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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.

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

  • For a complete listing of pre-requisites, admission requirements, class listing, and estimated program cost see the Medical Sonography  Requirement Booklet.
  • 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  Acceptance to the program will be withdrawn if student does not provide adequate documentation.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.  Links to the sessions will be posted here at least 24 hours prior to the start time.  

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 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
201925%91.67%100%
201844%100%100%
201744%100%100%
20166%100%100%
20156%100%100%
201411%100%100%
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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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