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Sonography

CCC&TI offers educational opportunities in both Medical and Cardiovascular Sonography.


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.

  Arrow    Associate's Degree (A.A.S.)
  Student using ultrasound equipment in a lab environment

Sonographer proforming an exam.
  A Cardiovascular Sonographer is responsible for creating images of adult hearts and blood vessels. These images are made of sound reflections or echoes. The sonographer directs the sound waves into the body and reflections from the heart and blood vessels return. These reflections create images that physicians review to determine if any diseases are present.

  Arrow    Associate's Degree (A.A.S.)
  Arrow    Cardiovascular Certificate
  Arrow    Echocardiography Certificate

Accreditation - 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 (www.jrcdms.org).

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

The current accreditation expires in May, 2015.

Admission Process - 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 page.

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.

Registry Requirements-
-Graduates of the Cardiovascular Sonography program are eligible to sit for the Sonographic Principles & Instrumentation and Adult Echo registry exams sponsored by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
-Graduates of the Medical Sonography program are eligible to sit for the Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation, Abdomen, and Obstetrics/Gynecology registries.

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.