Associate's Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonographer getting an ultrasound of patient

Begin your Career Path to Becoming an Ultrasound Technician with CHCP's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate of Applied Science Degree!

Designed Program Length:  96 Weeks

The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer via online and residential classroom and clinical hands-on training, as well as through professional development. Graduates will have theoretical pathologic sonography of the abdomen, superficial structures and obstetrics and gynecology, as well as general education courses. Graduates will learn and demonstrate scanning techniques and protocols of the abdomen, superficial structures and obstetrics/gynecology in the laboratory and clinical settings, integrating the lectures with clinical education. Ultrasonographers perform ultrasound procedures in clinics, hospitals and acute or long-term care facilities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that Diagnostic Medical Sonographer will be increase significantly over the next several years, forecasting 17% growth by 2026.* If you enjoy interacting with people, are detail-oriented, caring, and want to help others, diagnostic medical sonography may be the career for you!


What does an Ultrasound Technician or Medical Sonographer do? 

  • Prepares patients for procedures by taking a patient’s history

  • Prepares and maintains imaging equipment

  • Operates equipment to get diagnostic images of areas in the patient’s body

  • Analyzes the images 

  • Provide an oral or written summary of technical findings to physicians for medical diagnosis

How will I afford my Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Associates of Applied Science Degree?

  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Our friendly and helpful financial aid staff will help you determine what financial assistance you are eligible to receive, and will guide you through the process of applying. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

How will I find an Ultrasound Technician or Medical Sonographer job once I graduate?

  • CHCP career services offers job placement assistance as well as interview and resume writing tips and more. Check out our career services page!



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7/1/2016 – 6/30/2017





7/1/2017 – 6/30/2018





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