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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Due to Legislative mandates, program changes have been made effective beginning Fall 2015. A major change is that BIOL 2402 has been re-added as a prerequisite. Please review the information carefully. Contact Sonography at 817-598-6217 or 817-598-8846 if you have any questions.

The Weatherford College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is a 22-month curriculum comprised of classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. The course of study is comprised of 65 semester-credit hours and is designed to prepare individuals for careers as
entry-level diagnostic medical sonographers.

Diagnostic imaging embraces several procedures that aid in diagnosing many ailments. Diagnostic medical sonographers use special equipment to direct non-ionizing, high frequency sounds waves into areas of the patient’s body. Sonographers operate the equipment which collects reflected echoes and forms an image that may be video-taped, transmitted, or photographed for interpretation and diagnosis by a physician.

PROGRAM GOALS:  The goal of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is to prepare competent entry-level general and vascular sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The Weatherford College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway, 19 N., Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org