Sonography - Diagnostic Medical - AAS

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree Program

What is Sonography?

If you are interested in advanced technology and diagnosing health related questions, you don’t necessarily need to be a doctor or a nurse. Instead, you could launch a career as a Sonographer. Diagnostic Medical Sonography is an advanced diagnostic medical procedure that is used to analyze the human body and involves:
  • Using ultrasound waves to create a picture of the body.
  • Using highly advanced technology and staying on top of the latest trends.
  • Evaluating the size, shape and density of tissue to diagnose medical conditions.
  • Monitor fetal growth during pregnancy.

Early Childhood Education Career Options

What Career Options Are Available in Sonography?

Sonography has a variety of usages to help improve lives and diagnose potential medical issues. For this reason, Sonographers can be found to work in environments such as:
  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Medical Clinics
  • And much more!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs in the US for Medical Assistants is expected to increase by 17% between 2019 and 2029.1

What You Will Learn in an Early Childhood Education Program

What You Will Learn in a Sonography ASS Program

Stautzenberger College offers a comprehensive, hands-on program to help you develop the skills to work as a medical sonographer using ultrasound-imaging equipment to “see” inside the body non-invasively. Our program can be completed in just 19 months and will prepare you to:
  • 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.

This program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Upon successful completion of the program you could acquire the RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) credential in Abdomen and Obstetrics by passing the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) exam, or the RT (S) (Registered Technologist—Sonography) in Abdomen and Obstetrics by passing the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT) exam. These credentials could open additional doors to employment.

Why Choose Our College?

Why Choose Our College?

For over 90 years, Stautzenberger College has made a lasting impact on the students and community we serve by:
  • Making student success our #1 priority.
  • Designing courses that develop critical skill sets and expanding our student’s knowledge base for a life-time career.
  • Ensuring that the skills businesses need are the skills we teach.
  • Offering affordable programs that typically take less time to complete and have smaller class sizes than those of other schools.
  • Offering on-campus, hybrid, and completely online diploma and degree programs that provide more flexibility to fit your life-style.
  • Having the best career services team that has done the networking for you with numerous local employers and are here to help.

All of us at Stautzenberger College are here to help you succeed, whether it’s our free tutoring, helpful financial aid options, or connecting you with businesses for that great job. We are here to prepare you for quick entry into the workforce.

Financial Aid available to those who qualify.

Program Length – 19 Months

Online/On-Campus/Externship

This Program is Offered at the Brecksville Campus Only
 

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Reference:
1https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2032.00, retrieved 5/3/2021

 

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography -- Class of 2019

Pass rate:
Abdomen: 80%
Obstetrics: 100%
SPI: 83%

Retention: 58%

Placement: 64%

 

The program includes a blend of academic and clinical classes to help you understand the art and science of sonography. You’ll study anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of scanned organs, and learn the appropriate scanning protocols. The externship component includes a progressive supervised training experience in a clinical environment.

This comprehensive program also includes course work in general education to meet the requirements of an associate degree.

Also known as ultrasound technicians, diagnostic medical sonographers operate special imaging equipment to create images or conduct tests. People are most familiar with the ultrasound procedure that produces images of an unborn baby. Sonograms are also useful in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions of the abdomen, breasts, heart and blood vessels and, more recently, in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal problems.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in Ohio are expected to increase more than 20% between 2016 and 2026.1

1onetonline.org/link/summary/31-9092.00, retrieved 4/28/2020

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