Ralph & Betty Engelstad
Nature of Work
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers are skilled health care workers who assist the physician as a sonographer. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers perform various procedures which have been delegated to them by the physician. These procedures include:
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at CSN is a two-year associates degree program preparing students for a career in the health profession of sonography (Diagnostic Medical Sonography). The students have the choice of one of two different tracts:
The program received full accreditation from the Joint Review Committee for Education in
Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS) and the parent organization, Committee for Accreditation of Allied Health
Certification as a Sonographer
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs at CSN
Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Sonography Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.
This is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, an application for admission must be submitted by the application deadline and all prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration. This material is reviewed using selection criteria set by the program. Applicants are notified of their standing by the Limited Entry office.
Pilot Test for Assessment of Anatomy & Physiology
Note: Only students applying to the Nursing or Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program may be eligible to take the Pilot Test.
Science courses must be no older than 7 years old at the time of entry into the Limited Entry Programs at CSN. Students applying to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program who completed college transferable course(s) with a "C" or better in Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits) greater than 7 years ago may be eligible to take a pilot test for this subject. By satisfactorily passing a standardardized exam for Anatomy & Physiology, the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director will waive the 7 year policy for the science courses, and science courses can then be used for purposes of selection into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
New Student Checklist
New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Students First Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.
For further information, contact the Health Programs Advisement office. Additionally, it is very important that interested students attend an orientation as soon as possible for complete admissions information. Program orientations are held weekly. You can call (702)651-5015 for pre-recorded orientation information.
If you require other information, please e-mail the Health Programs Advisor directly.