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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Type


Method of delivery: Residential

Program Length

76 Weeks

Day Class



Eve Class




Day Schedule

Monday – Thursday

8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Eve Schedule

Monday – Thursday

4:30 PM –  9:30 PM

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Program Description

Certificate Program (121.5 Quarter Credits / 76 Weeks / 1950 Clock Hours )

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Medical Career Institute is programmatically accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Enrolling students need to refer to credentialing agency requirements in order to check credentialing exam eligibility. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to become skilled entry-level ultrasound technicians, and work effectively in the health care environment. It includes well balanced on-campus classroom hours, on-campus (work-simulated) imaging laboratory component, off-campus integrated patient care clinical experience and clinical externship. Clinical sites include hospitals, imaging centers and doctor’s offices.

Program Outcomes

Data is based on the 2021-2022 Reporting Period

✦ Retention Rate: 94%
✦ Placement Rate: 70%

✦ Abdomen Credential Success Rate: 100%
✦ OB/GYN Credential Success Rate: 75%


Program Goal

To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Objectives of the Program:

  • Obtain, review and integrate pertinent patient data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with varying stress levels and work interruptions.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills during the performance of sonographic procedures.

  • Demonstrate correct positioning of patients and proper scanning procedures for sonographic examination.

  • Accurately record all anatomic and physiologic information for interpretation by a physician.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients and the healthcare team.

  • Demonstrate appropriate patient care and promote overall well-being.

  • Act in a professional manner within recognized ethical and legal standards maintaining confidentiality.

  •  Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge from classroom in clinicals setting.

  • Develop self-evaluation and uphold professional development.

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Admission Requirements

  • All candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years of age before enrolling.

  • All candidates must have a valid government issued picture ID and a Social Security card.

  • All candidates must complete and sign pre-enrollment documents.

  • All candidates must possess a High School Diploma (High School Transcripts showing graduation date), or copy of General Education Diploma (GED). Foreign graduates must present a certified English translation of required documents and evaluation confirming that the documents meet U.S. equivalency.

  • Candidates enrolling to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program must have at least 40 college credits obtained in the last five years including a higher mathematics, English, and science classes. Foreign candidates in addition must present certified English translation of required documents and an evaluation confirming that the degree meets U.S. educational equivalency.

  • All candidates must be interviewed by an admission’s representative and/or program director to review and discuss the program and prerequisites needed for enrollment.

  • All candidates must complete health clearance and immunizations, must have cleared background check and negative drug screening. Results may be required prior to the program acceptance.

  • All candidates must sign the Enrollment Agreement and pay the appropriate application/registration fees.

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