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Medical Sonography

A QUICK INTRO

Capturing ultrasound images during pregnancy is one of many roles you can fulfill as a Medical Sonographer. This evolving technology can also be used to assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Physics, cross-sectional anatomy, abdominal, introductory vascular, and obstetrical/gynecological sonography are all emphasized. You'll become proficient in identifying normal anatomy and pathological processes, use of equipment, fetal growth and development, integration of related imaging, and patient interaction skills.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

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COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

Prerequisite Courses: The following courses must be completed with a minimum grade of "C" prior to admission to the Medical Sonography Program.

Prefix No. Title Credit
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 5
COM 140 Intro to Intercultural Communication 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
PHY 125 Health Sciences Physics 4
    Totals 15

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
SON 110 Intro to Sonography 3
SON 130 Abdominal Sonography I 3
SON 222 Selected SON Clinical Education 2
    Totals 11

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

SON 111 Sonographic Physics 4
SON 120 SON Clinical Education I 5
SON 131 Abdominal Sonography II 2
SON 140 Gynecological Sonography 2
    Totals 13

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

END 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3
PSY 150  General Psychology 3
SON 121 SON Clinical Education II 5
    Totals 11

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

SON 220 SON Clinical Education III 8
SON 225 Case Studies 1
SON 241 Obstetrical Sonography I 2
SON 250 Vascular Sonography 2
    Totals 13

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

SON 221 SON Clinical Education IV 8
SON 242 Obstetrical Sonography II 2
SON 289 Sonographic Topics 2
    Totals 12
Debra Eavenson
Medical Sonography Program Coordinator/Instructor
Jasmine Free
Sonography Clinical Coordinator/Instructor

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