Wake Tech Course ID: A45440
Completion Earns:AAS - Associate in Applied Science
Financial Aid:Yes, financial aid is available for this program
The Medical Sonography Program at Wake Technical Community College is a 21-month program offering an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The program prepares the student for a career as a medical sonographer, a skilled health care professional who uses high-frequency sound waves that produce images of internal structures of the body.
The Medical Sonography degree prepares students to take the national registry examination to become a certified sonographer through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Sonography Credential) ARRT(S). Certified sonographers provide imaging services under the supervision of a physician who analyzes these images to aid in diagnosis.
Employment opportunities include hospitals, clinics, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies, and industry.
The Medical Sonography curriculum includes physics, sectional anatomy, pathology, physiology, patient care, abdominal, vascular, obstetrical/gynecological sonography. Students will be placed at various health care facilities where they will work with hospital staff. Students will have contact with ill and injured patients. They will complete a limited number of night and weekend rotations.
The Medical Sonography Program is offered at Wake Tech's Perry Health Sciences Campus, adjacent to WakeMed in Raleigh. The program begins each fall and spring semester; classes are held during daytime hours.
The Medical Sonography Program faculty and staff are committed to assisting students to reach their greatest potential through quality instruction and rigorous coursework.
The mission of the Wake Tech Medical Sonography Program is to provide students with a comprehensive education in medical sonography. The Sonography program is committed to providing the healthcare community with competent and professional entry-level sonographers.