Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Abdomen/OB-GYN) (DM1A) Program Information
Associate of Applied Science
Through academic and clinical training, students are prepared for a career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography that provides patient care while utilizing diagnostic ultrasound equipment. Students will use knowledge gained in this program, experience close patient contact, and utilize diagnostic ultrasound equipment to provide physicians with images necessary to diagnose conditions and diseases. Sonographers are able to: apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as pathophysiology to accurately demonstrate anatomical structures on a sonogram or digital medium; apply principles of sonographic physics to assess anatomical structures; recognize sonography's role in the healthcare environment; and provide patient care and comfort. Students are eligible to take the registry certification following acceptance of their application by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The mission of the Diagnostic Medical Sonogrpahy program is to provide didactic and clinical education that enables qualified students to achieve strong communication, critical thinking and technical skills required to obtain entry-level employment and become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.