Sonography students begin gaining valuable experience within the first six weeks of the program by working with volunteer patients.
The St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC) Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org).
Ultrasound Technologists, also known as Sonographers, perform and analyze ultrasound images through the use of high frequency sound waves in a variety of medical settings.
The Sonography Program provides the student with academic study, laboratory, and clinical experience. The clinical experience will affiliate the students with facilities located within the five state region and beyond during the final Spring Semester and May Term.
Students must provide their own transportation to clinical facilities, as well as living arrangements.
Sonography students will receive comprehensive training and experience performing scanning procedures in abdominal, superficial structures, gynecological and obstetrical ultrasound. Students will also receive training and experience in vascular ultrasound procedures.
Graduates of this program will be able to obtain, review, and integrate pertinent and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results, analyze and process anatomic, pathologic and/or physiologic data for interpretation by a physician.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take the national registry exams in Ultrasound Physics, Abdominal Ultrasound, and Obstetrical and Gynecological Ultrasound following American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) prerequisite guidelines. This program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP).
Admission preference will be given to students who have completed the admission requirements with post secondary education and health care experience. Prior health experience is helpful. Applicants should be aware that this program has very rigorous technical and clinical courses where eye-hand coordination skills are required for scanning. Students must be able to communicate effectively when performing ultrasound examinations.
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.