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Associate of Applied Science

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Through academic and clinical training, you will be prepared to work as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, providing patient care utilizing diagnostic ultrasound equipment.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn to utilize diagnostic ultrasound equipment to provide physicians with images necessary to diagnose conditions and diseases.
  • Learn how to apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as pathophysiology to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a sonogram or digital medium.
  • Apply principles of sonographic physics to assess anatomical structures.
  • Experience close patient contact and provide care and comfort.
  • Achieve the communication, critical thinking, and technical skills required to obtain entry-level employment and become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

Enrollment is limited for this program.

Accreditation/Approval/Certification Status
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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727)210-2350. Program accreditation is granted upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), (JRC-DMS), 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043-6090 (433) 973-3251; e-mail.

Career Facts

  • The average annual wage for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is $62,660.
  • Employment growth will be higher than average, due to an increasing demand for diagnostic imaging and safer, more cost-effective alternatives to radiological procedures.
  • While the majority of sonographers work in hospitals, others work in doctors offices, mobile imaging service providers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and outpatient care centers.
  • Some sonographers can specialize in one area — obstetric, gynecologic, breast, abdominal, nervous system, cardiac or vascular.
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