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Medical Sonography

Curriculum Description

The Medical Sonography curriculum provides knowledge and clinical skills in the application of high frequency sound waves to image internal body structures.

Course work includes physics, cross-sectional anatomy, abdominal, introductory vascular and obstetrical/gynecological sonography. Competencies are attained in identification of normal anatomy and pathological processes, use of equipment, fetal growth and development, integration of related imaging, and patient interaction skills.

Graduates of accredited programs may be eligible to take examinations in ultrasound physics and instrumentation and specialty examinations administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and find employment in clinics, physicians’ offices, mobile services, hospitals and educational institutions.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. Courses with the prefix of SON are only offered during the semesters listed below.

Associate in Applied Science

A45440 REVISED
NC CIP: 51.0910
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology 4 2 0 5
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3 0 0 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 0 2 0 1
SON 110 Intro to Sonography 1 3 3 3
SON 130 Abdominal Sonography I 2 3 0 3
   
    13 10 3 18

Spring Semester
SON 111 Sonographic Physics NEW Version 2013FA 3 3 0 4
SON 120 SON Clinical Ed I 0 0 15 5
SON 131 Abdominal Sonography II 1 3 0 2
SON 140 Gynecological Sonography 2 0 0 2
Select one:
Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 6 15 16

Summer Term
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
SON 121 SON Clinical Ed II 0 0 15 5
SON 241 Obstetrical Sonography I 2 0 0 2
SON 271 Doppler Sonography Topics 1 3 0 2
SON 272 Advanced Pathology 0 3 0 1
   
    6 6 15 13

Fall Semester
SON 220 SON Clinical Ed III 0 0 24 8
SON 242 Obstetrical Sonography II 2 0 0 2
SON 250 Vascular Sonography NEW Version 2013FA 1 3 0 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
  OR        
General Psychology 3 0 0 3
   
    6 3 24 18

Spring Semester
SON 221 SON Clinical Ed IV 0 0 24 8
SON 225 Case Studies 0 3 0 1
SON 289 Sonographic Topics 2 0 0 2
   
    2 3 24 11

Total Credit Hours: 76

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Additional admissions requirements:Biology, algebra and physics recommended.

  1. Grade of C or better in all required related and program specific courses is mandatory for admission and progression in the Medical Sonography program.
  2. Completion of the Forsyth Tech Student Medical Form upon acceptance into the program.

Program Information
This program has limited enrollment. Students are chosen by a selective admissions process based on grades earned in required related courses (i.e. biology, English, psychology, etc.) and completion of any training such as certified nurse assistant I and II, emergency medical technician, paramedic or any diploma or degree in a health or non-health field. The Admissions Office can provide additional information on the selection process. Readmission may be possible but requires reapplying and approval by the college.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 120, HUM 170, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education. In addition, national and/or state registry and/or licensure boards may prohibit
eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records. Please refer to the Health Technologies section on www.forsythtech.edu.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.