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The Medical Campus offers a six-semester, two-year, Associate in Science degree Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Attendance is full-time, during the day, and the program averages up to 40 hours per week.  Diagnostic Medical Sonography students learn to obtain diagnostic images; analyze technical information relevant to the scan; and evaluate sonograms for image quality and anatomical abnormalities.  Students will spend approximately 1,920 hours in supervised clinical rotations.

A series of general education and natural science courses are associated with the Diagnostic Medical Songraphy program at Miami Dade College. Students interested in this program are required to complete these general education and natural science courses prior to applying and enrolling in the program.  Completion of these courses does not guarantee admission to the program.

The program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography profession. Graduates of the program are eligible for the following credentialing examination processes administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Abdomen, and Adult Echocardiography.

In keeping with its mission and goals, and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Medical Campus promotes an environment of respect and support for persons with disabilities and will make reasonable accommodations. Please see the Physical Demands listed for this program.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is highly demanding, therefore it is highly recommended students work less than twenty hours per week. Students should also consider family responsibilities before committing to a full-time rigorous program.

To facilitate the clinical portion of the program, students are assigned to multiple clinical facilities within Miami-Dade County. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences.  Students participating in the clinical portion of the program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health Record and criminal background check.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate’s eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted for any crime are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

Program Location
                                                                                                                               

This program is offered only at the Medical Campus located at 950 NW 20 Street, Miami, Fl 33127 and clinical sites throughout Miami-Dade County.

Important Phone Numbers


Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

305-237-4486

New Student Center

305-237-4141

Advisement Services

305-237-4238

Financial Aid

305-237-4160

Student Life

305-237-4213

Testing Services

305-237-4275

 

All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent https://ibrinc.com/mdc/select and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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