Degrees and Certificates
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.
- Communicate effectively with patients and healthcare professionals.
- 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.
- Identify the physical principles and parameters of sound waves in the production and processing of ultrasound imaging.
- Identify normal sonographic anatomy of the human organs, musculoskeletal and vascular systems.
- Demonstrate scanning proficiencies in a simulated clinical laboratory setting of the human organs, musculoskeletal and vascular systems.
- Complete clinical internships and be proficient in the scanning of the human body under the guidance of registered sonographers.
- Be prepared to take the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) specialty examinations in Physics, Abdomen and OB/GYN.
- To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains
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
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:
Office: Northway Building, 1-312
Sonography Program 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
- Achievement Report Graduating Class 2014
- Achievement Report Graduating Class 2015
- Achievement Report Graduating Class 2016
- Achievement Report Graduating Class 2017
- Achievement Report Graduating Class 2018
- Sonography Obstetric Scanning - Free Ultrasounds
Clubs & Organizations
The SCTCC Sonography Club is actively involved on campus and out in the community.