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Sonography

A career in the medical field is one of the best choices a person can make. Medical careers are highly sought after by skilled workers and are always in demand. To get one of these rewarding careers, you’ll need a quality education.

At Lackawanna College, we offer a variety of degree programs that prepare students for a career in the medical field. One of the most popular fields of study we offer is our sonography program. During this two-year program, students will work towards earning their associate degree in a specialized field of sonography.

If you want a fast-paced, secure job helping patients, working as a sonographer could be a great career choice. Here, you can learn more about Lackawanna College’s sonography program and what an associate degree can do for you.

What Does the Sonography Program Have to Offer?

Lackawanna College’s Sonography Department offers associate degrees in three specializations, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vascular Sonography, and Cardiac Sonography. Although the three specializations have similarities, there are key differences for students in each program to learn. By allowing students to study a more tailored curriculum, they will be well-prepared for the specific demands of their career path in sonography.

Each program is designed to be completed over a two-year period with day, evening and Saturday courses, as well as on- and off-campus clinical hours. Summer session courses and clinical lab hours are also included in each program.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic medical sonography uses ultrasound images to help diagnose potential health concerns in patients. These images can make it easier for doctors to make an accurate diagnosis so that patients can start receiving the proper treatment. Students studying for their associate’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography will learn the basics of several different specializations, including abdominal sonography and OB/GYN sonography.

Vascular Sonography

Vascular sonography is a specialized type of sonography involving the body’s circulatory system. Ultrasounds are used in vascular sonography to help detect vascular diseases or other concerns. Images of veins and arteries can help provide a variety of helpful information about a patient’s health to doctors.

Cardiac Sonography

Cardiac sonography uses ultrasounds to provide images of the heart. Ultrasounds can detect a number of heart issues, which are incredibly common today. Cardiac sonographers are trained to look for a few different things that could show heart problems, such as blood flow and the size of the heart and its chambers.

The Sonography degree programs at Lackawanna College are highly selective, meaning that not everyone who applies to one will be admitted. A maximum of 25 students are selected annually for the Cardiac and Vascular Programs and 20 for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. All candidates must follow the standard procedures and meet program qualifications to be considered for one of the openings each year.

The Sonography Programs at Lackawanna College are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Apply for an Associate’s Degree in Sonography Today

Being able to diagnose health issues and conditions properly is extremely important in the medical field. Whichever specialization you study, you’ll be playing a vital role in caring for patients and working with doctors as a sonographer. Lackawanna College can help give you the knowledge and skills through each of our Sonography Programs that will make you ready for entry-level sonographer positions.

If you’re interested in applying for one of the Sonography Programs at Lackawanna College, fill out our inquiry form or call us at 877-346-3552 to learn more.

Accreditation

The Sonography Programs at Lackawanna College are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. For details, visit www.caahep.org.

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