Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Earn your Associate’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) in as little as 18-months! Or your Bachelor’s Degree in as little as 27-months!
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: https://www.ardms.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/ARDMS-General-Prerequisites.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.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Passage Rates Statement
Graduates from a non-JRC-DMS accredited program without a Bachelors’s (or higher) degree are typically eligible 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.
At the time of this writing, ARDMS certification is not required for employment as a sonographer in the State of California.
• Earn your Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, not just a certificate
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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.
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
I attended Platt College Anaheim as a part of the very first graduating Diagnostic Medical Sonography class from 2016-18. I've worked at United Medical Imaging for the past two years and have grown so much...I obtained my Abdomen RDMS license in Feb. 2020 and currently working towards obtaining my RVT. If you find a job you love, you'll never work a day in your life and I have definitely found mine!