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2016-2017 VSCC Catalog 
2016-2017 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technical Certificate

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography technical certificate program is designed to prepare the student to become a diagnostic medical sonographer. Sonographers are skilled professionals who provide patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a physician. Upon completion of this competency based program, the student will be eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers certification board examination. The program of study includes both didactic and clinical training in the fields of acoustic principles and safety, as well as abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological, vascular, and small parts sonography.

Admission to the program is limited and the deadline for applications is May 1. The four-semester program begins in August. A personal interview is required and screening of applicants will take place in late May - early June. Applicants seeking admission to the program must meet admission requirements for the College based on the admission or readmission status the applicant is seeking and meet one of the following qualifications:

Successful completion of a regionally accredited AMA recognized two-year program that is patient-care related (i.e., Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Nursing, Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant, Ophthalmic Medical Technician, Sleep Diagnostics Technology) inclusive of the following prerequisites:  Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Medical Terminology, General Physics and College Algebra.
Successful completion of any bachelor degree program with the following prerequisites:  Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Medical Terminology, General Physics and College Algebra.

Successful completion of 3+1 pre-Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree from Middle Tennessee State University inclusive of the following prerequisites:  Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Medical Terminology, General Physics and College Algebra.

For more information or an application packet, contact the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director.

Certificate Requirements - Credits (49)

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Total Certificate Requirements - Credits (49)

Career and Salary Information

The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this certificate. Please visit the following website http://tcids.tbr.edu or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Median Annual Wage Middle 50% Earnings
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer $60,620 $52,570 - $73,680


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