Sonography - Diagnostic Medical - AAS

Associate Degree - Hybrid (Online & On-Campus)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Stautzenberger College’s Academic Associate of Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares students to become competent sonographers in the general ultrasound concentration. Graduates of the program will acquire entry-level cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills to perform quality diagnostic ultrasound examinations required of a general sonographer on the abdomen, pregnant and non-pregnant pelvis, fetal structures and fetal measurements, superficial structures and segments of the vascular system.

  • Knowledge and understanding of human gross and sectional anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology and recognition of normal and abnormal sonographic appearances.
  • Knowledge, understanding and clinical application of acoustical physics, Doppler principles and ultrasound instrumentation in optimizing ultrasound examinations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ultrasound and tissue interactions and the probability of biological effects.
  • Kowledge and understanding of the role of a sonographer in performing interventional/invasive procedures.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program – Abdomen Extended and – Obstetrics Gynecology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL  33775  727-210-2350.

Course Details

  • Delivery Method: Hybrid
  • Program Length: 19 months
  • Credits: 112

Career Options

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Medical Clinics

What You Will Learn

  • Perform general sonography on the abdomen, superficial structures and segments of the vascular system.
  • Conduct diagnostic sonographic examination of pregnant and non-pregnant pelvis, fetal structures and fetal measurements.
  • General education course work to meet the requirements of an associate degree.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the US for Medical Assistants is expected to increase by 15% between 2020 and 2030.1


The Stautzenberger College Difference

Stautzenberger College is a career-focused college that provides students with hands-on training and real-world experience in their chosen fields. Stautzenberger College stands out for its commitment to providing students with practical education that prepares them for success in the workforce.

  • Programs: Stautzenberger College offers a wide variety of programs in healthcare, business, technology, and skilled trades. These programs are designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen careers.
  • Small Class Sizes: With small class sizes, students get personalized attention from instructors, which helps them better understand the material and apply it to real-world situations.
  • Multiple Schedule Options: Offering on-campus, hybrid and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Experienced Faculty: Stautzenberger College instructors are experienced professionals in their respective fields, providing students with real-world insights and connections.
  • Hands-on Training: Stautzenberger College provides hands-on training in labs and clinical settings, allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations.
  • Career Services: Stautzenberger College has a dedicated career services team that provides students with job placement assistance, resume writing help, and interview preparation.
  • Accreditation: Stautzenberger College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), ensuring that its programs meet high standards of quality and that its graduates are well-prepared for their careers.

Why Choose Stautzenberger

  • On-Campus & Online Options
  • 20+ Career-Focused Programs
  • Hands-On & Real World Training
  • Inclusive Small Class Sizes
  • Caring Instructors
  • Student-Centered Experience
  • Tutoring & Personalized Support
  • Financial Aid for Those Who Qualify
  • Externship Opportunities
  • Career Placement Assistance

"I was inspired by my mother who went back to school to be a phlebotomist. I knew Stautzenberger College was the right choice for me, because my instructors helped me succeed each and every day."

Shari Ross

2021 Graduate, Diagnostic Medical Sonography


1, retrieved 1/5/2022.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography -- Class of 2022
Pass rate:
Abdomen: 100%
Obstetrics: 0%
Retention: 53%
Placement: 67%