At A Glance
Students can specialize in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound or Cardiac Ultrasound.
The programs are designed to be completed over a two-year period with day, evening and Saturday courses.
Graduates will have plenty of job opportunities as the field is expected to grow by 14% from 2020 to 2030.
Graduates can earn between $29,910 and $98,070, depending on experience and specialization they work in.
Available at the Scranton campus
Welcome to Ultrasound–Associate Degree
If you want to be part of a medical team that can help discover potential health issues with a patient, then Lackawanna College’s Sonography associate degree program can help you get on the right career path. The program enables students to specialize in in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound or Cardiac Ultrasound.
Your Career Starts Here
Careers in sonography are expected to grow by 14% over the next 10 years, which means the industry is looking for qualified individuals. With an associate degree, graduates work at such business as:
- Hospitals and primary clinics
- Physician offices
- Medical and diagnostic laboratories
More About the Program
Diagnosing 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 give you the knowledge and skills through each of our specializations that will make you ready for the workforce.
The Course Work
Lackawanna designed the program to be completed in two years with classes held in the day, evenings and Saturdays. Additionally, the program combines classroom instruction with practical clinical externships at regional free-standing and hospital-based ultrasound laboratories. Both career-specific and academic core courses are included. Students successfully completing the program are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examinations.
Some of the classes students typically encounter include:
- Medical Terminology
- Intro to Patient Care
- Intro to Ultrasound Physics
- Cardio Pathophysiology
- Pelvic Sonography and Lab
- Abdominal Sonography/Lab
- Cardio Vascular A&P
- Cardiac Intro to Vascular
- Pharmacology Skills/Therapeutic Techniques
- Medical Ethics
- Intro to Peds
The ultrasound programs at Lackawanna College, are accredited, upon the recommendation of the JRC-DMS, by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 9355 113th St. N, #7709 Seminole, FL 33775. For details, visit www.caahep.org.