What will I learn?

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you to go directly into a specialized career in sonography.

If you’re fascinated by the inner workings of the human body, then you may want to consider becoming a sonographer. Sonographers play a dynamic role in the treatment and care of patients. When a doctor needs to study any of the soft tissue organs of a patient—like the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, thyroid or breast—it is the sonographer who provides the images using high frequency sound waves via ultrasound. You may also get to share in an experience most people remember for a lifetime—providing expectant mothers with their first glimpse of an unborn child—a moment most people remember for the rest of their lives.

Learn How To

  • Analyze and present diagnostic data for interpretation and diagnosis by the physician
  • Position the patient’s body so that the correct areas can be seen on an ultrasound screen
  • Perform sonograms and record normal anatomy and pathologic data for interpretation

Job Outlook

A variety of exciting career opportunities are available for sonographers. They may work in clinics, physicians’ offices, diagnostic imaging centers, ambulatory care facilities, and hospitals in trauma/emergency and intensive/critical care settings. With rapidly developing new technologies and increased use of diagnostic ultrasound procedures, the sonography profession is projected to continue to grow in the future.

Potential Careers

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Ultrasound Technologist

Which department am I in?

Valencia College

Study options

Full Time (77 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,383.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour. Based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Winter Park Campus

850 West Morse Blvd,

WINTER PARK,

Florida,

32789, United States

Full Time (77 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$9,383.00 per year
USD $390.96 per credit hour. Based on rates for the 2020-2021 academic year. These rates are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Valencia College

West Campus,

1800 South Kirkman Road,

ORLANDO,

Florida,

32811, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma in the United States.

For international students

U.S. high School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

English Language Requirements:

Official TOEFL result (minimum score 45)

Official IELTS result (minimum score 5.5)

Official LOEP result (minimum score 86 – offered at Valencia College)

Successful completion of English Composition or its equivalent (as determined by Valencia) with a grade of C or higher.

Application deadline: June/15 for fall.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Valencia College

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  • Awarded Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence
  • Year-round campus events
  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • New campus open in Downtown Orlando

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