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Program Description

Medical sonographers specialize in diagnostic imaging procedures that assist in a physicians’ diagnoses. Sonographers use high-frequency sound waves that are collected back into the machine as echoes and forms that can be recorded for interpretation and diagnosis by a physician. Medical sonographers examine the screen during a scan for visual cues that may indicate unhealthy areas to determine which scans to show the physician.

The Medical Sonography program at SPCC is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to sit for the examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Admission to this program occurs once a year, with applications due on January 14th, 2022 for a program start date of May 31, 2022. Students must complete all General Education courses listed in the Medical Sonography Admission Booklet prior to submitting the Phase II application. For a complete listing of pre-requisites, admission requirements, class listing, and estimated program cost see the Medical Sonography  Admission Booklet

Step 1 for Admission to Medical Sonography – Phase I General Admission to SPCC

New students need to complete the Phase I General Admission Application. Current South Piedmont students will need to confirm with the Admissions office that all information is current.

Step 2 for Admission to Medical Sonography – Attend an Information Session

Attending any one of the Information Sessions listed below is a requirement for Admission into the Medical Sonography Program.  Until further notice, all information sessions will be done virtually.  Please plan to join the session 5-10 minutes prior to the session time.  You will be expected to attend the entire session and asked to provide your contact information at the end of the session.  You will be provided the Phase II Medical Sonography Program Application following attendance at the Information Session.

Information Sessions for January 14, 2022 Applications

Participants must register for the session by noon the day before by emailing Amber McCraw at amccraw@spcc.edu.
No exceptions will be made. The last session will be on December 9, 2021. No additional information sessions will be added to the schedule. 

v  Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

v  Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

v  Thursday, July 22, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

v  Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

v  Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

v  Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

v  Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm

v  Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm


Step 3 for Admission to Medical Sonography – Submit a completed Phase II MS application

Applicants must submit their Phase II application to Donna Papa by January 14, 2022. Provisional acceptance letters will be sent within a month of application deadline. The next step to final acceptance will be successful completion and assessment in the Sonography Foundations course.

Update to 2022 Admissions :  Completion of a patient care related course must be completed at the time of application to the program.  Because of extenuating circumstances at testing centers, students will have until the first day of the Summer 2022 term, May 31, 2022 to submit proof of successful certification in your patient care related field.  Acceptance to the program will be withdrawn if student does not provide adequate documentation.

Update to 2022 Admissions:  The shadowing requirement for application to the program is postponed until 2023.  Please see the update on page 2 of the 2022 admissions booklet and look for details in the 2022 booklet.

Note: Criteria are reviewed periodically and subject to change.

Course work emphasizes:

  • Physics
  • Anatomy
  • Sonography procedures
  • Equipment usage
  • Patient interaction skills


The SPCC Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). Contact the Commission at 9355 113th Street N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 or call 727-210-2350 for questions about the accreditation.

Medical Sonography Statistics


Employment Opportunities

  • Clinics
  • Diagnostic imaging centers
  • Educational institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Mobile services
  • Physicians’ offices

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information


Amber McCraw, Faculty/Clinical Coordinator, Medical Sonography

Ashley Tyson

Ashley Tyson, Faculty/Medical Sonography