Sonographers, also called ultrasound technologists, use special imaging equipment that directs sound waves into a patient's body to assess and diagnose various medical conditions. This one-year certificate program gives you the skills to be a competent entry-level general sonographer.

Those entering the program are often graduates of the college's other allied health programs, such as the Radiologic Technology A.A.S. program, but some enter the program with a bachelor's degree and the required prerequisites.

This academic program is primarily designed for those who wish to enter the workforce immediately following graduation.

This program is offered by the Medical Imaging Department.

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Career Opportunities

Ultrasound technician performing an ultrasound on a patient
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic, job growth in this field should be much higher than average over the next 10 years.
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017) noted the median salary for this profession is $68,850.

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Recent employers have included: Albany Medical Center, Ellis Hospital, Berkshire Medical Center, and Capital Region OB/GYN.

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Department or program information:

Margaret Ewart Zapp
MEDICAL IMAGING DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON
Brahan Hall, Room 026
Regular Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.