Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Quick Facts
Degree LevelAssociate of Science
Degree Tracks Cardiovascular Sonography and General Sonography
Admission Deadline December 31
Program StartSummer Trimester
GPA Requirement2.70 cumulative; 2.50 English, math, and science
PrerequisitesEnglish I, College Algebra, Survey of Physics

Loud noises, soft whispers, and sonograms (also known as ultrasound). What do they all have in common? They use sound waves to communicate! Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a rapidly developing field that uses these sound waves to image organs and vessels throughout the body. They also identify pathologies and disease processes. Sonographers provide physicians with images of a patient's anatomy in order to assist in proper diagnosis and treatment options. Sonographers also have a lot of patient interaction and are able to be part of a dynamic and ever-changing field.

Learning About the Profession

What should you do if you are interested in learning more about a career as a sonographer? Our suggestion is to research the field to fully understand the profession and also the responsibility that goes with the career. Did you know sonography is the only imaging modality in which a procedure can be performed on a patient and entire pathologies missed because of improper technique? That's why you want to learn your techniques from the very best. Enter ADU!

Choose Only the Best

The professors in the Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography are experts in their fields. In fact, department chair Charlotte Henningsen has authored a sonography textbook and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. In the clinical setting, our students have access to a variety of Florida Hospital clinical sites and a wide range of exam types. The program is fully accredited by CAAHEP.

Sonography Career Outlook

After graduation, our students will be eligible for positions in outpatient clinics, hospitals, and a variety of other employment opportunities. Graduates right out of school can expect to earn $41,000-52,000 per year in the Central Florida area.

Additional Resources

Want to know more about a career in Sonography? Visit the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography's website at www.sdms.org.

To get started on your future career, apply now!

Updated: October 22, 2014 - 10:36am - by Webmaster