Students in this program study two years of liberal arts core on campus before continuing in their clinical training. The clinical component is conducted during the second two years at an area hospital that is a Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia University and they are qualified to take National Medical Diagnostic Sonography exams.
The CUAA Advantage
An education from Concordia University Ann Arbor offers you:
- Obtain the knowledge needed to work in a hospital or clinical setting
- Two year clinical program at a Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) hospital
Specialize in one of the following areas:
- Obstetric and gynecologic sonography
- Abdominal sonography
- Breast sonography
- Vascular technology
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 that occurs during the second 2 years of the program. The clinical component is 18-24 consecutive months at the hospital. 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 Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). 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.