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Sonography, Diagnostic Medical, A.S.

 

DO YOU WANT A FUTURE IN A REWARDING AND GROWING HEALTHCARE PROFESSION?

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DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHER!

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) program is designed to prepare the student for employment as an entry-level sonographer.  The sonographer is skilled by academic & clinical training to perform ultrasound examinations under the supervision of a qualified physician.  Using high-tech instrumentation the sonographer uses sound waves to create images of the human body organs and structures to be analyzed and interpreted by a physician.  

With changes in healthcare administration, sonography is the most utilized form of diagnostic imaging available today.  Registered sonographers are in demand nationwide for hospitals, clinics, physician's offices, marketing, application specialists and mobile services. 

At Gulf Coast State College, we provide a comprehensive 24 month program that includes sonographic concentrations in abdomen, obstetric and gynecology and vascular imaging.   Upon graduation students may be eligible to take the national certification sonography examination by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).   The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)  examination is available with specific requirements.  For more detailed information, go to www.ARDMS.org  and www.ARRT.org.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the Department of Labor diagnostic medical sonographers earned a median 2015 income of $63,630.   The Department of Labor Statistics states "as technology continues to evolve, medical practitioners will continue to use sonography to replace more invasive and costly procedures".

As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, you will be an integral member of the healthcare team working closely with patients, physicians and other members of the healthcare field. 

For more information regarding our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, visit our Health Sciences Division website!

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    Diagnostic Medical Sonography Application 

 
 

Who is eligible for the diagnostic medical Sonography, A.S.
program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR Diagnostic Medical sonography, A.S.?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 

How do I apply to the Diagnostic Medical sonography, A.S. Program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

In addition to the general college application, you will need to complete a Diagnostic Medical Sonography application. 

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Application includes a complete list of admission requirements and pre-requisite courses that must be completed by September 15 of each year. 

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
Humanities Area  3
See General Education Requirement  
Mathematics Area 3
 +*Approved college-level mathematics (MAC/MGF/STA) 
Natural Sciences Area
 +BSC1020, Human Biology (or BSC2085/L, BSC2086/L) 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •*PSY2012 or •*SYG2000 Psychology/Sociology 3
Core Requirement
 •*PHY1020 or Approved Physics course 3
Major Courses
 +#*SON1211, Medical Sonography Physics 3
 +#*SON1000, Introduction to Sonography 2
 +#*SON1100, Prin/Protocols of Sono Imaging 2
 +#*SON1100L, Prin/Protocols of Sono Imaging Lab 2
 +#*SON1170, Sonography Circulatory System 2
 +#*SON1170L, Sonography Circulatory System Lab 1
 +#*SON1214, Practical Aspects of Sonography 2
 +#*SON2220, Advanced Sonographic Imaging 1
 +#*SON2171, Intro to Vascular Sonography 3
 +#*SON2171L, Intro to Vascular Sonography Lab 1
 +#*SON 2175, Vascular Sonography 3
 +#*SON1111, Abdominal Sonography I 3
 +#*SON1112, Abdominal Sonography II 3
 +#*SON1121, OB/GYN Sonography I 3
 +#*SON1122, OB/GYN Sonography II 3
 +#*SON1052, Sonography & Pathology 4
 +#*SON1144, Superficial Structures 2
 +#*SON2113, Sono Cross Sectional Anatomy 4
 +#*SON1804, Clinical Education I 2
 +#*SON1814, Clinical Education II 3
 +#*SON1824, Clinical Education III 3
 +#*SON 2834, Clinical Ed IV 4
 +#* SON1221, Ultrasound Guided Interventional Procedures and Techniques 1
 +#*SON2061, Sonography Review 2
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 77

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

Contact the ADVISOR

DeeAnn VanDerSchaaf
Coordinator, Medical Imaging Programs
850-769-1551, extension 3318
dvanderschaaf@gulfcoast.edu

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Vicki Bynum, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Asst. Coordinator, Diagnostic Medical Sonography
850-873-3591
vbynum@gulfcoast.edu

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