ATTENTION: This program has been inactivated by the department for Fall 2018 and will no longer be available for new student enrollments. Interested new students should consider reviewing the Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS degree (major code #3426) - new Fall 2018.
Are you a problem solver with strong interpersonal skills? Do you have an interest in producing ultrasound images of the human body to help diagnose diseases? Are you looking for a career that combines these skills and allows you to make a difference in the lives of others? If this sounds like you, a career in diagnostic medical sonography may be the YOUR choice.
What can I do with this in the workforce?
After graduation, you may work as an entry-level diagnostic medical sonographer in ultrasound departments in hospitals and independent medical imaging centers.
You may be suited for this program and career if you:
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What is HACC’s program like?
By enrolling in our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, you will learn how to perform general ultrasound imaging as an entry-level diagnostic medical sonographer. You will acquire ultrasound images of the human body that physicians will use to make a medical diagnosis.
Locally YOURS, our program works with affiliated hospitals and medical imaging centers in the area. This allows you to gain hands-on experience. We provide classroom and lab instruction, while hospitals and medical imaging centers provide the clinical instruction.
Our program is selective, which means you must meet specific requirements beyond admission to the College. For example, you need to complete and pay for the following before starting the clinical portion:
As a graduate of our program, you will know how to:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. They are located at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, and their phone number is 727-210-2350. This accreditation is upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). They are located at 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, and their phone number is 443-973-3251.
What classes will I take?
Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?
Yes! Although our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is designed to lead you directly into the workforce, transfer opportunities are available f you wish to continue your education. Affordably YOURS, our programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. Therefore, we encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC.
YOUR transfer options include:
|Bloomsburg University of PA:||Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)
|La Roche College:||Diagnostic Medical Sonography-Ultrasound Technology into Medical Imaging BA (pdf)
|Siena Heights University Online:||Diagnostic Medical Sonography into Bachelor Degree Applied Science (ONLINE) (pdf)
Where can I complete this program?
You can complete the entire program at our Harrisburg Campus. Clinical rotations are assigned within 85 miles of the Harrisburg Campus.
Does HACC offer scholarships?
Yes! Thanks to the HACC Foundation, scholarships are available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships to learn how you can apply.
When can I apply?
We offer courses in the spring, summer and fall, and you can apply anytime. When enrolling into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, you must apply to the non-clinical component of the program first. Therefore, please use the program code 354P to make sure your application is for the correct program.
How can I learn more?