Associates and Bachelors Degrees in
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
Earn your Associates or Bachelors degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
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
NOTICE: Platt College is proud to announce its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Alhambra campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint-Review Commission on Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). For more information please visit or contact:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
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.” NOTE: Graduation from the program does not guarantee entry into any career. Additional requirements may apply depending on an individual’s previous education and work experience.
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
- All program clinical externship sites meet the requirements of the Joint Review Committee on Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)
- Experienced Program Directors, each with over 12 years of experience in the field, who interact extensively with students
- Accredited by ACCSC
- Financial Aid is available to qualified students
Available at these Platt College campuses
The Associates program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) is available at the following Platt College campuses:
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Passage Rates Statement
Platt College launched its Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in February 2009. The first cohort graduated in September 2011. Graduates from a non-JRC-DMS accredited program without a Bachelors (or higher) degree are typically eligibile to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification examinations after one year of practice in the field. Graduates from a JRC-DMS accredited program are typically eligible for the ARDMS examination upon graduation.
Specific eligibility requirements vary depending on the applicant's background and are determined solely by ARDMS. To learn more about ARDMS prerequisites for examination eligibility, click here: http://www.ardms.org/downloads/prerequisite_chart.pdf
At the time of this writing, ARDMS certification is not required for employment as a sonographer in the state of California.
Serving Southern California for over 25 years
Serving the Greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire areas for over 25 years, Platt College’s School of Medical Sciences offers degree programs to train graduates to meet today’s health care needs. Programs include: Respiratory Therapy, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound), Medical Assisting, Medical Administrative Specialist, Health Care Leadership.
Platt College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
- Full-time Career Services staff
- Financial aid is available for qualified individuals
- Accessible campus locations with onsite free parking
- Morning and evening class schedules
For required program disclosure information please visit: www.plattcollege.edu/consumerinfo
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