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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree Program

Tampa, FL

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 20 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 Institute in Tampa 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? Schedule an in-person or virtual Career Planning Session and tour the Concorde in Tampa campus, today to find out if our associate 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 2021-2031 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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.

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

Months*

84.5

Credit Hours

300

Lab Hours

960

Clinical Hours

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Curriculum

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Objective

The associate degree program prepares graduates for entry-level sonography roles with the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning skills 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
  • Demonstrate professionalism and growth in the profession

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Coursework

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.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Concentrations

  • Abdominal sonography - Extended
  • Obstetrics and gynecology sonography

84.5

Semester Credits

Courses Include:

  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Vascular Sonography
  • OB/GYN Sonography
  • Physics and Instrumentation
  • Registry Review
  • Sonographic Cross-Sectional Anatomy

810

Theory Hours

Practical Learning Delivered Online

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Human Communication
  • Sonographic Cross-Sectional Anatomy
  • Physics & Instrumentation
  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Registry Review
  • Vascular Sonography
  • OB/GYN
  • English Composition
  • College Algebra
  • General Physics

 

300

Lab Hours

Applied Sonography Learning

Leverage theory and general study curriculum in practice through lab work

  • Anatomy & Physiology Labs
  • Scanning Labs

960

Clinical Hours

Real-world Sonography Application

Taking what you've learned online and practiced in a professional health care setting working directly with physicians and other care experts

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Outcomes - Tampa Campus

As reported on 2022 JRC-DMS Annual Report. The program did not have any 2021 Graduates.

Outcome Data2021
RetentionN/A
PlacementN/A
Credential Success RateN/A

 

*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

A Career of Possibilities

Diagnostic medical sonographers create ultrasound images of the heart, vascular system, and more.

  • 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

10%**

Projected national job demand for sonographers from 2021-2031

Medical Sonographer Growth

Job demand for sonographers is projected to grow as more patients seek diagnostic care and preventative medicine.

      **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for diagnostic medical sonographers and aids 2021-2031 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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      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

      Accreditation and licensure are an important part of an academic institution’s operation. Visit our Accreditations and Licensure page for more details about our accreditations and licensure.

      The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

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