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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonography student and teacher in lab conducting exercise.

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 sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

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

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
9355-113th St. N, # 7709
Seminole, FL 33775
P: (727) 210-2350  
www.caahep.org

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS)
6021 University Blvd #500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443 -973-3251
www.jrcdms.org