Diagnostic Medical Sonography
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
60 Semester Credit Hours
1634 Clock Hours

Program Length: 5 Semesters Days
Credential Awarded: Certificate
Type of Educational Delivery: Residential
Time: Monday to Thursday 8 am to 4pm

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares individuals with the necessary skills and techniques to obtain tomographic images of the abdominal cavity, small parts, pelvis, pregnant females and extremities using ultrasound equipment to analyze body parts. The program provides a holistic approach into the field of Ultrasound. Graduates of this program learn the skills necessary for entry level career opportunities existing in Radiology departments, clinics, Imaging centers, or private physicians’ offices.

Courses are presented using lectures, labs or clinical rotation. Graduates must successfully the courses listed below.

Anatomy & Physiology
Communication
Medico – Legal Issues and Patient Care
College Algebra
Sonographic Pathophysiology
Pelvic & Obstetrics Ultrasound
Fetal & Neonatal Abnormalities
Applied Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
Sonographic Cross Sectional Anatomy
Clinical Medical Sonography 1
Clinical Medical Sonography11
Abdominal Sonography
Small Parts Sonography
Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound
Vascular Ultrasound Lab Practicum
Clinical Medical Sonography 111

The average national salary for Diagnostic Medical Sonographer working forty (40) hours per week is approximately $41,213 per year.

Ultrasound Technicians are not required to be registered in the state of Texas. There are two agencies currently administering the registry exams in the United States. The ARDMS and the ARRT. Certification may be a condition for employment.

Students can opt to purchase books, uniform and supplies on campus.These items are included in the total cost of attendance and are subject to change.

Clinical rotations are offered during the daytime only. Coordination with clinical site is completed by the school. Clinical sites are within Harris and surrounding counties, and can be as far away as 60 miles.