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Abdominal-Extended, OB/GYN, and Vascular Learning Concentrations

Technician performing an abdominal ultrasound

Quick Facts

Earning Potential:

Median $75,380/year


Time Frame

  • 2,400 Clock Hours (2 Years)
  • Begins each January

Location:

📌Adult Main Campus


Total Estimated Cost:

  • Total Cost: $22,170

Admission Info:

Pre-Requisites:
  • College Math Course
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communications
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physics
WorkKeys Requirements:
  • Applied Math - 5
  • Graphic Literacy - 4
  • Workplace Docs - 5

 


Accreditations:

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Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography Logo
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Program Overview

This program prepares students to become diagnostic medical sonographers, using ultrasound technology to produce images of various body parts. The curriculum covers anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, sonography principles, and hands-on training with state-of-the-art equipment. Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS). The 2-year, full-time program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in the healthcare field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for diagnostic medical sonographers was $75,380 in May 2020. However, starting salaries for newly-graduated diagnostic medical sonographers can vary depending on location, employer, and experience level.


What do Diagnostic Medical Sonographers do?

Diagnostic medical sonographers and cardiovascular technologists and technicians typically do the following:

  • Prepare patients by explaining the procedure to them and answering their questions
  • Prepare exam rooms and maintain diagnostic imaging equipment
  • Properly situate patients for imaging
  • Operate equipment to obtain diagnostic images or to conduct tests
  • Review images or test results to check for quality and adequate coverage of the areas needed for diagnoses
  • Analyze results for abnormalities and other diagnostic information and provide a summary of findings to physicians
  • Record findings and keep track of patients’ records

Faculty

Tracie Runyon BA, RDMS (AB, OB, BR), RVT

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Adult Education Center, Adult Education Annex
Department(s)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Program Directors
Title(s)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
(740) 867-6641   x354

Education

Degree(s)
Bachelor of Arts, Marshall University 2012
Certificate, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Collins Career Technical Center 2007

Stephanie Dickess AAS, RDMS, RVT, RCS

Faculty Information

Location(s)
Adult Education Center, Adult Education Annex
Department(s)
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Title(s)
DMS Clinical Coordinator
Employed Since
2019

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
(740) 867-6641   x526

Education

Degree(s)
Associates of Science, Ohio University 2015
Certificate, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Collins Career Technical Center 2017

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs at Collins Career Technical Center are 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).


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