2021-2022 College Catalog

Medical Sonography (A45440)

Associate Degree Program

Career Information

The Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures. Course work includes physics, cross-sectional anatomy, and abdominal, introductory vascular and obstetrical/gynecological sonography. Competencies are attained in identification of normal anatomy and pathological processes, use of equipment, fetal growth and development, integration of related imaging, and patient interaction skills. Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take examinations in ultrasound physics and instrumentation and specialty examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and find employment in clinics, physicians’ offices, mobile services, hospitals, and educational institutions.

The Medical Sonography and Cardiovascular Sonography programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (www.jrcdms.org).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) at 25400 US Hwy 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, www.caahep.org

Special Admission Requirements

  • Application
  • High school transcript/Adult high school diploma/high school equivalency
  • College transcripts
  • Gateway English and math readiness
  • View information session online
  • Hospital visit arranged by admissions counselor (degree program)
  • Interview with program director (degree program)
  • MAR (Minimum Admission Requirements) Review
  • Health form after acceptance (degree program)
  • Current Certification in CPR after acceptance (degree program)
  • Criminal background checks/drug screening after acceptance

The following courses are pre-requisite courses and must be taken with a minimum grade of “C” prior to admission to the Medical Sonography Program:

ClassLabCredit
ACA 115Success & Study Skills02

1

or

ACA 122College Transfer Success02

1

BIO 163Basic Anatomy & Physiology42

5

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30

3

MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I22

3

PHY 110Conceptual Physics30

3

PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab02

1

Semester Total:12816

Fall Semester I

ClassLabCredit
COM 120Intro to Interpersonal Communication30

3

PSY 150General Psychology30

3

SON 110Intro to Sonography16

3

SON 130Abdominal Sonography I23

3

Semester Total:9912

Spring Semester I

ClassLabCredit
SON 111Sonographic Physics33

4

SON 120SON Clinical Ed I015

5

SON 131Abdominal Sonography II13

2

SON 140Gynecological Sonography20

2

Semester Total:62113

Summer Semester I

ClassLabCredit
SON 121SON Clinical Ed II015

5

Semester Total:0155

Fall Semester II

ClassLabCredit
SON 220Son Clinical Ed III024

8

SON 225Case Studies03

1

SON 241Obstetrical Sonography I20

2

SON 250Vascular Sonography13

2

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 ,0, 3)30

3

Semester Total:63016

Spring Semester II

ClassLabCredit
SON 221SON Clinical Ed IV024

8

SON 242Obstetrical Sonography II20

2

SON 289Sonographic Topics20

2

Semester Total:42412
Total Hours: 3710774