To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/diagnostic-medical-sonography/
Program Number: 10-526-2
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam
This program is eligible for financial aid
Full-Time Enrollment Only
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program introduces students to a wide variety of specialties such as abdominal, breast, OB-GYN, vascular and musculoskeletal.
About the Program
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, more commonly referred to as ultrasound technicians, work with specialized equipment that uses soundwaves to produce internal anatomical images of the human body. Their work helps to support in making accurate diagnoses.
What You’ll Learn
A sonographer is responsible for obtaining patient history, performing the sonographic examination, maintaining patient comfort during the examination, and recording anatomy, pathology or other data for interpretation by the supervising physician.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program introduces students to a wide variety of specialties such as abdominal, breast, OB-GYN, vascular and musculoskeletal. Students in this program learn alongside other health science students in our state-of-the-art simulation center.
Graduates of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program have knowledge of the normal structure and anatomy of the human body and use independent judgement in recognizing the need to perform procedures according to sonographic findings.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
Standard Admissions steps details
This program also requires:
- Health Requirements
- Criminal Background Check
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
Plan of Study Grid
|Clinical Admissions Requirements|
||College Algebra with Applications
||College Physics 1
||General Anatomy and Physiology
||Intro to DMS
||Cross Sectional Anatomy
||Sonography Physics 1
||English Composition 1
||Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
||Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office
||OB/GYN Sonography 1
||Vascular Imaging 1
||Scanning with Proficiency
||DMS Clinical Experience 1
||OB/GYN Sonography 2
||Sonography Physics 2
||DMS Clinical Experience 2
||DMS Clinical Experience 3
||DMS Clinical Experience 4
||Vascular Imaging 2
||Oral and Interpersonal Communication
| ||Total Credits||69|
BLS Provider certification is a required component of the program.
NOTE: To see all course descriptions for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, go to the Radiography/Diagnostic Medical Sonography (526) course description page.
- Provide patient care and education.
- Utilize acoustic physics, Doppler ultrasound principles, and ultrasound instrumentation.
- Complete diagnostic sonographic exams.
- Model professional behaviors and ethics.
- Collaborate with members of the healthcare team.