How do you find an accredited ultrasound school?


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The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs maintains a searchable database of the programs it accredits on CCAHEP.org. Selecting Diagnostic Medical Sonography from the dropdown menu and keeping the sub-specialties and states menu defaults brings up a list of accredited ultrasound schools by state. Florida and Texas have the most accredited ultrasound programs. Some states, such as Alaska, North Dakota and Utah, have no accredited ultrasound schools, as of 2015.

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Accredited ultrasound programs offer diplomas, certifications and associate's and bachelor's degrees.

The sonography program at Ogeechee Technical College takes five semesters, as long as a certificate or associate's degree program. Basic academics, such as English, math and statistics, are part of the curriculum, as are courses specific to sonography.

The Mayo School of Health Sciences offers both a certificate and a baccalaureate degree in diagnostic sonography. The sonography program is 21 months in duration. For the Bachelor of Science in Health Professions degree, students take academic courses at the University of Minnesota, Rochester. Students may opt to train in specialties such as obstetrics and peripheral vascular sonography.

Colleges such as Baton Rouge Community College offer a two-year associate's degree in diagnostic sonography. Students complete regular associate's degree course requirements along with sonography classes and clinical practice.

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