Diagnostic Medical Sonography Overview
Visualize your future in the medical field working with physicians and helping them determine a medical diagnosis for patients. CVTC offers a two-year Diagnostic Medical Sonography associate degree.
In the program, you will learn how to:
- Obtain and record an accurate patient history.
- Perform diagnostic procedures and obtain diagnostic images.
- Analyze technical information.
- Use independent judgment to recognize the need to extend the scope of a procedure, depending upon the diagnostic findings.
- Provide an oral or written summary of the technical findings to the physician for medical diagnosis.
- Provide quality patient care.
- Collaborate with physicians and other members of the health care team.
The program includes a seven-month internship at a clinical site to provide hands-on experience.
This program has an advanced placement entry option. Advanced placement is an opportunity for graduates of a related program to further their education. Learn more about advanced placement for this program.
In addition to the above items, you will also need to take the HESI assessment. The HESI is intended to assess your knowledge in English, Math, and Science. You will have only three attempts to successfully pass the assessment. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you take the HESI after you complete General Anatomy & Physiology.
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital
M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital
Mayo Clinic Health System
CVTC graduates are ready for the workforce. Each year, we send our graduates the Graduate Follow-Up Survey asking several questions related to employment. Here are the program outcomes and job data.// Program Scorecard
Our recent Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduates reported an average starting salary of $68,571.
100% of our recent Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduates got a job in the industry.
There are 10 job openings in the CVTC district for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography industry.
Credits to Other Institutions
Should you choose to continue your education after you leave CVTC, we have agreements in place with several institutions to ensure an easy transfer.
These are a few of the courses you will take in this program. Courses and the recommended sequence change from year to year; once you are enrolled in a program at CVTC you will be given a recommended course sequence that outlines what courses you should take and the order in which to take them.
You may search for available courses. If you are ever unsure of what courses to take, talk to your academic advisor. If you are looking for course information for previous years, check out our past catalogs.
Here are a few of the courses you can take in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
Prepares learners to perform ultrasounds of the abdominal organs including liver, gallbladder, biliary tree, pancreas, spleen, urinary tract, aorta, and retroperitoneum.
OB/GYN Sonography 1
Prepares learners to perform ultrasounds of the nongravid uterus and the first trimester pregnancy. Explores the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the female reproductive system as well as intrauterine and ectopic pregnancies.
Prepares learner to perform ultrasounds of the thyroid, breast, male reproductive system, musculoskeletal system, and GI tract.
I loved attending CVTC and the opportunities made available to me without the clutter of a four year college. Special thanks to the DMS class of 2016, Jeremy Svihovec, Stacy Doering, Mary Purvis, and Pang Garcia. You guys rock!
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Graduate
Related Programs & Certificates
Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
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Medical Assistant, Technical Diploma
Medical Laboratory Technician, Associate Degree
Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate Degree
Radiography, Associate Degree
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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program provides superior occupational educational training and clinical opportunities. We increase self-esteem, develop personal and professional skills, and develop student’s potential to the fullest ability. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Chippewa Valley Technical College is accredited in the Abdominal-Extended and Obstetrics & Gynecology concentrations by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 9355 113th St N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 | Phone: 727-210-2350 | DMS Program Effectiveness Data
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This program has an advanced placement option. Eligibility for advanced placement requires students to meet additional requirements.// View AP Admission Requirements
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