Prerequisites Needed for a Sonography Program

Sonographer at work

The medical field offers so many unique career opportunities for students. One of those opportunities is a career in diagnostic medical sonography. As a medical sonographer, you’ll spend your days performing ultrasound imaging to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions and illnesses.

What do you need to get started towards a career in sonography?

All You Need Is a High School Diploma to Get Started

The good news is that all you need to start your sonography program at Cambridge is a high school diploma. Our two-year Associate degree program offers everything you need, including your general studies, to start your career in sonography.

What You’ll Learn During Your Program

During your time here at Cambridge, you’ll study a wide variety of subjects to ensure you have the knowledge and skills required for career success. Some of the courses you’ll take include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Health Sciences
  • Medical Terminology
  • General Physics
  • Sonographic Anatomy
  • Principles of OB/GYN Sonography
  • Echocardiography
  • Pharmacology

Additional Requirements to Become a Sonographer

Completing all of the necessary courses inside your two-year program is only the first step in becoming a sonographer. 

You’ll also need to complete a hands-on, clinical externship where you’ll practice your ultrasound skills in the real world. Cambridge partners with area medical facilities to offer clinical externships in various disciplines.

With your externship complete and your degree in hand, you can opt to obtain certification in ultrasound through the ARDMS. Although this isn’t necessarily required to practice sonography, many healthcare facilities require it for employment. After licensing, you’ll be ready to start your career as an entry-level sonographer.

How Cambridge Supports You

A diagnostic medical sonographer program can be a challenge as the subject matter is often complex. Yet, Cambridge is here to support you throughout your program. We offer study assistance and exam prep to help you ace your studies. 

Plus, our instructors have years of experience in their fields, giving you the insights you need for success. Our staff is also here to support you through job placement services and encouragement, so you can jumpstart your career.

Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer With Cambridge

Cambridge offers our Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program to students ready to enter the field. From day one, we’re here to support you in reaching your career goals. To learn more about our program, give us a call at 877-206-4279 or send us a message.