Why choose our
Diagnostic Medical Sonography program?Diagnostic Medical
Sonography is the industry terminology for an ultrasound scan or
sonogram. Sonography utilizes high frequency sound waves to image and
evaluate an area on the patient’s body. When most people think of
sonograms, they automatically think pregnancy, but it is much more than
that. It includes, but is not limited to, evaluations of the brain,
abdomen and peripheral blood vessels. Sonographers play a vital role in
healthcare because the patient and physician rely on them for the accurate
scans and thorough reporting. If the thought of working closely with patients
while using highly technical equipment sounds good to you, then Diagnostic
Medical Sonography is the program for you.
Will I be successful?
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What will I learn?It is our goal as a diagnostic
medical sonography school to provide you with the
environment and curriculum suited for both classroom and hands-on learning.
You will learn how to function as part of a team and incorporate what you’ve
learned in your classes into the clinical setting. At a variety of
clinical facilities, like Lancaster General Hospital, you will have the
opportunity to observe a wide range of diagnostic exams including abdomen,
obstetrics, gynecology, superficial structures, neonatal, vascular, trauma,
intra-operative and invasive procedures. Once you have successfully completed this
program, you are eligible to take your registry exams and accept an entry-level
position as a diagnostic medical sonographer.
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What is the job outlook?According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there
are 31,700 expected jobs through 2020. For
more information regarding the average salary, working conditions and job
availability for a career in this field, click here to view the PA
Department of Labor & Industry’s occupation profile. Gainful Employment Disclosure
What are the admission requirements?Applicants for the two-year associate degree program must meet the general
admission requirements. Individuals who have completed a two-year,
post-secondary allied health program, or have earned an associate degree or
higher, are eligible to complete the diagnostic medical sonography diploma
curriculum. Diploma candidates must complete the following college-level
courses with a grade of "C" or better: English Composition, Physics,
Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Medical Terminology, and Methods of
What are the physical requirements?Applicants should be prepared to meet the physical and core performance standards for this field. All requirements are available in the Student Handbook.
Program AccreditationThis program is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education
Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
2016-17 Tuition & Fees - Associate Degree Program & Academic Certificate
Note: All fees are non-refundable.
*This charge will be applied to your bill only when you are enrolled in the fall and spring semester