FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS ULTDF-DP Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Ultrasound

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Overview

This version of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program will no longer be accepting new students effective Fall 2021.

Please visit the new Diagnostic Medical Sonography program webpage for the revised program.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION METHODS

Upload Through Your Future Student Account (preferred method)

  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to www.rrc.ca/apply and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

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E-mail: register@rrc.ca

Fax: 204-697-0584

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 30 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

Before applying:

  • Carefully review the admission requirements 
  • Successfully complete admission requirements 1 through 5 to ensure you can submit proof of completion within 30 days of applying.
    • Your application will be cancelled without a refund of the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee if you cannot submit proof within 30 days of applying.
    • We require verification of your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institutions you have attended.
    • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 4 for more information.
Apply:
After applying:
  • Submit proof of meeting admission requirements 1 to 5
  • Submit an Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form (admission requirement 6)
  • Complete the mandatory CASPer Test (admission requirement 7)
  • Complete the mandatory CASPer Snapshot (admission requirement 7). Snapshot should be completed within 10 days of completing the CASPer Test. 

Print out this handy Admission Requirements Checklist

This is a special selection program. Offers of admittance will be made based on CASPer results in descending order until all available seats are filled. Therefore, not all applicants who meet admission requirements will be offered a seat. Applicants who meet admission requirements but do not receive an offer of admittance may reapply for a future academic year by submitting a new application and application fee.

Annual application deadline: April 15

Admission Requirements

  1. Post-Secondary Education
    • Submit proof of having successfully completed 18 or more credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education including:
      • 12 or more credits of Science
      • A maximum of 6 credits of Arts and Humanities may be applied towards the required 18 credits
    • A minimum grade of 65% or 'C+' is required in each course. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • Degree-level (1000 level or higher) courses approved by the degree granting institution as meeting Science or Arts and Humanities requirements will be accepted.  However, Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-credits) and Medical Terminology (3-credits) cannot be used to fulfill this requirement
      and
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 6-credits of acceptable Human Anatomy and Physiology courses.  For a list of recommended courses, click here
    • Courses must include a lab component
    • A minimum grade of 65% or 'C+' is required in each course. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of your application date. For example:
      • If you apply to RRC on January 15, 2022 your course must have been completed on or after January 15, 2017
        and
  3. Medical Terminology (3-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 3-credits of Medical Terminology
    • A minimum grade of 65% or 'C+' is required. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of your application date. For example:
      • If you apply to RRC on January 15, 2022 your course must have been completed on or after January 15, 2017
        and
    • English Language Assessment or Degrees of Reading Power Assessment
      • ALL applicants must complete either an English Language Assessment or the Degrees of Reading Power Assessment
      • We strongly advise you complete the assessment before submitting your application to ensure you meet required levels
      • Assessment results must be dated no more than two years prior to your application date
      • Before applying, determine which assessment is appropriate for your situation by answering this question: 
        Have I successfully completed three years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an English language requirement (ELR) exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
        • If YES:
          • Before applying, register for and successfully complete the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) assessment. The minimum DRP level required for this program is 71.
          • After applying, submit your transcripts* for review
            or
        • If NO:
          • Before applying, successfully complete an approved English language assessment (ELA) at the required levels
          • After applying, submit your ELA results. Once we confirm you meet this program's English language requirements, we will request submission of your transcripts* for review.
      • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.
        and
    • First Aid Course
      • Submit proof of current certification in the appropriate First Aid course. To confirm which course you need to complete for this program click here
        and
    • Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • CASPer Test and Snapshot
      • Successfully complete each of the following:
        • CASPer Test - an online situational judgement test that assesses personal competencies including non-academic attributes and people skills
        • CASPer Snapshot - a short video response tool  
      • Visit RRC's CASPer webpage for additional information and a list of CASPer assessment dates
      • Results will be used to select applicants with the highest potential for success
      • You may complete the CASPer assessment once per admission cycle (April to March annually)
      • Your results will be valid for all applicable RRC programs applied to during the admissions cycle
      • You are responsible for the cost of both the Test and Snapshot
      • Your CASPer results will be submitted directly to RRC (you do no need to submit your results)
      • Recommended assessment preparation:

    Program Progression Requirements
    Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying and should be submitted after you start classes.

    • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
      • This program requires students to submit current original/official versions of one or more of the following checks:
        • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
        • Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check (CAR)
        • Adult Abuse Registry Check (AAR)
      • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
      • If you are listed on an Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program
      • For details on this program's requirements, when to obtain and submit the documents, review the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
      • These documents have expiration dates and should not be obtained prior to timeline indicated on the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
      • For general information on why RRC requires these checks and for links to check providers such as the Winnipeg Police, visit our Criminal Record Checks webpage
      • Submit your check documents to the RRC program contact listed on the Contact Information section of your program
        and
    • Immunizations and Testing

    All Allied Health programs have CASPer® as part of their admissions process.

    WHAT IS CASPer?

    CASPer® is a selection tool used by academic programs to help assess applicants for non-academic attributes or people skills. The CASPer test is completed online.

    CASPer is a form of situational judgement test. Situational judgement tests are a type of psychological test which presents the test-taker with realistic, hypothetical scenarios and may ask the individual what they would do in the dilemma and why they would do it. Situational judgement tests tend to determine behavioral tendencies, assessing how an individual will behave in a certain situation, and knowledge instruction, which evaluates the effectiveness of possible responses.

    Red River College’s CASPer is made up of two parts:

    CASPer Test: The CASPer online test is approximately 90 minutes in length and is comprised of 12 sections. Test takers have 5 minutes to type their responses to questions.

    CASPer Snapshot: The CASPer Snapshot is 3 video questions. During the video questions, you have 2 minutes to answer the question verbally and record yourself on video. The CASPer Snapshot can be done at any time before or after your CASPer test. Instructions on how to complete this will be on your account on the CASPer website after you register for the CASPer.

    Once completed, the applicant is rated in predetermined areas using a rubric and rating scale. In the end, the scores from all questions are totaled for an overall score for each applicant. Your scores are sent to Red River College by CASPer. Applicants are then ranked accordingly and offered a seat in the program. Applicants who have applied to more than one AHS program will only participate in one CASPer test. Applicants are responsible for the cost of the CASPer test.

    The dates for the CASPer test in 2021-22 are (subject to change):

    Sep 23, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT
    Oct 7, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT
    Oct 14, 2021 - 8:00 PM EDT
    Oct 19, 2021 - 5:00 PM EDT
    Nov 23, 2021 - 5:00 PM EST
    Dec 9, 2021 - 5:00 PM EST
    Jan 5, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST
    Jan 27, 2022 - 5:00 PM EST
    Feb 17, 2022 - 8:00 PM EST
    Mar 6, 2022 - 1:00 PM EST

    For more information and to register for the CASPer test, please visit takecasper.com.

    Please note:

    An applicant requiring accommodation for a documented disability for the CASPer may apply through CASPer for accommodations.

    Red River College’s Assessment Services will offer optional Workshops / Information Sessions for CASPer. Please check their website for dates: https://www.rrc.ca/assessment/casper/

    NON-COGNITIVE QUALITIES OF A HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER

    Being a healthcare practitioner is a moral undertaking, and our admission process aims to admit students:

    Who will in their behaviors reflect the following attributes

    • Responsibility
    • Empathy
    • Integrity

    Who will in their professional relationships

    • Take responsibility for their actions
    • Act ethically
    • Act in a collegial and collaborative manner
    • Be reflective
    • Be reliable
    • Be trustworthy and honest
    • Demonstrate respect for others
    • Maintain confidences

    We aim to admit students who will

    • Be self-directed learners
    • Be an integral part of an interprofessional healthcare team
    • Be willing to self-assess
    • Be willing to work hard
    • Communicate effectively
    • Demonstrate ability to manage time
    • Demonstrate ability to tolerate stress
    • Demonstrate good judgement
    • Recognize and respect the roles of other healthcare disciplines

    English Language Assessments

    English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
    L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
    CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
    70707070
    CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
    RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted EXCEPT for the Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) program. The MLS program requires the Official CanTEST (the RRC Institutional CanTEST will not be accepted).
    4.54.54.54.5
    Communication for Health Professions (RRC Pathway)
    Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
    8888
    Communication for Internationally Educ Health Prof (RRC Pathway)
    Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
    8888
    Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)

    * MINIMUM OVERAL SCORE OF 115 REQUIRED.

    There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

    Due to closures related to COVID-19, RRC is temporarily allowing applicants to provide Duolingo English Test results to meet RRC's English language requirements.

    Red River College will accept Duolingo assessments up to December 30, 2021. Beginning December 31, 2021 we will no longer accept Duolingo assessments to meet English language requirements.

    0*0*0*0*
    IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
    7.07.07.07.0
    PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
    65656565
    TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
    To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
    24232427

    Who Should Enrol?

    You may be interested in a career in Ultrasound - Diagnostic Medical Sonography if you:

    • Desire to work in a medical environment
    • Are compassionate and motivated to help the sick and injured
    • Have a strong academic background, especially in science
    • Have an aptitude for effective communication
    • Are able to cope with constant changes in technology and in your work environment
    • Have an eye for detail, excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, and good spatial reasoning
    • Have excellent hand eye coordination
    • Have excellent people skills
    • Understand the responsibility of your role within the diagnostic medical team
    • Have good computer skills

    When working in the health care profession, there are many physical and emotional demands.  As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, you must:

    • Be in good physical and mental health, and be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time without resting
    • Have the ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Be able to push and pull, and bend and stoop routinely
    • Have full use of both hands, wrists, arms and shoulders
    • Have the ability to operate the scanner controls and the transducer simultaneously and effectively
    • Be able to distinguish audible sounds
    • Have the ability to identify colour distinctions in order to adequately view sonograms
    • Demonstrate the use of safe and effective body mechanics while working with patients
    • Be able to safely lift, transfer, and position patients, some of whom may be in a state of unconsciousness or who may be large and heavy and have limited or no weight bearing capabilities
    • Be able to interact compassionately and effectively with the sick and injured
    • Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals
    • Have the ability to organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence

    Additionally, you may:

    • Experience repetitive strain injuries
    • Be exposed to extreme patient injuries
    • Be required to work extended hours
    • Be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and bodily fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, and physical and emotional stress
    • Encounter aggressive and agitated patients, visitors, and staff
    • Experience physical and compassion fatigue

     

     

    Locations, Dates and Fees

    Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

    Program/Student Fees
    Year 1
    $7,471.00
    Year 2
    $7,291.00
    Books and Supplies
    Year 1
    $1,125.001
    Other Fees
    Year 2
    $825.002
    1Books $825, Uniforms, $300 approximately
    2Sonography Canada Certification Exam Fee

    Red River College is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

    Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

    Courses and Descriptions

    (Click the course name to view the description of the course)
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
    MEDL-1032Interprofessional Education
    More Information

    A clear understanding of interprofessional relationships is necessary for effective patient care in the clinical setting. Interprofessional education will develop the learners’ understanding of their role and the role of other professions in the health care team. The course covers topics such as health sciences professions, collaboration, consultation, team-building, and developing partnerships through active presentations, discussion, and interaction between all students registered in programs of the department of Allied Health Sciences.

    MEDL-1032Interprofessional Education
    More Information

    A clear understanding of interprofessional relationships is necessary for effective patient care in the clinical setting. Interprofessional education will develop the learners’ understanding of their role and the role of other professions in the health care team. The course covers topics such as health sciences professions, collaboration, consultation, team-building, and developing partnerships through active presentations, discussion, and interaction between all students registered in programs of the department of Allied Health Sciences.

    ULTR-1000Abdominal Sonography 1
    More Information

    This course introduces abdominal sonography and abdominal scan technique. It is designed to enable to the student to recognize and understand the normal anatomy, physiology, and sonographic appearance of the great vessels, liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys, and adrenals. Pancreatic pathology will also be introduced.

    ULTR-1001DMS Physics 1
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    This course introduces the physics and instrumentation relevant to the safe and effective practice of diagnostic medical sonography.  The following topics will be covered: sonographic terminology, the physics of sound, pulsed ultrasound, sound amplitude, power and intensity, sound attenuation, the interaction of sound in tissue, diagnostic ultrasound transducers, ultrasound sound beams and focusing, spatial and temporal resolution, real-time scanning and real-time timing, and ultrasound instrumentation.

    ULTR-1002Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography 1
    More Information

    This course will begin with an introduction to the basic principles of gynecological and obstetrical ultrasound. The normal female pelvis and menstrual cycle will be introduced, followed by an overview of abnormalities to the female reproductive tract including pathology and congenital anomalies. Various miscellaneous topics of sonographic interest including IUCDs and infertility will also be discussed. Obstetrical topics covered will include normal early pregnancy as well as fetal posture.

    These topics will be reinforced in ULTR-1003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 1, ULTR-2003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 2, and ULTR-3003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 3.      

    ULTR-1003DMS Techniques Laboratory 1
    More Information

    This lab course will introduce basic principles of ultrasound scanning.  The course will cover abdominal vessels, pancreas, biliary system, liver, kidneys, bladder, spleen, female and male pelvis, history taking, as well as ergonomics. 

    These topics will be reinforced in ULTR-2003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 2 and ULTR-3003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 3, as well as the clinical practicum.

    ULTR-1004Vascular Sonography 1
    More Information

    This is an introductory course to vascular ultrasound. It will introduce the student to ultrasound investigation of the carotid arteries and the peripheral veins. This course is NOT designed to prepare the student to pass the certification exams in Vascular Ultrasound (either Sonography Canada or ARDMS). These topics will be reinforced in ULTR-2003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 2 and ULTR-3003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 3, as well as clinical practicum.

    ULTR-1005DMS Clinical Practicum 1
    More Information

    This clinical course will apply all the skills learned in DMS techniques Laboratory 1, 2, and 3, as well as all didactic knowledge obtained in terms 1, 2 and 3 to a clinical setting.  

    The focus in Term 4 is to build on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills learned in the didactic phase of the program and to apply them in a clinical setting. The main focus of this course will be introduction to scanning patients and visualizing pathology previously learned didactically. It will also reinforce and strengthen patient care skills, history taking, writing technical impressions, presenting cases to a radiologist, and overall patient management.

    ULTR-1009Human Workplace Relations 1
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    This course is designed to develop the student’s awareness and demonstration of safety practices when performing ultrasound exams and transporting equipment. It will identify the principles and application of Routine Practices, Medical Techniques, patient care, patient transfers, cultural awareness, and ethics and professionalism as per Sonography Canada.

    ULTR-2000Abdominal Sonography 2
    More Information

    This course builds upon the material in ULTR-1000. It is designed to enable to the student to recognize and understand the sonographic appearance of pathologies of the liver, portal system, spleen, kidneys, bladder, scrotum, prostate, retroperitoneum, adrenals, GI tract, thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary glands.

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-2001DMS Physics 2
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    This course builds upon the content in ULTR-1001 covering the physics and instrumentation relevant to the safe and effective practice of diagnostic medical sonography. Specific topics covered included Instrumentation, Doppler, Artifacts, Quality Assurance, and Bioeffects.  

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-2002Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography 2
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    This course will expand on the topics introduced in ULTR-1002 Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography 1. Topics covered will normal fetus, normal extra-fetal anatomy, biometry and fetal growth, pregnancy failure, ectopic pregnancy, and abnormal fetus. These topics will be reinforced in ULTR-2003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 2, and ULTR-3003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 3.

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-2003DMS Techniques Laboratory 2
    More Information

    This lab course will introduce basic principles of ultrasound scanning. The course will cover thyroid, scrotum, early obstetrics, late obstetrics, as well as an introduction to vascular examinations such as lower extremity venous scanning and carotid ultrasound. These topics will be reinforced in ULTR-3003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 3, as well as clinical practicum.

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-2004Vascular Sonography 2
    More Information

    This course builds upon ULTR-1004. It will focus on the pathologies of the extracranial arteries and the peripheral veins. This course is NOT designed to prepare the student to pass the certification exams in Vascular Ultrasound (either Sonography Canada or ARDMS).

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-2005DMS Clinical Practicum 2
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    This clinical course will apply all the skills learned in DMS Clinical Practicum 1, lab techniques, and all Didactic knowledge obtained in the college and continue to apply them in a clinical setting.

    The course will cover all the topics covered in DMS Clinical Practicum 1. The main component of this course will be building on the skills in DMS Clinical Practicum 1 such as: scanning, pathology, taking a patient history, writing technologist impressions, presenting case to a radiologist, and dealing with patients and their family.

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-2009Human Workplace Relations 2
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    This course is designed to complement the material taught in Term 1 and provide the students with tools/techniques they can utilize in their hospital training and future roles as sonographers. The content in this course will cover Department communication procedures and how to handle an emergency situation; Differing hospital codes; Aseptic techniques; Geriatrics and Pediatrics; Communication skills; Sensitive practices; Recognizing signs of sexual abuse, Ethics and Professionalism as per Sonography Canada.

    ULTR-3000Abdominal Sonography 3
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    This course builds upon the material in ULTR-1000 and ULTR-2000. It is designed to enable to the student to recognize and understand the sonographic appearance of the normal anatomy and pathologies of the breast, abdominal wall, chest, diaphragm and abdominal vessels.

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-3002Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography 3
    More Information

    This course will expand on the topics introduced in ULTR-2002 Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography 2. Topics covered will be extra-fetal abnormalities, multiple pregnancy, maternal disorders affecting pregnancy, antepartum fetal assessment, and prenatal diagnosis. These topics will be reinforced in ULTR-3003 DMS Techniques Laboratory 3.

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-3003DMS Techniques Laboratory 3
    More Information

    This lab course will cover an introduction to breast ultrasound, arm veins, appendix and advanced abdominal skills. The course will also focus on final preparation for the clinical rotations with an emphasis on professionalism and guidance on writing technologist impressions and presenting cases to a radiologist. These topics will be reinforced in clinical practicum 1.

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-3004DMS Clinical Practicum 3
    More Information

    This clinical course will apply all the skills learned in DMS Clinical Practicum 1 & 2, lab techniques, and all Didactic knowledge obtained in the college and continue to apply them in a clinical setting.

    The main component of this course will be focused on scanning as a sonographer, integrating all of the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to scan as an entry level sonographer. Emphasis will be on completing cases effectively and in a timely manner to prepare you for the Sonography Canada competencies (CCSAs) which are a requirement for completing the program.

    Prerequisites:
    ULTR-9000Diagnostic Medical Sonography Learn
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    This is an on-line shell to provide diagnostic medical sonography students with additional resources that may be useful during their two years in the program.

    ULTR-9000Diagnostic Medical Sonography Learn
    More Information

    This is an on-line shell to provide diagnostic medical sonography students with additional resources that may be useful during their two years in the program.

    ULTR-9000Diagnostic Medical Sonography Learn
    More Information

    This is an on-line shell to provide diagnostic medical sonography students with additional resources that may be useful during their two years in the program.

    CO-OP/Practicum Information

    The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program arranges clinical placements for each student. Clinical placements are located in a variety of accredited facilities throughout Manitoba. Students are responsible for travel, accommodation arrangements and costs to, during and from their clinical experience. Students continue with their didactic studies thru on-line learning while on their clinical placement and stable internet access is required. 

    Note: For clinical site assignment, students input their preferences for clinical placements. However, there is no guarantee that students will receive a clinical assignment from their list of preferred sites.  Students must be prepared to attend their assigned placement at any of the clinical sites in the province. 

    The following facilities are potential sites for the clinical education. 

    Winnipeg clinical sites: 

    • Children's Hospital, Winnipeg
    • Grace General Hospital, Winnipeg
    • Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg
    • Seven Oaks General Hospital
    • St. Boniface General Hospital
    • Victoria General Hospital
    • Concorordia Hospital
    • Misericordia Health Centre

    Clinical sites outside of Winnipeg: 

    • Brandon Regional Health Centre (Brandon)
    • Boundary Trails Health Centre (Morden/Winkler)
    • Portage District General Hospital (Portage La Prairie)
    • Selkirk and District General Hospital (Selkirk)
    • Bethesda Regional Health Centre (Steinbach)
    • St. Anthony's General Hospital (The Pas)
    • Dauphin Regional Health Centre (Dauphin)
    • Thompson General Hospital (Thompson) 

    Computer/Laptop Requirements

    Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at minimum:

    1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

    2.  A high speed internet connection

    • Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
    • Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
    • Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


    Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

    Graduate Employment Report

    Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

    Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

    Employment Potential

    Ultrasound is practiced in major urban and rural hospitals. In Manitoba there is also mobile ultrasound, where the sonographer travels with a portable ultrasound machine to service smaller rural communities.  In other provinces there are also private clinics.

    Some graduates are working in related teaching, management, and research positions.  Others are employed as application specialists, technical advisors, or representatives for diagnostic imaging equipment and supply manufacturers.

    In 2013, an entry level technologist in Manitoba could expect to make approximately $31.56 per hour as a starting wage.

    Contact Information

    For general information about this program or how to apply, contact Enrolment Services at 204-632-2327.

    For detailed program information, contact:

    Shaun Lysak
    Academic Coordinator
    Red River College
    Room AB13B - 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0J9
    204-631-3417
    E-mail: slysak@rrc.ca

    Admitted students may submit their criminal record and abuse registry check documents by mail to the above individual.

    How to Apply

    For information on how to apply to this program, follow the link below.

    www.rrc.ca/howtoapply

    Student Evaluation of Program

    Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

    Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

    College Support Services

    Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

    Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

    Academic Advising Service
    Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and supports.
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