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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

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Supporting quality Care is a Career that Matters

As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS), also known as an Ultrasound Technologist, you can work with providers, specialists, and surgeons in all phases of procedures. Sonographers specialize in creating images, sonograms or ultrasounds, of structures inside the body. Doctors use these images to help them diagnose and treat many patient medical conditions.


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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography associate degree program teaches students the technical skills needed to be successful in their jobs, like performing diagnostic procedures and obtaining images, identifying abnormal pathology within the body, oral or written summary of exams to doctors for diagnosis.

Performing an ultrasound is a non-invasive way to visualize internal organs often used first to detect for disease. Therefore, it is the perfect career for those interested in going into the healthcare field. Diagnostic medical sonographers have an important role in conducting and interpreting initial imaging tests to help narrow down a patient’s diagnosis and quickly get them the care they need. 


Get Started, Train to Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Have you been thinking of a career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, or are you searching for the right DMS program near you? Concorde can help you realize your career aspirations through an associate degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography as you prepare for this exciting, fast-growing field of diagnostic healthcare.

With trained facilities and educators who have years of practical experience working in healthcare, reach out and learn about our classes and requirements today!

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for diagnostic medical sonographers 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
†Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.
ᶛᶛClinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.
ᵊCredit hours are defined by graduation requirements and differ between the diploma and associate of science degree programs. Credit hours may be subject to change, please refer to current course catalog for more information.
‡Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

20* Mo

Program Length

14%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

84.5

Credit Hours

300

Lab Hours

960

Clinical Hours

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Curriculum

Diagnostic medical sonographers use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient's body (in a procedure commonly known as an ultrasound, sonogram, or echocardiogram) to assess and diagnose various medical conditions.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography curriculum integrates didactic and clinical instruction with increasing expectations at each level. Clinical sites utilized by the program are geographically dispersed. Students may have to travel outside of the local area for clinical placements.


Program Objectives

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

Graduates of this program will develop skills to:

  • Be clinically competent to perform appropriate procedures and record anatomic, pathologic, and/or physiologic data;
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to exercise discretion and judgment in performance of diagnostic sonography;
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication skills; and
  • Demonstrate professionalism and growth in the profession.

 

Career Outlook

Job opportunities for medical sonographers is forecast to grow as demand for medical care rises.

As our population grows, the need to diagnose medical conditions - such as blood clots and heart disease - will likely increase. In the health care settings where there is a need for an alternative for imaging techniques besides radiation, diagnostic medical sonographers, will prove to be valuable because imaging technology is a tool used to help make diagnoses.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics- healthcare occupational outlook handbook, the national projected job demand between 2020-2030 for diagnostic medical sonographers, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm 

Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

Accreditation

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FAQ

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions and answers related to this campus.

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 21 months (about 8 terms).
Contact us to find out when the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program starts at a Concorde campus location near you.
According to BLS.gov, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography job field is estimated to grow by 12 percent through 2029. As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions, such as blood clots and heart disease, will increase and imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses.
If you are looking for an employment opportunity experiencing growth, Diagnostic Medical Sonography is one to consider. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) there is an estimated 14% growth in employment over the next few years. As a sonographer, you will aid in the diagnosis process and help patients on the road to recovery.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Associate of Applied Science) program at Concorde can be completed in as little as 21 months (about 8 terms).
Contact us to find out when the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program starts at our Memphis campus.
According to BLS.gov, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography job field is estimated to grow by 12 percent through 2029. As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions, such as blood clots and heart disease, will increase and imaging technology is a tool used in making these diagnoses.
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
For program-specific tuition information, please see the Memphis campus catalog.