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GENERAL SONOGRAPHY

Program Description

2021 MS Admissions Booklet – Revised October 2020

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.

Program Application Deadline for summer 2021 Entry: February 15, 2021

For a complete listing of pre-requisites, admission requirements, class listing, and estimated program cost see the Medical Sonography  Requirement Booklet. Updated October 2020.

Update to 2021 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 2021 term, May 25, 2021 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  Acceptance to the program will be withdrawn if student does not provide adequate documentation.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 2021 Admissions:  The shadowing requirement for application to the program is postponed until 2022.  Please see the update on page 6 of the 2021 admissions booklet and look for details in the 2022 booklet.

Medical Sonography Information Sessions:

Until further notice all information sessions will be held virtually.  

Final Information Sessions for February 15, 2021 Applications

Information Sessions will be December 1, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, December 8, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and January 12, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. You will need to register for the session by emailing the Program Director, Amy Dela Cruz at adelacruz@spcc.edu. You must register by noon the day before the session. These will be the final information sessions before the application deadline on February 15, 2021. No other information sessions will be offered before the application deadline.

The Information Session 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.

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.

Note: Criteria are reviewed periodically and subject to change.

Course work emphasizes:

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

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 9355 113th Street N. #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 or call 727-210-2350 for questions about the accreditation.

Medical Sonography Statistics

YEARATTRITIONCREDENTIAL RATEJOB PLACEMENT
201925%100%100%
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