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

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 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.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography topics that you will cover include:

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

View the complete list of Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses in the Charter College Handbook.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Length

60 weeks or 14 months 

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

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Blended Delivery Method

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. 

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.

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 ARDMS status 
  • Demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skills

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. 

Charter College Campuses that Offer Diagnostic Medical Sonography Training

The Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is available at Charter College in Salt Lake City, UT.