restrictions to campus lab and clinic experience, which may ultimately impede your progression in the program.
Students are required to provide a current Police Information Check (also referred to as a Security Clearance or Criminal Record Check) which must include a Vulnerable Sector Search. Please do not proceed with the Police Information Check until an offer of acceptance and follow-up instructions have been issued by the program. The Police Information Check is only considered valid when reviewed by a NAIT official within 90 days of completion. If you do not meet the police information check requirements, your work integrated learning experience (clinical training) may be refused by a clinical site, which may ultimately impede your progress in the program.
- Computer Literacy - Basic
Basic computer literacy is required for a successful progression in this course. This comprises, but is not limited to, possessing fluency in basic word processing, spreadsheet creation, and an understanding of email and web best practices.
- Health Requirement - Physical Ailments
Any prospective students with back, arm, shoulder, wrist or neck problems or significant health challenges should consider their options carefully before applying and are advised to consult with the program.
- Program Exploration Activities:
Applicants are encouraged to complete the following activities to ensure an understanding of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and profession:
- Review the program website
- Attend Open House
- Attend Program Previews
- Attend DMS Information Sessions
- CPR (Basic Life Support - BLS)
Students must provide evidence of current BLS certification prior to commencing clinical training. BLS certification must remain current throughout clinical training therefore it is recommended that certification be obtained just prior to clinical training. The BLS certification course that meets this requirement must be designed for individuals who will be health care providers. The NAIT Continuing Education Course that meets this requirement is [CPRS100 - Basic Life Support | NAIT] (http://www.nait.ca/course_CPRS100.htm).