Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Associate in Applied Science
Diagnostic medical sonographers are highly skilled health care professionals who assist physicians in collecting patient data in order to reach diagnostic decisions. Sonographers use specialized equipment to perform sonographic examinations and create images of areas inside the body.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer program is a 7-semester, full-time day program that provides both theoretical and clinical instruction in sonography at the ICC Peoria campus, at hospitals, and other healthcare organizations in the area.
Network with professionals in the field to learn more about requirements and opportunities.
Sonographer, Ultrasound Technologist
if Full Time
77 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
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+ supplies & fees
Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
SMALL CLASS SIZE
student to faculty ratio
Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
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How Do I Get Into the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Program?
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a rewarding and challenging career that requires a strong background in science and a passion for helping others.
- Complete our quick admissions application.
- Submit health science application.
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- To pursue this career, you must enjoy math and science, be a caring, compassionate person, be very precise about your work, with well-developed hand-eye coordination.
- Upon acceptance to the program, applicants will have to complete a drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical exam, and immunizations.
What Can I Expect As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Student?
- Hands-on experience in the ICC program labs and Peoria area clinical settings.
- Graduates have gone on to work at Carle Health and OSF Healthcare in hospitals, imaging centers, clinics, and physician offices.
- Complete program with American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography credentials.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.