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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Associate of Applied Science)

Memphis, TN

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. Doctors use these images to help them diagnose and treat many patient medical conditions.*


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 21 months of study.*

Program 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.

Concorde Career College in Memphis offers an Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography that can prepare you for exciting career opportunities in this important field. In as few as 21 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? Schedule an in-person or virtual conversation with a Concorde Admissions Representative today to find out if our AS degree program is right for you.

*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 and aids 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
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.
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.

21* Mo

Program Length

14%**

National Employment Demand (2020-2030)

84ᵊ

Credit Hours

270

Lab Hours

960

Clinical Hours

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Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
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Curriculum

This program covers human anatomy and physiology, techniques for performing ultrasound imaging of various body structures, and general education topics.

  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Vascular Sonography
  • OB/GYN Sonography
  • Physics and Instrumentation
  • Registry Review
  • Sonographic Cross-Sectional Anatomy
*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.
Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
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. 

Career Outlook

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

 
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for diagnostic medical sonographers and aids 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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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