Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Occupational Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Description:

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to prepare students for employment as diagnostic medical sonographers.  The intent of the program is to develop healthcare professionals with the ability to perform all aspects of medical sonography to produce ultrasound recordings for use by physicians.  The content includes, but is not limited to, the fundamentals of ultrasound as well as abdominal, cardiac, obstetrics and gynecology, and vascular scanning techniques.  The program also incorporates patient care strategies, basic first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards with blood borne pathogens, and employability skills.

Program Pricing:

Tuition $39,390.00
Laboratory and Externship Fees $5,500.00
Textbooks ** $2,850.00
Total Program Cost $47,740.00

**Publisher’s prices subject to change without notice to the school.

Application Fee:

$50.00 – Non-Refundable

Estimated Length of Study:

The estimated length of study for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is 24 months.

Program of Study:

Credit Hours: 77

Course Name Clock Hours Sem. Credit Hours
*denotes general education course Lecture Lab Lecture Lab
NRI 400 COM Communications* 45 3
NRI 400 MA Mathematical Applications* 45 3
NRI 400 AP I Anatomy and Physiology I* 45 3
NRI 400 AP II Anatomy and Physiology II* 20 1.3
NRI 400 AP III Anatomy and Physiology III* 20 1.3
NRI 400 AP IV Anatomy and Physiology IV* 20 1.3
NRI 400 PSY General Psychology* 45 3
NRI 401 Ultrasound Physics 70 4.7
NRI 401L Ultrasound Physics Lab 70 2.3
NRI 402 Abdomen & Small Parts 140 9.3
NRI 402L Abdomen & Small Parts Lab 170 5.7
NRI 403 Gynecology & Obstetrics 80 5.3
NRI 403L Gynecology & Obstetrics Lab 80 2.7
NRI 404 Arterial, Vascular 65 4.3
NRI 404L Arterial, Vascular Lab 65 2.8
NRI 405 Echocardiography 87.5 5.8
NRI 405L Echocardiography Lab 87.5 2.8
Sub-Total 692.5 472.5 45.3 16.3
NRI 406 Clinical 720 16
Total 1875 77.6

The courses must be taken in the order presented unless otherwise noted.