Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Area of Study: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Degrees: Associate of Applied Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the student for an entry-level position as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer for employment in hospitals and other health care agencies. Cuyahoga Community College offers two Associate degrees in sonography depending on specialty chosen. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer produces, evaluates, and correlates ultrasound images and related data. Sonographers provide a summary of their technical findings to the qualified interpreting physician to aid in rendering a medical decision.
The curriculum consists of on-campus didactic and lab instruction, as well as off-campus clinical applications at our affiliated health care institutions.
The cohort-style program offers specialty training in the following specialties: adult echocardiography or vascular technology or abdominal and obstetrical/gynecological sonography. Clinical scanning experience hours, on-campus lectures, and labs are scheduled during the day, however, a few required lecture courses are offered in the evening.