Sonography

The Amarillo College Sonography Program takes two years to complete, with graduates earning the right to test for national certification credentials. The College is committed to providing a comprehensive educational environment that prepares students to engage in the daily challenges and responsibilities required of a competent and trained entry-level sonographer. AC Strives to produce graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled, compassionate and clinically competent.

Sonography

What can you do with a Sonography degree?


The diagnostic medical sonographer provides patient services using medical ultrasound equipment which generates high-frequency sound waves. The sonographer helps gather sonographic information that can assist the physician in the diagnosis of a variety of conditions and diseases. You also will commonly be asked to monitor fetal development. Unlike x-ray diagnostic studies, sonography is a radiation-free imaging procedure. Sonographers may be employed in hospitals, clinics, private offices and industry.  The demand for sonographers, including suitable qualified educators, researchers, and administrators, continues to exceed the supply, with faster than average job growth anticipated.

Sonography

Enter the Workforce with a Two Year Degree  

First Semester Prior to Admission
PHYS 1305 - Introductory Physics I 3 hrs
HITT 1305 - Medical Terminology I 3 hrs
BIOL 2401 - Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hrs
Language, Philosophy & Culture or Creative Arts 3 hrs
Math 1314- College Algebra 3 hrs
First Fall semester
DMSO 1110 Intro to Sonography 1 hrs
DMSO 1405 Sono Abdominopelvic 4 hrs
DMSO 1260 Clinical 2 hrs
BIOL 2402 - Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hrs
First Spring Semester
SPCH 1318- Interpersonal Communication 3 hrs
DMSO 1302 Basic Ultrasound Physics 3 hrs
DMSO 2405 Sonography of OB/GYN 4 hrs
DMSO 1266 Practicum 2 hrs
Second Fall semester
DSVT 1103 Intro Vascular Technology 1 hrs
DMSO 1391 Pediatric Sono 3 hrs
DMSO 2266 Practicum 2 hrs
ENGL 1301 - Composition I 3 hrs
Second Spring Semester
DMSO 2130 Advanced Ultrasound and Review 1 hrs
DMSO 2245 Advanced Sonography Practices 2 hrs
DMSO 2366 Practicum 3 hrs
PSYC 2319 - Social Psychology 3 hrs