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 programs in Diagnostic Medical-Vascular Sonography and Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography. Each Program consists of an Associate of Applied Science and an Advanced Technical Certificate. 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.
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 exams:
- Sonography Principles and Instrumentation
- Abdominal and OB/Gyn,
- Vascular Technology
- Sonography Principles and Instrumentation,
- Adult Echocardiography and Vascular Technology
How long will it take to get a degree or certificate?
Medical-Vascular or Cardiovascular sonography programs take 6 semesters or two years to complete after admission to the program. Each sonography program consists of an Associate of Applied Science (Medical or Cardiac Sonography) and an Advanced Technical Certificate in Vascular Technology.
Where can I work with this education?
Graduates are often employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and a wide range of medical practices
The AAS DMS, DCS, and the ESC-VT program are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (1361 Park St. Clearwater, FL 33756; 727.210.2350; www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (6201 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD; 443-973-3251 (www.jrcdms.org).