About the Program
The first semester in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is an intense on-campus experience. Students spend 30 to 40 hours a week in the classroom and laboratory. In addition to scanning in the laboratories, students have the opportunity to use the University’s cadaver lab. Upon completion of the academic semester, students attend clinical education for 40 hours per week at one of the University’s designated Clinical Education Centers. Clinical education is 35 weeks in length and totals 1,400 hours. This impressive amount of clinical education ensures that our graduates have attributes that employers are looking for. Along with the unique, three-semester design of the programs, students will complete their degree faster and begin their professional careers sooner!
Students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will spend 16 weeks in the classroom and laboratory learning normal and pathological conditions as they relate to the upper abdomen, superficial structures, and obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound exams. Students will experience a unique curriculum design that offers the opportunity to learn in the classroom setting and then immediately apply this knowledge in the lab using state-of-the-art equipment.
Upon completion of the 16-week didactic portion, students will spend 35 weeks in a patient care clinical setting applying the real-life skillsets learned on campus.
Please note: The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program only admits students for a fall start date.
Course & Curriculum
In addition to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, we offer a certificate and associate's degree. To view all course information and curriculum for each offering in our online catalog, please visit the links below:
Clinical Selection Process
Susan M. Perry
Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Clinical Coordinator of Diagnostic Medical