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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, physicians' offices, medical laboratories, government agencies and industry.
The Wake Tech Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Abdominal-Extended and Obstetrics and Gynecology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of upon the recommendation of Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
The program is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.