Interested in seeing what is beneath the surface? Austin Community College’s Sonography Program provides two specialty tracks to provide crucial medical insights –– students must complete both the associate of applied science degree and an advanced technical certificate. You’ll leave with hands-on experience using high-frequency sound waves in ACC’s state-of-the-art ultrasound scanning lab to diagnose issues in organs, tissues, or blood flow.
Please note that the ACC Sonography Program has two specialty tracks with each track consisting of two awards: AAS in Diagnostic Medical or Cardiac Sonography AND and ATC (Advanced Technical Certificate Level 4) in Diagnostic Medical Vascular or Cardio-Vascular Sonography. All students must complete both awards to complete their chose Sonography Program.
The Sonography Program at Austin Community College is a special admissions program with limited availability. Students preparing for the program may select "General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences" as their major on the application. Because requirements may change, consult the program website to confirm current requirements. Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study.
100 percent credential success rate
100 percent job placement
On-the-job training through clinical rotations
The ACC Sonography Program specialties (DMS, DCS, and the ESC-VT) are each accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; phone 727-210-2350; fax: 727-210-2354; 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).
Advances in technology continue to increase the need for sonographers. Graduates can find careers as a diagnostic medical sonography or diagnostic cardio-vascular sonography in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and more. Check out below for labor and market data for these fast-growing professions.
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Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.
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# people are employed as Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. This number is expected to # over the next four years.
ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.
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