Sonography

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Sonography

Application Deadline

for admission to the Spring 2021 Sonography Program is extended to OCTOBER 1, 2020


Are you interested in a career in the medical field? Would you like to play a crucial role in the diagnosis of someone who is ill? Are you looking for a career with variety? Sonography might be the career for you!

Sonography is the use of sound waves to generate an image needed to assess and diagnose various medical conditions. Sonography is used to evaluate organs and tissue in many areas of the body. These specialties include vascular, obstetrics, gynecology, urology, and abdominal. A sonographer obtains the image necessary for a physician to diagnose and treat the patient.

At Midland College, an Associate of Applied Science for Sonography prepares you to work in entry-level positions in hospitals and other health care facilities through hands-on laboratory practice and a variety of clinical rotations. Students to learn how to use high-frequency sound waves to produce images needed for assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions.

 

Interested in Scheduling an Ultrasound with one of our Students?

  • You must have a doctor
  • You must be between 19-34 weeks gestation

Schedule Appointment

 

Instructor demonstrating a sonogram on a mannequin in the SimLife Center Student reviewing a sonogram image on a computer monitor Student practicing a sonogram on another student with two other students and the instructor observing

 

Joining Our Program

Marketable Skills

A career in sonography offers a wide variety of exams and procedures. A sonographer must be a driven individual with excellent marketable and critical thinking skills including:

  • Active Listening – Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • Social Perceptiveness – Understanding people's reactions
  • Reading Comprehension – Reading work-related information
  • Speaking – Talking to others
  • Critical Thinking – Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • Monitoring – Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Time Management – Managing your time and the time of other people
  • Active Learning – Figuring out how to use new ideas or things

Career Opportunities

Most diagnostic imaging workers are employed in hospitals or work in physicians’ offices or medical and diagnostic laboratories. There are a number of in-demand career possibilities including:

  • Respiratory Therapy Technicians
  • Radiologic Technicians
  • Neurodiagnostic Technologists
  • Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians
  • Radiation Therapists
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Endoscopy Technicians
  • Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians

Demand

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says the employment of diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians is projected to grow 17% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages, the need to diagnose medical conditions—such as blood clots and heart disease—will likely increase.

Program Requirements

 

  • Take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) and score minimum level of proficient.

    MC Testing Services
  • Complete Clinical Site visit

  • Required Immunizations:
    • Mumps-Measles-Rubella (MMR, 2 doses)
    • Hepatitis B (3 doses)
    • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - 2 doses or verification of disease
    • Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (Tdap) - 1 dose within the last 10 years
  • Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of “C”:
    • PHYS 1415 - Physical Science I or PHYS 1401, College Physics I
    • BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I
    • MATH 1314 - College Algebra
    • ENGL 1301 - Composition I
    • HPRS 1106 - Essentials of Medical Terminology

What to Expect if Accepted

  • Class meets on campus one day per week during each semester.
  • Clinical is completed at the assigned clinical site 3 days per week from 8-5.
  • Students are required to maintain CPR license and personal health insurance throughout the duration of the program.

2017-2018 Program Outcomes

  • Student Retention: 77%
  • Job Placement: 80%
  • Credential Success Rates
    • Abdominal/Superficial Structures: 0%
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology: 57%
    • SPI: 75%

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Login to My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

WHY STUDY SONOGRAPHY AT MC?

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of Midland College degrees and/or certificates does not guarantee eligibility to take a certification/registry/licensure examination. The eligibility of each person is determined on an individual basis by the regulatory body of the specific discipline. If you have a conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, physical or mental disability/illness, hospitalization/treatment for chemical dependency within the past five years, current intemperate use of drugs or alcohol or a previous denial of a licensure or action by a licensing authority, you will need to contact the specific regulatory body for an individual ruling. Some programs require a criminal background check and urine and drug screen.

 

 

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