DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY** DMS 51.0910 (Degree)
Program Description: This program of study is designed to provide didactic and clinical training in the field of general diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound). Sonographers, also known as Ultrasound Technologists, or Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, use state-of-the art technology to obtain detailed images of the body using high frequency sound waves. The student will receive training in the fields of acoustic principles and safety, abdominal, obstetrical, gynecologic, vascular, cardiac, pediatric, and small parts sonography. Accreditation: The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
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Job Opportunities: Diagnostic medical sonographers may be employed in hospitals, clinics, private offices, and industry. Most full-time sonographers work about 40 hours a week; they may have evening, night, weekend hours, and times when they are on call and must be ready to report to work on short notice. Diagnostic medical sonographers may specialize in obstetric and gynecologic sonography (the femail reproductive system), abdominal sonography (the liver kidneys, gallbladder, spleen, and pancreas), pediatric sonography, musculoskeletal sonography, or breast sonography. In addition, sonographers may specialize in vascular technology or echocardiography.
Starting Salary: The 2021 median salary for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers was $75,380 nationally. *Data obtained from the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Admission Requirements: (The deadline for program applications is June 1.)
1. Unconditional admission to the College
2. All pre-sonography courses must be complete prior to application deadline of June 1. The only exception is the physics course. It can be completed in the summer prior to admission to the program. Those who have completed the course by the application deadline will receive 1 point added to their ranking score.
3. Submit Diagnostic Medical Sonography program application packet by June 1 st
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Application
2022-23 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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