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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Adults Only

The sonography profession requires the ability to provide diagnostic sonographic imaging utilizing critical thinking skills to make judgments in the process. Sonographers are professionals who must possess high level skills in diagnostic sonographic techniques under the guidance of a licensed physician. A sonographer is responsible for providing excellent patient care and gathering adequate data necessary for diagnoses to be determined.

MNTC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program’s goal is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults only. 

Courses

 
Course Name Hours
Introduction to Ultrasound  
Abdominal Ultrasound  
Medical Ethics and Law  
Clinical Education I  
Patient Care Ultrasound  
Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation I  
Clinical Education II  
OB/GYN Sonography  
Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation II  
Small Parts Ultrasound  
Advanced Ultrasound  
ARDMS Review Course  
Sonography Bioeffects  
Clinical Education III  
Vascular Sonography  
   
Total Class Hours 1,950

Prerequisites

The following college-level prerequisites must be completed with a “C” or better before you may submit an application:

  • Algebra, Statistics, or higher mathematics course
  • General College-Level Physics and/or Radiographic Physics
  • Communication Skills*
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    An additional Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab is not required for application or admission, however it will enrich the student's learning experience.
  • Medical Terminology  

*The Communications Skills requirement may be met by a variety of courses including English, Speech, or Composition.

Requirements

Class Times

  • Start Date: February 4, 2019
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:00 - Noon
  • P.M. Hours: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Clinical schedules will vary by site.
     
  • Adults must attend full-time. 

Expenses

Outcomes

MNTC Sonography Program Outcomes
First page of the MNTCSonographyProgramOutcomes PDF file

Certifications Available

The MNTC DMS program is a general learning concentration. Certification exams for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) to include:

  • Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI)
  • Abdomen (AB)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)

(Must take either AB or OB/GYN in conjunction with SPI to get RDMS credential.)

 
 

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Attributes

  • Science
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Inductive Reasoning and Speech Clarity

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: 80.0%
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Sonographer
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
  •  onetonline.org

 

 

Potential Wages

US - $23.39 - $47.64 Hourly; $48,660 - $99,100 Annually
OK - $22.46 - $44.32 Hourly; $46,710 - $92,190 Annually

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 51.0910

Start your application today at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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VA Assistance

This program qualifies for VA Assistance. Learn more.

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Note: MNTC does not participate in the Federal Student Loan Program.

Application Materials

DMS Sonography Application Booklet
DMS Sonography Application Booklet - Contact (405) 801-5000 if you need assistance viewing this booklet.
For reference only. Information is subject to change. A revised booklet for 2019-2020 will be posted when the DMS application period opens later this year.
Ultrasound Job Shadow Form
PDF of Ultrasound Job Shadow Form

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Growing up I was always told that college was the ONLY option to be successful. I was told wrong. The careers of tomorrow are not in Philosophy, Literature, or Political Science. Nursing, Sonography, Computer Programming, Cyber Defense, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, and CNC Machining are the careers that will continue to grow.

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