Get the Skills to Become an Advanced Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
96 Weeks* Hands-On Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Training Program in Sacramento, CA
The student receives one thousand four hundred ninety five (1495) hours of didactic and laboratory instruction and eight hundred (800) hours of clinical education allowing them to apply the lecture topics to practical use. The curriculum provides students with the technical, clinical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this field. In addition, the program prepares students to take their ARDMS examinations. Upon completion of the program, a diploma is awarded. Normal completion time for this program is 96 weeks excluding any holiday and vacation times.
Next Start Date: Currently not accepting applications for the DMSA program
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Physics & Instrumentation
- Foundation of Sonography
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Abdomen & Small Parts
- Arterial/Vascular Ultrasound
What Differentiates Advanced Diagnostic Medical Sonography from General Diagnostic Medical Sonography?
During the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced (DMSA) training program, you’ll learn echocardiography in addition to general sonography. Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce a heart’s images, allowing a doctor to examine the heart function and identify heart disease. While the DMSA training program does take a little longer to complete, gaining additional skill (echocardiography) widens your knowledge base, allowing for greater employment opportunities. And, learning echocardiography means you may earn more than general Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Technicians. If you would like to take your career to the next level, consider the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced (DMSA) training program.
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According to the 2018 data from the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the annual wage mean for the Diagnostic medical sonographers in California is $91,380. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at SUI has been preparing general sonographers for over 15 years now. The school is now offering a 96 weeks Advanced Diagnostic Medical Program and is the only private post-secondary school in Sacramento that offers a program in cardiovascular/echo sonography. SUI students upon completion are eligible and ready to take their ARDMS & ARRT exams. The school also secures clinical sites for students. Many of SUI alumni work at Sacramento’s best hospitals. It only took 96 weeks commitment to enter the growing field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Make a phone call at 916-877-7977 and jump-start your career.
Although it is possible to acquire a job without being a registered sonographer, it is often required by employers that all sonographers have current registrations.
Students with a Bachelor’s degree are eligible to sit for the exam upon program completion (Prerequisite 3A). Students with Associates degree in Allied Health are also eligible to sit for the registry exam (Prerequisite 1). Students with Associates degree other than Allied Health will have the option of taking the ARRT exam which will serve as a prerequisite for the ARDMS registry exam (Prerequisite 5). To learn more about the ARDMS registry prerequisites, please read the ARDMS disclosure and go to ARDMS.org or click the link here.
Program Hours: 2295 Hours
Program Length: 96 Weeks
Credits: 92.5 Credits
- Program Requirement: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree (Any Field). Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Program Prerequisites: General Physics
- General Admissions Requirements for All Programs
2019 – 2020 Program Performance
- 19-20 Graduation Rate 92%
- 19-20 Employment Rate 70%
Registration Fee (non-refundable) $100.00
Student Tuition Recovery Fund $0.00
Uniforms (Two Sets) $100.00
Laptop Fee $750.00
Total Cost $53,707.50
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