High school students interested in sonography and ultrasound technology should get a strong background in science, including biology, chemistry and physics classes. Math, both algebra and geometry, are important, too.
At Vol State, students receive classroom and clinical training. The 13-month program involves study of abdominal, obstetrical, gynecologic and small parts sonography. Small parts sonography in this case involves imaging and analysis of the thyroid, breast, neck and gastro-intestinal tract.
The program takes four consecutive semesters. Vol State places Diagnostic Medical Sonography students at sites throughout Middle Tennessee for their clinical experience. The site map shows the diversity of VSCC’s clinical partners; once enrolled, students can request a specific site but placement it is not guaranteed.