Medical Sonography

  • Associates of Applied Science (AAS)
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters
  • Admission Cycle: Fall
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: 8
  • More Information: Program Detail
  • Sonography Accrediation website is:  http://www.caahep.org/

Additional Information

Step 1: Download Admissions Requirements (MAR) Packet 
Step 2: View Allied Health Information Session (MAR) Presentation

Career Description

This program prepares students to use high frequency sound waves to image internal structures in the human body including abdominal organs, pelvic organs, small parts and the vascular system. Through a variety of educational experiences including classroom, laboratory and clinical settings the student will obtain the knowledge and experience needed to image and care for the patient in a variety of clinical settings.

Careers Available

Graduates may find employment in hospitals, physician’s offices, mobile services, and educational institutions.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $44,000 – $58,000/yr.

Course of Study

Course work includes effective communication and patient care skills combined with knowledge of physics, human anatomy, physiology and pathology, all of which are essential to obtaining high quality sonographic images.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Competencies in biology, algebra and physics are required. Strong math and science aptitude is helpful.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Good hand-eye coordination, critical thinking and problem solving skills, sense of responsibility and independence, ability to work with individuals of various ages and degree of illness, strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Program Contact

For specific information about the Medical Sonography Program, contact John Cassell at 336.734.7430 or jcassell@forsythtech.edu.