Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Proper treatment of healthcare patients always depends on an accurate diagnosis. Sonography is an imaging process, also referred to as ultrasound, that is often used to assist doctors in gathering the information necessary to make a diagnosis. Doctors rely on highly skilled sonographers to perform ultrasounds and gather the necessary data.
As a sonographer, you will assist patients undergoing the procedure and operate the sonography equipment to collect images. You will use your training to provide patient care and scan patients to produce ultrasound images looking for subtle differences between healthy and pathologic areas to provide for the interpreting physician to make a diagnosis.
The LCCC Sonography program provides a well-rounded and generalized education that includes training in abdominal (liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas) and obstetrics/gynecology (the female reproductive system and pregnancies) with an introduction into vascular (blood flows). Sonographers may also specialize in vascular (blood flows), pediatrics, breast and musculoskeletal areas.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national certification examination in sonographic principles and instrumentation, and specialty examinations in abdomen and in obstetrics and gynecology, which are given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
Most Diagnostic Medical Sonographers work in hospitals, although career opportunities also exist in physician’s offices and medical and diagnostic laboratories.
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Craig Peneff, MHHS, RDMS, RVT
University Partnership Programs
Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program courses may transfer to these university partnership programs:
Transfer to another college or university
LCCC is a great place to start. You can complete the first years of your education at LCCC at our lower tuition rate and then transfer your credits to another college or university to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Getting started while you’re still in high school
You don’t have to wait to graduate from high school to start earning college credit.
The College Credit Plus program offers you an opportunity to earn college credit as early as seventh grade. Courses are frequently offered on-site at local high schools. Students may also have the option of taking LCCC classes online or on our campus. Classes taken through CCP count for both high school and college credit and are FREE for most students.
The MyUniversity program, a unique partnership between LCCC and area high schools, provides a pathway for high school students to the full college experience – starting in high school!