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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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A CLOSER LOOK

Check out this video to learn about the program and the perks of working in this field.

 

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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.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

BIO 163 Basic Anatomy and Physiology 5
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
SON 110 Intro to Sonography 3
SON 130 Abdominal Sonography I 3
Choose one of the following:  
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 4
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
    Totals 17-18

 

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
Choose one of the following:  
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics (with lab) 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab   or 1
PHY 125 Health Sciences Physics 4
    Totals 17

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

COM 140 Intro to Intercultural Communication 3
SON 121 SON Clinical Education II 5
SON 275 Pediatric Sonography 2
    Totals 10

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

PSY 150  General Psychology 3
SON 220 SON Clinical Education III 8
SON 225 Case Studies 1
SON 241 Obstetrical Sonography I 2
SON 250 Vascular Sonography 2
    Totals 16

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3
SON 221 SON Clinical Education IV 8
SON 242 Obstetrical Sonography II 2
SON 289 Sonographic Topics 2
    Totals 15
Debra Eavenson
Medical Sonography Program Coordinator/Instructor
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Medical Sonography Clinical Coordinator/…

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