Why Choose This Program?

Seeing those first images of a baby in utero are magical moments for expectant moms. The expertise behind those images resides with ultrasound technologists, also known as sonographers.

Sonographers perform and analyze ultrasound images through the use of high frequency sound waves for a variety of procedures beyond obstetrics. Sonographers also put their skills to work scanning abdominal organs, breasts, superficial structures, vascular and musculoskeletal systems.

Graduates of the sonography program find meaningful work in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, and mobile scanning services. Those looking for additional career opportunities can explore sales and marketing for ultrasound manufacturers, research, and education.

See if a career as an ultrasound technologist is right for you. Learn more about the sonography program.


Additional Program Information is available from this webpage on the right-hand side including the Admissions Process for the programs, Program Faculty Information, and other important program related information.  Please review all of the program information on the Program Admissions link.  This is a professional education program and you will be expected to display personal responsibility and understanding of the requirements of the program and profession.  If you still have additional questions, please attend a program information session and learn more about applying to the program and what types of jobs this education can lead towards.

Program Information Session

To learn more about the Sonography program, sign up for an Information Session. These sessions provide an opportunity to:

  • Talk face-to-face with program faculty.
  • Tour state-of-the-art labs, where hands on learning comes to life.
  • Get your questions answered.

Watch the program video and review program web pages for more information.

Skills Acquired

  • Communicate effectively with patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Act in a professional manner.
  • Committed to ongoing learning to maintain knowledge and expertise.
  • Be able to critically think and apply learned knowledge.
  • Recognize normal and pathological ultrasound images of the human organs, musculoskeletal and vascular systems.
  • Analyze record and process ultrasound images to be interpreted by a physician.  

Career Choices in Sonography

Types of Careers

  • Hospital Setting
  • Clinic Setting
  • Mobile Setting
  • Specialization in Obstetrics, Vascular, Pediatrics, Musculoskeletal & Breast
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Application Specialist
  • Management
  • Education
  • Research

Potential Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Imaging Services
  • Ultrasound Companies
  • Temporary Services
  • Colleges
  • Vascular Centers
  • Breast Centers
  • Obstetric Centers

Projected Job Growth

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers will see a growth change of 46% from 2012-2022.

Data from the Occupational Employment Statics program, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Average State Pay

According to the 2013 SDMS Salary and Benefit Survey Report, the median salary for sonographers is $78,520 annually.


"I enjoy the challenges of the profession and the hands-on patient interaction.”
Mallory McCarthy, first year sonography student 

Degrees & Certificates

Sonography students are able to complete national registries through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) during the program and after graduation. 

Clubs & Organizations

The SCTCC Sonography Club is actively involved on campus and out in the community.

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Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303