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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, the application date has been extended to February 3rd, 2023 for a program start date of May 22, 2023. 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 13th, 2023 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 5, 2022. No additional information sessions will be added to the schedule. 

  • Monday, April 4, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, May 2, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, June 6, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, July 11, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, August 8, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, September 12, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, October 3, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, November 7, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Monday, December 5, 2022 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 February 3rd, 2023. 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 2023 Admissions :  Completion of a patient care related course must be completed at the time of application to the program. Acceptance to the program will be withdrawn if student does not provide adequate documentation.

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

Britney Smith, Program Director, Medical Sonography

Amber McCraw, Faculty/Clinical Coordinator, Medical Sonography

Ashley Tyson

Ashley Tyson, Faculty/Medical Sonography

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