Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

19 Months - Associate of Specialized Technology Degree

Program Overview

The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program provides the opportunity for students to learn to apply the principles of sonography to produce images of organs, tissues, and small parts of the body using a variety of ultrasound techniques. The program specializes in general sonography (abdominal, small parts, obstetrics and gynecology and introduction to vascular). Students learn to identify subtle differences between healthy and pathological areas of the body in order to work collaboratively with physicians, ensuring images are satisfactory for diagnosis. The program is designed for the student with little or no prior experience in the field.

Course Outline

  • Career Success Strategies
  • Medical Terminology Essentials
  • Business Communication
  • Anatomy & Physiology Essentials
  • Microsoft Word
  • Introduction to Sonography
  • Abdominal Ultrasound I
  • Abdominal Ultrasound I Lab
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Human Behavior in Healthcare
  • Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I
  • Abdominal Ultrasound II
  • Abdominal Ultrasound II Lab
  • Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II
  • Obstetric /Reproductive Ultrasound I
  • Obstetric /Reproductive Ultrasound I Lab
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Obstetric /Reproductive Ultrasound II
  • Obstetric /Reproductive Ultrasound II Lab
  • Ultrasound Registry Review
  • Ultrasound Externship I
  • Ultrasound Externship II
  • Ultrasound Externship III

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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Job Placement Sites

Below is a list of employers who recently hired graduates of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program

  • Saint Vincent Health System, Erie PA
  • Millcreek Community Hospital, Erie PA
  • UPMC Hamot, Erie PA
  • Finger Lakes Health, Geneva NY
  • Express Mobile Diagnostic Services, Jeannette PA
  • Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville TN
  • St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown OH
  • UPMC Northwest, Seneca PA
  • Penn Highlands – DuBois, DuBois PA
  • Inova Health System, Falls Church VA
  • Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake NY
  • Warren General Hospital, Warren PA
  • Preventative Diagnostics Imaging, Orchard Park NY

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Job Placement Assistance

All graduates get personalized job placement assistance from one of our dedicated Employment Specialists. They'll help you find employment (locally or anywhere in the U.S.) after you graduate and even help you years later should you need it.

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Hands-On Education

A big part of your education here will consist of hands-on training. You'll learn to use equipment used by professionals as well as work in labs that are similar to what you'll find in the field.

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