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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
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: 1950

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: August 2020
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:00 - Noon
  • P.M. Hours: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Clinical schedules will vary by site.
     
  • This program is open to adults only. Students must attend full-time (Both AM and PM sessions)

Expenses

Outcomes

MNTC Sonography Program Outcomes
First page of the MNTCSonographyProgramOutcomes PDF file

Credentials 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.)

 
 

Accreditations

Inside Sonography

Is this program right for me?

Attributes

  • Science
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Inductive Reasoning and Speech Clarity
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Time Management
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing

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 - $24.40 - $48.00 Hourly; $50,760 - $99,840 Annually
  • OK - $22.60 - $45.38 Hourly; $47,010 - $94,380 Annually

SOC Code: 29-2032.00 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 

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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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Scholarships

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.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Help Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: Can I schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor?

A: You may schedule an appointment once the application period has opened and the application booklet has been finalized.

Q: Can I take the prerequisites at Moore Norman Technology Center?

A: No, all prerequisites must be taken for College Credit.

Q: Does MNTC require student ID badges?

A: Yes. All students and staff must wear an MNTC badge while on campus. Pictures for badges are taken during the registration process.

Q: How many students do you accept?

A: 10 Students are selected.

Q: How much does this program cost?

A: Refer to the "expenses" tab above.

Q: I can't attend during the daytime, do you offer night classes?

A: This long-term program is not available in the evening. You might consider one of our short-term health classes or programs!

Q: Is there a waiting list?

A: For this program, you will need to speak with an MNTC Career Advisor. Set up your free career advisement today!

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Q: What kind of job could I get from this program?

A: Refer to the "potential occupations" tab above.

Q: What kind of testing is required prior to getting into the program?

A: Testing information is available during your meeting with an MNTC Career Advisor. 

Q: When does the program start?

A: Refer to the "class times" tab above.

Q: When is the application period?

A:  The Sonography program is a 15-month program. Application periods vary. Check this website regularly for application information.

Q: Who can apply?

A: Refer to the "Who can attend?" tab above.

Q: Why is this program only available to adult students?

A: In order to enroll in these classes, students must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and meet all pre-requisite and entrance requirements.

Q: Will MNTC help me find job opportunities during or after I finish the program?

A: Yes! Our Career and College Connection team coordinate career and college fairs on campus throughout the year. They also help with resumes, interviews, employment opportunities, etc. Additionally, internships are may be available to eligible students.

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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