CCC&TI offers educational opportunities in both Medical and Cardiovascular Sonography on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson, N.C.
A Medical Sonographer
creates images of abdominal organs (liver, pancreas, kidneys, etc.), fetuses,
and structures in the female pelvis. These images are made up of sound echoes or reflections. The sonographer directs
the sound waves into the body and reflections (echoes) return from the structures. The returning reflections are used to
create images of the different organs. Doctors review the images to determine if any diseases are present.
- The Sonography programs at Caldwell Community
College and Technical Institute are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation
of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org
upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on
Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33763
The current accreditation expires in 2020.
- Currently, the Cardiovascular Sonography program accepts between seven and nine students each year.
The Medical Sonography program accepts between seven and eleven students each year.
For general Admission Requirements , visit the Health Science Admissions
Due to our affiliation agreements with clinical sites, all students are required to have a criminal background check.
Information on how to obtain a criminal background check will be given at orientation to accepted sonography students.
Admission Requirements for the Sonography programs:
Job Opportunities & Salary
- Graduates of the Cardiovascular & Medical Sonography programs are employed in
hospitals, imaging centers, physician’s offices,
mobile imaging services, research, and education.
- The average salary for graduates of the Cardiovascular & Medical Sonography
programs is approximately $21.50 per hour.
To learn more about employment outlook and work environment in the Sonography field, visit CCC&TI's Career Coach site for the following program:
Sonography Program History
In July, 1982, a feasibility study concerning the need for a Medical Sonography program was conducted in western North Carolina. From this study, the need for a Medical Sonography program was established.
The Instructional Committee at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute approved the curriculum in December, 1983. The Medical Sonography program was approved by the State Board of Community Colleges in May, 1984. Seven students comprised the first class which began in August, 1984.
The Cardiovascular Sonography program evolved out of the Medical Sonography program. The first Cardiovascular class began in the Fall of 1992.
The study of Sonography at Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has evolved into a dynamic curriculum involving not only the college, but area hospitals and imaging centers.