Degrees and Certificates
Currently we don't scan on obstetric patients during the Fall Semester, only during the Spring Semester.
Free Ultrasounds Performed
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The Sonography program needs volunteer patients for a variety of ultrasound exams
- Abdomen Complete
- Pre or Post-menopausal Pelvis
- Liver Vasculature
- Carotid Arteries
- Leg Veins
Sonography Volunteer Lab Schedule
For schedule and sign up click here
Why Choose This Program
With a Sonography degree, graduates have the skills and expertise to perform and analyze ultrasound images through the use of high-frequency sound waves for procedures that go beyond obstetrics.
Students will learn scanning procedures in abdominal, superficial structures, gynecological, obstetrical, and vascular ultrasound. Clinical internship experience lets students put their classroom knowledge to the test in the real world and opens doors to career opportunities after graduating.
Sonography grads find work in hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, and mobile scanning services.
"I enjoy the challenges of the profession and the hands-on patient interaction.”
- Mallory McCarthy, first year sonography student
- 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.
Types of Careers
- Hospital Setting
- Clinic Setting
- Mobile Setting
- Specialization in Obstetrics, Vascular, Pediatrics, Musculoskeletal & Breast
- Sales & Marketing
- Application Specialist
- Imaging Services
- Ultrasound Companies
- Temporary Services
- 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. https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/projections
Average State Pay
According to the 2013 SDMS Salary and Benefit Survey Report, the median salary for sonographers is $78,520 annually.
Where Grads Work
- St. Cloud VA
- St. Cloud Hospital
- Lake Health System
- Cuyuna Medical Center
- Lakewood Health System
- CentraCare Health
- Essentia Health
- Minneapolis VA
- Center for Diagnostic Imaging
Accreditations & Credentials
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).
Advising Assistance for admitted Pre-Sonography Students at SCTCC:
Pre-Sonography student advisors are located in the Academic Advising Center.
Office: Northway Building, 1-312
Sonography Program Faculty Representative:
Our Sonography Program has a faculty member that will address questions about time in the class, clinicals, and about faculty in the Program. If you have questions related to these topics, please contact our Faculty Representative:
Office: Health Sciences Building, 125E
Sonography students are able to complete national registries through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) during the program and after graduation.
Sonography Program Achievement Reports
Clubs & Organizations
The SCTCC Sonography Club is actively involved on campus and out in the community.