The objective of the program is to prepare the student for employment as entry level Diagnostic Medical Sonographers who assist physicians in evaluating patient body parts and organ systems via medical ultrasound.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers may work in a variety of environments which include: hospitals, medical clinics, doctors' offices and research facilities. Work schedules may vary and require sonographers to work evenings, holidays, and/or weekends.
Studies include training in ultrasound instrumentation, specific terminology and anatomy in addition to clinical education courses.
Training includes five terms of integrated school and clinical education. Students are scheduled in classrooms Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Clinical education schedule will vary from classroom schedule.
The program is twelve months in duration. Graduates of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program are awarded a diploma.
Classroom sizes are limited to a maximum of 40 students.
Candidates seeking enrollment into the program must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be registered R.T. (R) , ARRT. However, candidates may be considered for admission if they are scheduled to sit for the next available registry exam.
*Not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. (CAAHEP)
The program is offered at the main campus in Pittsburgh.
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