Sonography is the diagnostic medical science of obtaining and analyzing images of the human body using high frequency sound. These images are used to diagnose and treat disease and injury.
The sonography program provides the student with clinical, classroom and laboratory experience in medical ultrasound. Students receive comprehensive training and experience performing ultrasound procedures in abdominal, small parts, obstetrical and gynecological ultrasound. They also receive training and experience in vascular ultrasound procedures.
Upon completion of the program (73 credits, two years), graduates are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree and are eligible to take the national registry exam in Ultrasound Physics, Abdominal Ultrasound, and Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound.
Math competency that is necessary for sonography course work and practice is measured through competency testing or enrollment in FNDN 065. There is a challenge option for this math course.
Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Satisfactory completion of the following prerequisites (must have been completed at the post-secondary level - college or technical school):
General Physics (college-level introductory course)
Communication (must include both written and oral communication skill development)
Major Requirements: Program requirements:
SON 151 Introduction to Clinical Ultrasound I
SON 152 Introduction to Clinical Ultrasound II
SON 153 Introduction to Clinical Ultrasound III
SON 201 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I
SON 202 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II
SON 211 Abdominal Ultrasound
SON 221 OB/GYN Ultrasound
SON 230 Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound
SON 261 Clinical Ultrasound I
SON 262 Clinical Ultrasound II
SON 263 Clinical Ultrasound III
Liberal arts and science, CIL and supporting courses:
BIOL 240 Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 241 Anatomy & Physiology II
BIOL 242 Human Disease
ENGL 110 Composition I
HIMP 102 Medical Terminology
PHIL 200 Ethical Problems in Healthcare
PSYC 100 General Psychology
SSCS 100 Power and Social Change
CIL 150 Transcultural Learning through Community Connections
ENGL literature elective
Demonstration of math competency or FNDN 065 -- 2 credits (not counted for graduation)