FAQ

You can access more information by visiting the Medical Ultrasound Technology Program page on the Dawson College web site under Programs – Science, Medical Studies and Engineering (www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca). At the Dawson College Open House in October, you can speak directly to faculty and students and learn about the program through the displays and demonstrations. You can also find information about the medical ultrasound technology profession at the following websites:

If you are missing only one prerequisite course, you can still apply. If you are accepted into the program, you will be given a conditional acceptance. You will be required to complete this course in the summer before beginning the program in the Fall. If you are missing two pre-requisite courses, your application will not be considered. Priority may be given to applicants who have already completed all required prerequisites.

Is there a French or English language proficiency requirement to entering the program?
Yes. Some applicants may be required to take an English and/or French placement test as part of the admissions procedure.

There is a certain level of proficiency in English language skills (oral, writing and reading) which is needed to be able to succeed in the program and the profession.
There is often a mixture of French and English used in the clinical courses in our affiliated hospitals.

French language skills are essential for all health care professionals. Students who did not complete their secondary studies in Quebec must pass a French language test with the Office de la langue française to become a member of the professional order and to be eligible to work in the province of Quebec.

If you are unsure that you have the program pre-requisites, you can check with an academic advisor to determine whether you should be completing additional courses before applying to the program.

You cannot finish in less than 3 years, but having a D.E.C and/or university courses will enable you to have a lighter course load. You will be given credit for any general education courses (English, French, Humanities, Physical Education or complementary courses) which you have taken.

Medical technologists from other countries can request a professional assessment through the provincial order (OTIMROEPMQ).

The program is offered during regular daytime hours only. Students must take a full load of courses, which includes all courses indicated in the program grid for each semester of study.

We admit approximately 24 students into the program. The program is competitive and there are generally more applicants than spaces in the program.

No, students are admitted to the program only in the Fall.

You must complete a D.E.C. in the medical ultrasound technology program, pass the OTIMROEPMQ certification exam (cost approx. 1000$), become a member of the provincial order governing the profession (OTIMROEPMQ cost approx. 500$)and pass the French proficiency test from l’Office québécois de la langue française. Some candidates may obtain an exemption from the French proficiency test if they meet the criteria requirements. A criminal record check is most often required.

At this moment, Quebec does not have a Bachelor Program in Medical Ultrasound.

There is currently a need for medical ultrasound technologists in Quebec. The chance of finding employment is good. There are jobs in the public and private sectors.

At least as many hours as you spend at the College. Between school and home studies, most medical program students need approximately between 40 and 60 hours/week, including class and lab time.

There is no tuition for Quebec residents. Non-residents should consult the Dawson website for fee information. All students must pay students fees of approximately $200/semester. Student professional memberships (OTIMROEPMQ) are approximately $200. The OTIMROEPMQ provincial certification exam fee is approximately $1000. Books and uniform costs are TBA.

Student Services provide a great deal of support to students. Check the College website to find out about many services at Dawson College, including the Academic Skills centre, the Mentor Program, the Peer and Faculty Tutoring Programs, Academic Advising, Counseling, Career Counseling and Financial Assistance.



Last Modified: December 18, 2020