Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Echo & Vascular and Abdomen & OB/GYN Tracks
Clinical Rotations begin in the 3rd Quarter
95% of graduates passed the credentialing examination
Abdomen & OB/GYN Track, as reported to ABHES in the 2017 – 2018 reporting period

program overview

Accredited Echo & Vascular and Abdomen & OB/GYN Tracks
Clinical Rotations begin in the 3rd Quarter
88% of graduates passed the credentialing examination
Abdomen & OB/GYN Track, as reported to ABHES in the 2018 – 2019 reporting period

With our continued focus on delivering the highest level of education and hands-on training even during these unprecedented times, classes are being offered in a hybrid/online format.
Lectures are delivered in a live, virtual, online classroom
Practical labs occur on campus, following CDC guidelines
Clinical education is completed at our large network of clinical affiliates

*We are closely monitoring the ever-developing situation with COVID-19 and will adapt our program structure according to the most current health and safety regulations. Click here for more information regarding our response to COVID-19.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound) is a medical technology using highly sophisticated, computer driven imaging devices to produce dynamic multi-dimensional visual images of organs, tissue and blood flow. As a radiation-free medical imaging modality, it provides important clinical information for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Sonographers are part of a medical team, which includes physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who provide essential clinical information that is used to plan treatment and care for patients. There are several areas of specialization in the field of sonography which include obstetrics/gynecology, abdomen, echocardiography, breast and pediatric sonography. This technically challenging, patient focused field demands that sonographers demonstrate a high level of decision making, diagnostic responsibility and critical thinking skills. Sonographers have extensive direct patient contact which includes performing invasive procedures. They are expected to be both technically competent and compassionate while effectively dealing with patients who may range from very healthy to critically ill.

The two-year Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE) is noted for excellence of its classroom teachers and clinical instructors, as students benefit from a full and varied curriculum with both didactic and clinical experience components. Individuals ultimately gain the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality service and thereby achieve great success in the field.


Clinical rotations are guaranteed in the respective specialties for each of the above tracks.

Through the strategic partnership with SUNY Empire State College (SUNY ESC), graduates who enter the program without a degree will be awarded an associate degree from SUNY ESC, as well as a certificate from Center for Allied Health Education. Students who enter the program having previously achieved an associate's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution will earn a Certificate of Completion from Center for Allied Health Education's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Upon successful completion of the program and by meeting all financial obligations, graduates are eligible to submit an application to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS): the national certification exam for the field. While the Diagnostic Medical  program curriculum prepares students to sit for the ARDMS national registry exam, there are no licensure requirements to begin work in this field within the state(s) where students are currently located. Click here for licensure requirements for all other states.

Students must meet all of the following requirements in order to graduate from the Program:

  1. Have met all academic requirements
  2. Have met all clinical requirements and attain all required competencies
  3. Have returned their swipe card, ID card, etc.
  4. Meet all financial obligations

Students who have not fulfilled their graduation requirements have forty-two weeks from their originally scheduled graduation date to complete all missing graduation requirements.

A C average - an index (GPA) of 2.0 - is required for graduation.

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