Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Associate Degree Program

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is one of the safest medical imaging available today. Sonography, or ultrasound, is a non-invasive diagnostic medical imaging procedure used to visualize organs or systems in the body. As a diagnostic medical sonographer, you will use special equipment to direct high frequency sound waves into areas of a patient’s anatomy. The sound waves bounce off the surfaces of the structures they hit, creating an image on a monitor. You will use these images to assist qualified physicians to make a medical diagnosis.

The Georgetown campus offers the general learning concentration in diagnostic medical sonography. The Wilmington campus offers two learning concentrations: general & cardiovascular.

The general learning concentration focuses on the areas of abdomen, obstetrics /gynecology, superficial structures, and vascular. The cardiovascular learning concentration focuses on procedures that help to diagnose abnormalities related to heart and vascular diseases.

Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of the Allied Health competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.

Offered at the Georgetown and Wilmington campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for postiions such as:

  • Sonographer
  • Lead technologist/supervisor/manager
  • Educator/researcher
  • Equipment application specialist

Working environments may include hospitals, private imaging centers, physician offices, health care facilities, colleges or universities, and equipment manufacturers.

What You Will Earn

Competitive starting salaries range from $48,000 - $64,000.

What You Will Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Perform competently a full range of diagnostic medical sonographic procedures pertaining to their learning concentration.
  2. Utilize professional verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills in patient care, procedure intervention, and professional relationships.
  3. Act in a professional and ethical manner and comply with professional scope of practice.
  4. Integrate critical thinking and problem solving skills as expected of a healthcare professional.
Core Curriculum Competencies

The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.

  1. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
  3. Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
  5. Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
  6. Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
  7. Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology...


Campus-Specific Diagnostic Medical Sonography Information
This program of study is not offered at the Dover Campus.
Georgetown
CONTACT

Elena Guyer
Program Coordinator, Instructor
eguyer@dtcc.edu
(302) 259-6683

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs are currently accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33765 (727) 210-2350 phone (727) 210-2354 fax http://www.caahep.org upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (443) 973-3251 phone  (443) 738-3444 fax http://www.jrcdms.org

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the national credentialing exams through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) http://www.ardms.org

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the national credentialing exam.

This program of study is not offered at the Stanton Campus.
Wilmington
CONTACT

Lily Lee
Program Coordinator, Instructor
lillee@christianacare.org
(302) 571-5355

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs are currently accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33765 (727) 210-2350 phone (727) 210-2354 fax http://www.caahep.org upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (443) 973-3251 phone  (443) 738-3444 fax http://www.jrcdms.org

Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the national credentialing exams through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) http://www.ardms.org

A felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the national credentialing exam.