The 21-month Medical Sonography degree program prepares students 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 program curriculum includes physics, sectional anatomy, pathology, physiology, patient care and abdominal, vascular and 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 in Raleigh. The program begins each Fall and Spring semester. Faculty and staff are committed to assisting students to reach their greatest potential through quality instruction and rigorous coursework.
The Medical Sonography degree prepares students to take the national registry examination to become a certified sonographer through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS). Certified sonographers provide imaging services under the supervision of a physician, who analyzes the images to aid in diagnosis.
Employment opportunities include hospitals, clinics, physician offices, medical laboratories, government agencies and industry.
Wake Tech's Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Abdominal-Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
CAAHEP can be contacted at 9355 113th St. North, Suite 7709, Seminole, FL 33775 or by calling 727-210-2350.
JRC-DMS can be contacted at 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, by calling 443-973-3251 or by faxing 866-738-3444.
The program is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Wake Tech academic programs (credit and non-credit) that are designed to lead to professional licenses are tied to North Carolina or national certifications. If you intend to pursue professional licenses outside North Carolina once you have completed your academic program at Wake Tech, please refer to the Professional Licensure section of the college's distance education authorization page for additional information.