Sonography

Sonography

Degrees and Certificates

Obsteric Scanning

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Free Ultrasounds Performed

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The Sonography program needs volunteer patients for a variety of ultrasound exams

  • Carotid Arteries
  • Abdominal Vasculature
  • Female Pelvis
  • Thyroid
  • Leg Veins

Sonography Volunteer Lab Schedule

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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.

Good Stuff

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

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.  
100
%
3-year Placement Rate
$
38
Central MN hourly salary range

Career Choices

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. 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.

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).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354

Info Sessions

Tuesday
25
September
3:00 PM

H019

Tuesday
30
October
3:00 PM

H019

Tuesday
27
November
3:00 PM

H019

Contact Us

Advising Assistance for admitted Pre-Sonography Students at SCTCC:

Pre-Sonography student advisors are located in the Academic Advising Center.
Email: aac@sctcc.edu 
Phone: 320-308-5741
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:

Jeff Gunderson
E-mail: jgunderson@sctcc.edu  
Phone: 320-308-0971
Office: Health Sciences Building, 125E

Additional Information

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

Achievment Report Graduating Class 2014

Achievment Report Graduating Class 2015

Achievment Report Graduating Class 2016

Related Links

Clubs & Organizations

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

SCTCC Student Clubs

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