Sonography
Sonography Award Plans

Effective Fall semester of 2016.

Sonography consists of two separate and specialized programs--The Diagnostic Cardiovascular Program and the Diagnostic Medical-Vascular Program. Each program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in sonography through classroom study and supervised clinical experience.

The Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography Program consists of two awards: the AAS in Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (Echocardiography) and the Advanced Technical Certificate in Cardio-Vascular Sonography. Upon completion of the prescribed curricula of these awards, the student is eligible to apply to take examinations for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification in the Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Technology specialities.

The Diagnostic Medical-Vascular Sonography Program consists of two awards: The AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Advanced Technical Certificate in Medical-Vascular Sonography. Upon completion of the prescribed curricula of these awards, the student is eligible to apply to take examinations for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification in the Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Technology specialities.

ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION TO A SONOGRAPHY PROGRAM AND ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED.

The minimum of a Nurse Aid Certification course is required for all applicants. All potential applicants must complete a Sonography Programs Advising Session. Additional requirements and prerequisites to apply are found at www.austincc.edu/health/sono. Applicants must provide documentation of immunizations at the time of application. Students accepted into the program are required to have a physical examination and verify annual tuberculosis status. In order to meet requirements of clinical agencies, health insurance, criminal background checks and drug screenings for all Health Sciences students are now required as part of the admission process.

All prerequisites must be completed prior to applying for admission to a Sonography Program. All college credit courses in the degree plan must be completed with a grade of C or better. MATH 1314 College Algebra, BIOL 2304/2101 Human Anatomy Lecture and Lab, BIOL 2305/2102 Human Physiology, and PHYS 1410 Applied Physics must be completed within five (5) years of application to a Sonography Program.

Associate of Applied Science + Advanced Technical Certificate

Diagnostic Medical-Vascular Sonography

The medical sonography program prepares students to specialize in ultrasound imaging and evaluation of the abdomen and/or pregnancy. |

New Degree Plan effective for Fall 2016

Associate of Applied Science + Advanced Technical Certificate

Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography (Echocardiography)

The cardiac sonography program prepares students to specialize in ultrasound imaging and evaluation of the heart. |

New Degree Plan effective for Fall 2016