Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Students in this major will learn roles and responsibilities of the sonographer. They will learn body mechanics, scanning techniques, protocols, record keeping, and ethics. They will also learn about the physical and psychological concepts of patient care including routine procedures. Students are introduced to legal and ethics practiced in healthcare, anatomy and physiology, physics, and ultrasound equipment. Students will also learn the theory and techniques for various procedures including abdominal, transabdominal, small parts, and vascular ultrasounds and how to recognize normal and pathologic states during ultrasonic exams. Students are expected to attend clinical rotations that will provide opportunites to practice skills learned during theory. Students will need to obtain certification from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.