Diagnostic Sonography

Associate of Applied Science: On Campus

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.

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Associate of Applied Science: On Campus

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.

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26% career growth rate for Diagnostic Sonography through 2024

26%

CAREER GROWTH RATE

76,700 projected Diagnostic Sonography employment through 2024

76,700

PROJECTED EMPLOYMENT

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

$74,320

MEDIAN ANNUAL WAGE

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Applied Sciences and Business of Health Programs Open House

Have you always had an interest in the medical field and/or Health and Wellness? Maybe you are just getting started in your research. Now is your chance! Attend Parker University’s Open House and learn more about all of our programs offered through the College of Health Sciences and the College of Business and Technology.

  • Visit with current students
  • Meet faculty and staff
  • Talk with financial aid and admissions
  • Learn about career options

Why Choose Parker?

  • Accreditation
  • Essentials
  • Career Preparation
  • Mission

Accreditation

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 www.caahep.org

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

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

Taken and passed within first year of completion

2021

Pass rate for Abdomen Examination
71% 10/14
Pass rate for Obstetrics and Gynecology Examination
100% 2/2

Job Placement Rates

2021

Employment and/or continuing education
within 1 year of completion
79%

Graduation Rates

2021

Graduation Rate
88%
*Due to COVID restrictions, there has been a delay in registry exams.

 

Taken and passed within first year of completion

2020

Pass rate for Abdomen Examination
56% 5/9
Pass rate for Obstetrics and Gynecology Examination
80% 4/5

Job Placement Rates

2020

Employment and/or continuing education
within 1 year of completion
78%

Retention Rates

2020

% of attrition
77%
Number of completers/number of accepted applicants
14/18
*Due to COVID restrictions, there has been a delay in registry exams.

Essentials

  • 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

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.

Mission

Parker University’s Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical 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.

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