Associate of Applied Science

Parker’s high-caliber, CAAHEP accredited sonography students find small class sizes led by dedicated professionals, who show how to master diagnostic technique and how to approach critical sonography issues. We prepare each student with a thorough education, real-world experience, and research-based teachings to ensure that our students lead their peers in this growing industry.

Our Mission

Parker University’s Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Sonography provides students with the academic and clinical knowledge to be prepared for employment in the ultrasound field. The program will provide a progressive curriculum which will enable them to approach their career with confidence, passion, and commitment.  We are constantly striving for continuing education and inspiring our students to reach their fullest potential.


Career Growth Rate

26% career growth rate for Diagnostic Sonography through 2024

Projected Employment

76,700 projected Diagnostic Sonography employment through 2024

Median Annual Wage

The median annual wage for diagnostic medical sonographers was $74,320 in May 2019 Source

Why Choose Parker

  • One start per year in September
  • CAAHEP Accredited
  • Program accepts 15 students
  • Preparation for licensure examination
  • Enrollment is limited to a small number of high-caliber students to ensure personalized attention from instructors
  • Hands-on clinical experience
  • A total of 75 credit hours
    • 27 credit hours of prerequisite courses
    • 48 credit hours of major core courses



The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Joint Review Committee on Accreditation for Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

CAHEEP can be contacted at 9355 – 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775. Phone 727-210-2350. Website address is

JRCDMS can be contacted at 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Phone number 443-973-3251. Web address is

Parker University’s Sonography program is proudly CAAHEP accredited in the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

2021 – Cohort 9 Statistics
Abdomen registry 100%
OBGYN registry 100%
Job placement 91%

Career Preparation

Parker’s Diagnostic Sonography program prepares its graduates to:

  • Obtain, review, and record an accurate patient history with supporting clinical data
  • Perform diagnostic procedures and provide summary of findings for physicians
  • Analyze and inspect images for quality and adequate coverage of areas needed for diagnoses
  • Recognize differences between normal and abnormal images

Parker’s Associate of Applied Science with a Major in Diagnostic Sonography program is geared toward building an understanding of the methods, ethics, and tools crucial to advance in today’s health care landscape. Course content includes anatomy and physiology, patient care, and sonographic principles that explore the broad range of responsibilities that face today’s leading diagnostic sonographers.


At Parker, we hold ourselves to higher standards. Through rigorous standards, constant innovation and an impulse to serve, we elevate health care education. Together, we are in the pursuit of higher health.