Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program – CAAHEP Accredited
Congratulations to Sangeetha Gopalaseshan, Program Chair, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, Jason Smolka, President, and the entire team at Rockford Career College who helped the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program gain Abdomen Extended and OB/GYN accreditation through the JRC-DMS! Your dedication to the profession and your students is appreciated.
What You Learn in a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
During the program, you could take courses such as: Ultrasound Physics, Pathophysiology, and Introduction to Vascular Sonography.
In these courses, you could learn about:
- The parameters of both pulsed wave and continuous wave, components of the ultrasound system, transducer types and architecture, ultrasound modalities, sound tissue interaction, ultrasound artifacts, biological effects, preventative maintenance, the ALARA principle, and knobology and instrumentation in a laboratory environment
- The functions, integration and coordination of cells; cellular responses to injury; inflammation; healing and its complications; immunopathology; neoplasia; and pathogenesis of cancer
- The anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, with emphasis on extracranial arterial, extremity venous and arterial, and abdominal vasculature
You would also complete general education courses such as College Math and Life Science to meet associate degree requirements. Hands-on practice in the lab, coupled with externships in clinical settings, allow students to develop the practical skills necessary for her new career.
Rockford Career College's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at a Glance
Program Length: 19 months
Learning Environment: Blended program incorporating on-campus and online elements
Link to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Lead Instructor
Job Outlook: 19% between 2020 and 2030.1
Find out more about our diagnostic medical sonography program today. Call 888.680.6682 or submit the Request Information form on our website. Find your purpose in life. Choose a career that improves not only your own future but also those of the people around you.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.onetonline.org/link/localtrends/29-2032.00?st=IL&g=Go, retrieved 1/10/2022.
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