Sonography

We look beneath the surface so doctors can diagnose and deliver care

A pregnancy sonogram is probably the first picture you ever posed for, and it's the first thing people think of when it comes to sonography. But it's not just about babies. Many medical fields use ultrasound, which creates images of organs, tissues, or blood flow using high-frequency sound waves. ACC's Sonography Department offers nationally accredited Associate of Applied Science degrees in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, as well as an enhanced skills certificate in Vascular Technology. Our graduates enter the workforce well-prepared and confident, thanks to hands-on instruction, clinical rotations, state-of-the-art imaging technology, ultrasound training simulators, and experienced instructors who stay on top of national trends. As you can see, studying Sonography at ACC is an ultra-sound decision.

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This program has specific program requirements and prerequisite courses. Acceptance to ACC does not guarantee admission to this program.

What skills can I gain?

Students develop a mastery of ultrasound instrumentation, procedures, scan techniques, equipment, and supplies; the physics of ultrasound in the human body; human anatomy, physiology, and pathology as it applies to sonography; Doppler physics and hemodynamics. Additionally, students receive preparation for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography certification exam.

How long will it take to get a degree or certificate?

It usually takes students at least two years to complete an associate degree. The enhanced skill certificate is open to students in the associate degree program only. Certificates are typically pursued to strengthen one's career prospects and professional expertise. Earning a certificate will require at least one additional semester of coursework in addition to the degree program.

Where can I work with this education?

Graduates are often employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and a wide range of medical practicesThe ACC Sonography Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (1361 Park St. Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2350; www.caahep.org)