Total Combined Credits: 40
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Use the latest ultrasound and sonogram technology to create images and help diagnose issues of the brain, abdomen, peripheral blood vessels and more.
As a diagnostic medical sonographer, you’ll work closely with patients to perform ultrasounds and sonograms that help physicians evaluate health and diagnose issues. This certificate program is perfect for students with previous college experience who want to start a career in the fast-growing field of sonography. During the program, you’ll experience a variety of real-life exams and invasive procedures, from obstetrics and gynecology to vascular and trauma. You’ll also test your skills in our simulation ultrasound suite.
In addition to meeting general admission requirements, applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:
Applicants to the Academic Certificate program must have earned an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution, have completed an accredited two (2)-year post-secondary Allied Health program or will have met the associate or baccalaureate requirements from the primary educational institution upon completion of the Academic Certificate program. Prior to entering the Academic Certificate program, candidates must complete the following college-level courses with a grade of “C” (74%) or better:
- College Algebra
- English Composition
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II
PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.
Students already holding an associate or baccalaureate degree, or who will have met the baccalaureate requirements from their primary educational program upon completion of the certificate program, may apply for the 13-month academic certificate program on a space available basis.