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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A CLOSER LOOK
Check out this video to learn about the program and the perks of working in this field.
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.
|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|
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|
SPRING SEMESTER 1
|SON||120||SON Clinical Education I||5|
|SON||131||Abdominal Sonography II||2|
|ENG||114||Professional Research and Reporting||3|
|SON||121||SON Clinical Education II||5|
FALL SEMESTER 2
|SON||220||SON Clinical Education III||8|
|SON||241||Obstetrical Sonography I||2|
SPRING SEMESTER 2
|SON||221||SON Clinical Education IV||8|
|SON||242||Obstetrical Sonography II||2|