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 the recommended curriculum model below 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 2020

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 4 2 0 5
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 2 0 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 3 0 0 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite 0 2 0 1
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 231
OR
Public Speaking REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
ENG 115 Oral Communication (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 19
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 25

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
SON 110 Intro to Sonography Requisite 1 3 3 3
SON 112 Sonographic Terminology 1 0 0 1
SON 130 Abdominal Sonography I 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 4
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 7

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
SON 111 Sonographic Physics Requisite 3 3 0 4
SON 120 SON Clinical Ed I Requisite 0 0 15 5
SON 131 Abdominal Sonography II Requisite 1 3 0 2
SON 140 Gynecological Sonography Requisite 2 0 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 6
Clinical/WBL Hours: 15
Credit Hours: 13

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
SON 121 SON Clinical Ed II Requisite 0 0 15 5
SON 241 Obstetrical Sonography I Requisite 2 0 0 2
SON 272 Advanced Pathology Requisite 0 3 0 1
Totals

Class Hours: 2
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 15
Credit Hours: 8

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
SON 220 SON Clinical Ed III Requisite 0 0 24 8
SON 242 Obstetrical Sonography II Requisite 2 0 0 2
SON 250 Vascular Sonography Requisite 1 3 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 24
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
SON 221 SON Clinical Ed IV Requisite 0 0 24 8
SON 225 Case Studies Requisite 0 3 0 1
SON 289 Sonographic Topics Requisite 2 0 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 2
Lab/Shop Hours: 3
Clinical/WBL Hours: 24
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Students may work on completing the general education courses prior to acceptance, but all of the courses must be completed prior to the beginning of fall semester.

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.), completion of  training as a certified nurse assistant I and II, and qualified work experience in a medical 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, or REL 110. 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.

A45440 REVISED