Put your passion for health, wellness, science and technology to work earning a college degree that changes lives – including your own.

A diagnostic medical sonographer works directly with patients and imaging technology to provide vital ultrasounds to aid doctors in treatment and healthcare. If you have a passion for helping patients, Northeast College's applied associate degree in diagnostic medical sonography provides a hands-on education for you to master the technology and skills that lead to a rewarding career.

Why Study Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Northeast?

Northeast College has a legacy of over 100 years of excellence specializing in healthcare education. At Northeast, you'll find a diverse community of students and faculty dedicated to the future of healthcare.

  • Earn your Associate’s degree in less than two years and fast track the start of a rewarding career.
  • Study on a campus that is 100% dedicated to healthcare.
  • A variety of settings for clinical opportunities.
  • Northeast’s state-of-the-art classrooms, virtual anatomy tables, traditional cadaveric dissection lab, and dedicated Imaging Sciences suites provide the perfect environment for hands-on learning and career development.

  • Use algorithmic reasoning when determining technical factors to obtain quality images.
  • Practice “As Low As Reasonably Achievable” (ALARA) standards for the patient, self, and others.
  • Position the patient and imaging systems to perform optimum sonographic examinations on patients.
  • Use effective non-verbal, oral, and written communication on patient care and comfort, patient education, and professional relationships.
  • Exercise critical thinking and discretion in the technical performance of medical imaging procedures, consistent with current standards of practice.
  • Support cultural/social awareness when providing medical imaging procedures.
  • Appraise patient information from multiple sources to perform medical imaging procedures consistent with the scope of practice.
  • Appreciate the importance of life-long learning for the purpose of maintaining current standards of practice.

Core Courses Credits Hours
BIO 1101 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
SPT 1101 Emergency procedures for the health care facility provider .5
SON 3101 Clinical Education I 4
SON 3110 Sonographic Principles 4

SON 3115 Sonographic Principles of OB/GYN I

BIO 1201 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
SON 3202 Clinical Education II  4
SON 3210 Sonographic Physics 3
SON 3215 Sonographic Anatomy & Physiology I  3
SON 3220 Sonographic Principles of OB/GYN II 4
MAT 1101 Mathematics for Liberal Arts  3
PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SON 3303 Clinical Education III 8
ENG 1101 Composition I 3
PSY 1201 Developmental Psychology-Lifespan 3
RSO 3404 Clinical Education IV  4
SON 3415 Sonographic Anatomy & Physiology II 3
SON 3505 Clinical Education V 4
SON 3510 Sonography- Vascular 4
SON 3515 Analysis of Sonography  3

Applications received by February 1 will be given priority consideration. Applications received after February 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

  • Submit an application with a letter of recommendation.
  • Have completed and passed high school and/or college courses in biology and algebra.
  • Interview with Program Director is required.

Learn more about Admissions requirements

Northeast College Admissions does not require the SAT or ACT. Applicants who do not submit SAT/ACT scores will not be at a disadvantage in the admissions process.

Students enrolled in our imaging sciences programs are also required to have:

  1. Reliable transportation to/from clinical sites and assignments.
  2. A paid CastleBranch account for immunization record keeping and required New York State background check.
  3. A campus meal plan. (For the 2024-2025 academic year: $900/trimester for students living on campus, $300/trimester for commuter students.)
  4. An iPad that meets technical specifications provided by Program Director. 
a sonographer working with a patient

Earn your associate degree in diagnostic medical sonography and help improve lives.

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Take the First Step to a Career in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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