Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program
Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Program Overview: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The rapid growth of the Medical Sonographer, or Ultrasound Technician, occupation opens the doors for many young professionals to step into rewarding and lasting careers. Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology/Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology helps students prepare for careers within the Medical Sonography field.
Our Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offers students real-world knowledge and training, as well as the chance to gain valuable experience during clinical rotations at area medical facilities.
Learn in the Classroom and Through Hands-On Training
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program has been carefully designed to arm students with the skills, training and knowledge needed to thrive in a medical care setting.
The program offers students the opportunity to learn through various means, including:
- Classroom education lead by qualified, registered instructors
- Hands on experience in our ultrasound laboratories
- Clinical rotations through hospitals, imaging facilities and doctor offices
Each of our campus locations offer the support students need to succeed, as well as the latest in industry technology, allowing students to learn on the equipment they’ll use throughout their career. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to thrive in hospital, clinic, emergency room and outpatient care settings.
Partial Online Training for Greater Convenience
Our Delray and Atlanta campuses offer even greater flexibility and convenience for our Diagnostic Medical Sonography students through a partial online learning environment. While this flex program is great for everyone, it is often ideal for working students or students with children.
Note: Students must live near our Delray/Atlanta campus to participate in clinical labs and in-person classes.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities for diagnostic medical sonographers and ultrasound technicians are expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2016. As the population ages and grows, the demand for qualified diagnostic medical sonographers will increase. Additional employment opportunities will arise as current ultrasound technicians retire and move to leadership roles.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (also called ultrasound technologists) play a key role in the delivery of patient care. Through the use of specialized equipment, technologists examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, male and female reproductive systems, breast, prostate, thyroid, obstetrics, heart and blood vessels. Sonography is vital to the detection of heart disease, heart attacks, vascular diseases and more, and plays a major role in prenatal care for expecting mothers.
What Does a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technologist Do?
Ultrasound Technicians are responsible for a wide range of duties, including:
- Conducting diagnostic procedures
- Managing equipment settings
- Analyzing and quality checking diagnostic images
- Reporting findings to medical providers