Prepare for a new career sooner than you think
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.
Learn to Create Ultrasound Images that Can Save Lives
- Develop skills for producing ultrasound images to help doctors diagnose conditions, guide surgical teams, and more.
- Gain hands-on experience in our labs and on clinical rotations.
- Complete your degree in as few as 20-months of study.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Career Overview
Ultrasound imagery (also known as “sonography”) first became part of medical treatment in the 1940s. Today, sonographers play an important role in assessing the health of pregnancies, detecting tumors, and create images of other soft tissues, including the major organs and arteries.
Aurora Diagnostic Medical Sonography / Ultrasound Program Overview
Concorde Career College in Aurora offers an Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography that can prepare you for exciting career opportunities in this important field. In as few as 20-months, you can gain the foundation of medical knowledge and practical sonography skills you need to get on the path to a career that makes a difference.
Take the Next Step Now
Excited about a career as a diagnostic medical sonographer? Get in touch with Concorde Aurora today to find out if our associate degree program is right for you.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics- healthcare occupational outlook handbook, the national projected job demand between 2022-2032 for diagnostic medical sonographers, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm. Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
The Aurora associate degree program prepares graduates for entry-level sonography roles with the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning skills.
Aurora Program Objectives
- 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
- Demonstrate professionalism and growth in the profession
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Concentrations
- Abdominal sonography - Extended
- Obstetrics and gynecology sonography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Curriculum
You will gain the theoretical knowledge and practical, hands-on experience to help you pursue a career as a sonographer or ultrasound tech. Your coursework is intense and challenging; and your instructors, program director and campus staff are dedicated to support you along the way.
Aurora Program Coursework
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Human Communication
- Sonographic Cross-Sectional Anatomy
- Physics & Instrumentation
- Abdominal Sonography
- Registry Review
- Vascular Sonography
- English Composition
- College Algebra
- General Physics
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Blended Learning
Concorde's approach to delivering a hands-on career focused diagnostic medical sonography program leverages a blended learning model.
- You will complete some coursework and lab assignments conveniently online.
- With support from a dedicated online success coach to help you get accustomed to virtual learning.
- Additionally you will visit the campus to apply theory to practice in simulation labs.
- With guidance from instructors with real-world experience you will learn to use the tools and instruments, as well interpret scan results.
- The third element of Concorde's blended learning model is practical hands-on application in a health care setting. - the Clinical Experience.
Applied Sonography Learning
Leverage theory and general study curriculum in practice through lab work
- Anatomy & Physiology Labs
- Scanning Labs
Sonography is a Career of Possibilities
Diagnostic medical sonographers create ultrasound images, aiding physicians in understanding underlying conditions used in preventing and treating conditions.
- Taking patient medical histories and providing answers to questions prior to a procedure
- Calibrating, operating and tracking issues with imaging equipment
- Reviewing images to ensure quality and coverage are adequate for diagnostic purposes
- Identifying images which show abnormalities
- Providing reports for physicians and maintaining patient records
Where Can a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Work
- Private practices
- Acute Care Facilities
- Labs & Clinics
Note: Concorde does not guarantee graduate outcomes including employment, job responsibilities or subsequent salary or compensation.
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