Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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  • Entry requirements
    The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better at a regionally accredited college or university:

    * English Composition

    * Basic Algebra or higher

    * Anatomy and Physiology

    * Medical Terminology

    Official transcripts are required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Course description
    Program Highlights
    SJVC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program prepares students to work in the medical field as an entry-level general sonographer. Graduates will be able to perform ultrasound scanning examinations and record the data for interpretation by a physician. Graduates will also be prepared to provide compassionate patient care and effective oral and written communication with the health care team as it pertains to the diagnostic results.


        * Sonography fundamentals
        * Taking and recording technical data
        * Principles and instrumentation of ultrasound
        * Abdominal ultrasound imaging
        * Obstetrics, Gynecology and vascular imaging
        * Professional aspects of sonography

    Students receive over 900 hours of extensive clinical practice in hospitals and clinics to gain real-world experience.

    Career Opportunities

    Upon completion of the program, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to gain employment as a general diagnostic medical sonographer in these settings:

        * Hospital
        * Radiology Imaging Center
        * Physician's Office
        * Medical Clinic
        * Mobile Imaging Company
        * Registry Service
        * Equipment Manufacturer

    Professional Certifications
    Graduates earn an Associate of Science Degree and are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers registry examination for specialty credentials in Abdomen, and/or Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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