Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Sonography, often referred to as diagnostic medical sonography, will prepare you to operate special imaging equipment to create images or to conduct tests. You will be part of a rapidly growing technology used to locate, evaluate and record pertinent anatomical, pathological and functional data to aid the physician in the diagnosis of disease and injury. This program blends classroom, laboratory and clinical practicums to prepare you for specialties of abdominal and OB/GYN sonography. The Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging
I decided to pursue a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from STCC for two key reasons: affordability and credibility. This program ultimately provides you with the skills that you need to start a successful career in the field of sonography.Laura Tompkins, Class of 2018, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton
Sonography is a rapidly growing technology, used to locate, evaluate, and record pertinent anatomical, pathological, and functional data to aid the physician in the diagnosis of disease and injury. The graduate of this program may be employed in a wide variety of health care settings. The STCC program is a careful blend of didactic, laboratory, and hands-on clinical experiences that prepares the successful graduate for the specialties of abdominal and OB/GYN sonography.
Upon successful completion of the Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation course(s), students may apply to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A.R.D.M.S.) credentialing exam in Sonographic Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) exam. Upon successful near completion of the program, students may apply to sit for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (A.R.D.M.S.) credentialing exams in the specialty exams in both abdominal and OB/Gyn ultrasound. Students will also have to have a physical examination, immunizations, and a recommendation from the examining physician that s/he is physically fit for the program and subsequent clinical affiliation.
Upon the successful completion of all requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging will be awarded.