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Medical Sonography, AAS

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The 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.
 
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.

Steps to Apply to the Medical Sonography program at SCC:
A) Apply to SCC
B) Meet with Medical Sonography Advisor to register for prerequisite courses.
C) Complete 10 hours of observation in a hospital, outpatient clinic or the SCC lab (Click here for downloadable observation form)
D) Take the TEAS ATI-Allied Health Exam.
E)  Fill out the Weighted Admission Form prior to May 30. This form will be emailed to you after you apply to SCC and inform our Medical Sonography faculty of your interest in the program. To complete this form, you will need the following documents:
  1. Transcripts
  2. TEAS score
  3. Most-recent GPA
  4. Completed Observation Form (from item 3 above)
  5. Proof of Degrees or Licenses (if applicable)
  6. Health-related Employment History (if applicable)
  7. Record a Career Explorations video.

Student/Graduate Achievements:
 
  2016 Graduates 2017 Graduates
Attrition 92% 70%
Job Placement 73% 71%
Credential Success
Obstetric/gynecological
100% 67%
Credential Success
Abdomen
100% 100%

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
727.210.2350

JRC-DMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
www.jrcdms.org
443.973.3251


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

 

Advisor(s)

Debra Eavenson
Medical Sonography Program Coordinator/Instructor
d_eavenson@southwesterncc.edu
828.339.4323
800.447.4091, ext. 4323
Jasmine Free
Sonography Clinical Coordinator/Instructor
828.339.4605
800.447.4091, ext. 4605