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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 two-year curriculum comprised of classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning experiences. The course of study is comprised of 65 SCH semester-credit hours and is designed to prepare individuals for careers
as diagnostic sonographers. After obtaining an Associate in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, the graduate has the option of completing an additional 24 credit hours to obtain an advanced certificate in Cardiac Sonography.

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 interpre-
tation and diagnosis by a physician.

PROGRAM GOALS: Clinical Competency, Problem-Solving/Critical Thinking Skills, Communication, Professionalism, and Knowledge

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
1361 Park Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org