Diagnostic Medical Sonography
POL 1510 and PER are no longer required. The 2017-2018 catalog (available online in June 2017) will reflect this change.
About the Program
Oakland Community College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at the Southfield Campus helps prepare students to become sonographers, healthcare professionals that use sophisticated equipment to create images of internal organs with high-frequency sound waves. It is an accelerated full-time program with 40 hours per week of mandatory clinical and didactic experience. Most clinical assignments are within a 50 mile radius of the Southfield Campus. This supervised clinical practice between 3-5 days per week (depending on the semester) is required. This eighteen month program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree and is designated as an Extended Degree Program, which requires completion of a minimum of 73 credit hours.
The program prepares selected individuals through theory and clinical experiences to practice as a Sonographer in a variety of health care settings. Graduates must pass the national credential exam offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers to practice as a registered diagnostic medical sonographer, or RDMS.