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GENERAL SONOGRAPHY

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.

Course work emphasizes:

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

For a complete listing of prerequisites, admission requirements, class listing, and estimated program cost, see the Medical Sonography Admissions Booklet.

Note: Criteria are reviewed periodically and subject to change.

Information Session: October 21, 2019 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am Braswell Building room 2208. No registration necessary.

Phase II Application Deadline for Summer 2020 Entry: January 15, 2020 at 5pm

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. Please see the Medical Sonography Admissions Booklet for further information.

Accreditation

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 25400 US Highway 19N, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763 or call 727-210-2350 for questions about the accreditation.

Medical Sonography Statistics

YEARATTRITIONCREDENTIAL RATEJOB PLACEMENT
201844%100%100%
201744%100%100%
20166%100%100%
20156%100%100%
201411%100%100%

Employment Opportunities

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

Educational Opportunities

Contact Information

Amy Dela Cruz, Program Director, Medical Sonography

Amber McCraw

Amber McCraw, Faculty/Clinical Coordinator, Medical Sonography

Ashley Tyson

Ashley Tyson, Faculty/Medical Sonography

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