The Medical Sonography Program at Wake Tech is a 21-month program offering an Associate in Applied Science degree. The program prepares the student for a career as a medical sonographer, a skilled health care professional who uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal structures of the body.
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 program is offered at Wake Tech's Perry Health Sciences Campus, adjacent to WakeMed hospital in Raleigh. The program begins each Fall and Spring semester, and classes are held during daytime hours.
The Medical Sonography degree prepares students to take the national registry examination to become a certified sonographer through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, with the ARRT(S) credential. 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.