The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at CUAA is a two plus two program. Students in this program study two years of liberal arts core and diagnostic medical sonography pre-requisites on campus. This qualifies them to apply to an affiliated local area hospital to continue in their additional 2 years of didactic and clinical training. Upon successful completion of the programs, students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University and are eligible to apply to take national boards in the general sonography concentrations.

The CUAA Advantage

An education from Concordia University Ann Arbor and its clinical affiliation offers you:

  • Obtain the knowledge needed to work in a hospital or clinical setting.
  • A bachelor’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography rather than a certificate.
  • A Lutheran higher education community committed to helping students develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the World.

This program will prepare you to specialize in the following areas:

  • Obstetric and gynecologic sonography
  • Abdominal sonography

Upon passing a national board and with further clinical training, the student may wish to pursue careers in:

  • Breast sonography
  • Vascular technology
  • Echocardiography
  • Sonography management
  • Equipment manufacturer application specialist or sales

Learning Outcomes

The Sonography program is very competitive and not all students are placed at a clinical site. Placement of clinical sites is not guaranteed and college GPA is a major determinant. It is required that Sonography students maintain a 3.0 GPA to be considered for the clinical placement, as well as complete the pre-requisites of the clinical site. Each student must also complete Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training prior to submitting an application (sophomore year) and work for at least 100 hours as a CNA before their junior year. The clinical component is 18-24 consecutive months at the hospital. The program currently has an affiliation with Henry Ford Hospital of Detroit.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) certification examinations in Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation, Abdomen, and OB/GYN. The program assumes no responsibility for the success of its students in obtaining professional certification or other types of professional licensure.

Accreditation

Concordia University of Ann Arbor is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Henry Ford Hospital Diagnostic Medical Sonography School is accredited by Committee on Accreditation in Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP.org) upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS.org).

Affiliations

The program currently has an affiliation with: Henry Ford Hospital.