Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
Offered through Health Sciences
@ Forest Park
This program provides a specialty in ultrasound technology for graduates with an associate
degree or two-year hospital-based program in another allied health area. You attend
full-time and complete classroom work and clinical education in an affiliated ultrasound
department. You acquire skills in record keeping, reviewing and recording pertinent
clinical patient history, performing the sonographic examination, providing for the
comforts and needs of the patient during the examination, and recording the anatomic,
pathologic and physiologic data for interpretation by the supervising physician. Students
interested in this program should possess effective oral communication skills with
patients and all members of the health care team, thoroughness, accuracy, empathy,
versatility and the ability to follow precise and detailed instructions.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to
ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.