Health Sciences - Medical Sonography

Medical Sonography, AAS

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Photo of female student training with ultrasound equipment in classroomThe Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures.

Course work includes physics, cross-sectional anatomy, abdominal, introductory vascular, and obstetrical/gynecological sonography. Competencies are attained in identification of normal anatomy and pathological processes, use of equipment, fetal growth and development, integration of related imaging, and patient interaction skills.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take examinations in ultrasound physics and instrumentation and specialty examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and find employment in clinics, physicians’ offices, mobile services, hospitals, and educational institutions.

The Sonography program is accredited by the CAHEEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education) which provides a peer review process administered by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC/DMS).  
CAAHEP
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
www.caahep.org

JRC-DMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.jrcdms.org

Upon graduation from the sonography program, you will be able to apply to take the national certification examinations offered by the ARDMS.  By successfully completing the certification exams, you will be awarded the credential RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer). The average starting salary is approximately $45,000/year.

Student/Graduate Achievements:
 
  2013 Graduates 2014 Graduates 2015 Graduates
Attrition 8 out of 11 6 out of 9 7 out of 10
Job Placement 6 out of 8 4 out of 6 100%
Credential Success 100% 100% 100%


Medical Sonography, AAS - Program of Study - Course Information & Admissions Criteria