Associates and Bachelors Degrees
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) program at the Platt School of Medical Sciences is designed to prepare graduates to pursue careers in Sonography, a dynamic specialty area in the rapidly-expanding health care field. Upon successful completion of foundational coursework and a clinical externship, graduates of the program are awarded an Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) offers examinations to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. To learn more about ARDMS prerequisites for examination eligibility, click here: http://www.ardms.org/downloads/prerequisite_chart.pdf
What is Diagnostic Medical Sonography?
Diagnostic medical sonography utilizes high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. These images aid physicians in their diagnosis of the patient.
Sonographers typically work closely with patients and radiologists in clinical health-care settings, including medical centers, medical clinics, and physicians’ offices.
FAVORABLE JOB OUTLOOK The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008-09 Occupational Outlook Handbook says that “job opportunities [for Sonographers] should be favorable, with employment expected to increase by about 19 percent through 2016—faster than the average for all occupations.”
Platt College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) program is right for you!
- Earn your Associates or Bachelors degree, not just a certificate
- Enrollment is limited to a small number of high-caliber students to ensure personalized attention from instructors and foster close teamwork amongst students
- All instructors hold certifications from the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
- Experienced Program Directors, each with over 12 years of experience in the field, who interact extensively with students
Platt College would like to thank its past and present clinical externship partners, including:
- White Memorial Hospital
- Hill Street Imaging
- Diagnostic Medical Group of Southern California
- United Medical Imaging Inc.
- BA Imaging
- VIP Nephrology
- Clinica La Victoria
- Westchester Imaging
- Center Lake Imaging
- Excel Imaging
- Trinity Diagnostics
- Magnolia Imaging
- American Diagnostics
- Sun Radiology
- Amex Medical Ultrasound
- Whitefield Radiology
- The Cardiovascular Institute
What Our Graduates Say
Coming to Platt was important to me because it has helped me attain the necessary skills and experience I needed to be more marketable in the medical field.
What I liked best about attending Platt was the small class sizes. The instructors are able to give each student the attention needed to succeed. Every instructor I had at Platt was helpful and very understanding about the demands put on students in accelerated classes. I enjoyed attending Platt.