Medical professionals now have access to the most sophisticated equipment ever designed, and understanding how to properly operate it is key for successfully diagnosing the needs of patients. If you want to begin your career as a diagnostic sonographer, we’ve got the education and training you need to get where you want to go. Let us help you make a difference in the lives of others—you’ll love how it feels. This is a limited enrollment program.
Through academic and clinical training, students are prepared for a career as a diagnostic sonographer. Over the course of your studies, you will become proficient in a number of different sonographic techniques, including those required to conduct abdominal, obstetric, gynecological and integrated vascular ultrasounds.
Using diagnostic ultrasound, sonographers gather the information physicians need to treat ailments and disorders. While using critical thinking skills and applying knowledge of scanning techniques for general disease, students take sonographic images and ensure patient safety.
The Baker College Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Sonography degree program is a two-year, CAAHEP-accredited program consisting of 78 credit hours (28 hours of prerequisites and 50 hours of major courses). Our curriculum includes human anatomy and physiology, three clinical experiences with required lab hours and a capstone.
I chose Baker for the curriculum. They look at what you’re going to need, and a lot of MBAs are general. ...I felt that a lot of the things that I was doing in school I could directly translate into what I was doing in the hospital.
The mission of the diagnostic medical sonography program is to provide didactic and clinical education, which enables qualified students to achieve strong communication, critical thinking and technical skills required to maintain entry-level employment and become a registered diagnostic medical sonographer (RDMS) with integrated vascular proficiency.
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The diagnostic sonography degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; phone: 727-210-2350; fax: 727-210-2354; on the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), 2025 Woodlane Drive, St. Paul, MN 55125-2998, 651-731-1582; email [email protected].
This program is offered in-person on our campus in Owosso. In Michigan our students come from Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, Cadillac, Dearborn, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon, Owosso, Traverse City, and many other locations. Beyond Michigan, our online graduates hail from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and other states.
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