Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Start Your Career in Healthcare with a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree

If you want a rewarding career in healthcare that allows you to provide important, direct patient care, consider an A.A.S in Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree today. As a Medical Sonographer, you conduct ultrasounds, care for patients, prepare and maintain diagnostic imaging equipment, and provide results to doctors.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, you will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate scanning techniques in all sonography procedures
  • Employ proper patient care techniques and communication
  • Relate to and anticipate the needs of doctors and technologists
  • Demonstrate empathy and concern toward the patient
  • Adjust to changes, situations, patient conditions, and deviation from the normal routine
  • Understand ethical requirements for an entry level sonographer along with ethical practices in a healthcare setting
  • Understand your professional obligations upon gaining American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) status
  • Demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skills

Program Length

  • 14 months

Delivery Method

  • Blended Learning


Diagnostic Medical Sonography Classes and Curriculum

The A.A.S in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program provides you with the knowledge and technical skills you need to find an entry-level position in the field. In classrooms, labs, and clinical practicums, you learn various imaging techniques, common medical terminology, and how to professionally engage with patients. In addition, you will complete assignments such as reading, exercises, problem solving, projects, research, papers, and presentations.

Topics and Classes

Program Length

Delivery Method

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sonography of OB/GYN
  • Sonography of Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Pathology of Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Medical Terminology
  • The Healthcare System

In as little as 14 months, you can get started on a rewarding career path in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Charter College starts classes every 20 weeks and provide hands-on learning and flexibility, and our unique learning approach helps you to graduate on time.

The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is available in a blended format. The combination of classroom and online learning gives you the flexibility to balance your classwork with family, work, and other commitments.

Prepare for Entry-Level Diagnostic Medical Sonography Careers

The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares you to handle the duties and responsibilities of entry-level diagnostic sonography positions. You can seek employment in medical clinics, hospitals, laboratories, and other health care agencies.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Practicum

As part of your program, you will participate in various clinical practicums in a healthcare setting. This enables you to gain real-world experience before you enter the real-world.

Occupations this program prepares you for:


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