General Information about the Program and Profession
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is 20 months in length and is a cohort program, whereas the students all start the program in August and must pass each semester successfully to continue on to the next semester. Graduates of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to sit for the National Certification Examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in Abdomen/Small Parts, Breast, OB/GYN (RDMS), and Vascular Technology (RVT). The student will also be eligible to sit for National Certification Exams with the ARDMS and CCI.
Eligibility for the exams does not guarantee credentialing as a registered sonographer. The student must pass two credentialing exams offered by the ARDMS to be considered a registered sonographer. One of these exams must be Sonography Principles and Instrumentation. The students are eligible to sit for ARDMS exams within 60 days of completing the program.
In order to receive a certificate of completion and graduate in good standing, the student must:
· Have passed each course, clinical and didactic, with a 75%
· Have completed all the mandatory competencies at the school
· Have completed all the clinical competencies
· Be in good standing with the school
· Have all tuition paid in full