Which Schools Offer Ultrasound Technician Programs in Georgia?

Find out which schools in Georgia offer programs in ultrasound technology. See program requirements and school information, and learn about admissions and tuition costs for an ultrasound technology education in Georgia. Schools offering Diagnostic Medical Sonography degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Medical sonography programs in Georgia educate students with an understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology and instrumentation related to sonographic equipment. Upon completion of your training you can find jobs in hospitals, physician's offices, clinics or other medical facilities.

What You Need to Know

You can study to become an ultrasound technician at 2-year, public schools in Georgia. A diploma program, which includes clinical experiences, can be completed in 4 and a half years. You can earn an associate's degree in 2 years, and a certificate may be earned in a year and a half. Some programs are designed to prepare you to take the RDMS credential exam. Continue reading for more details about schools that offer ultrasound technician programs in Georgia.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma Programs in Georgia

Ogeechee Technical College

Before entering the diagnostic medical sonography diploma program at Ogeechee Technical College, you will have to complete the 3-semester health care assistant technical certificate of credit program for sonography and earn at least 34 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. The diploma program includes classroom instruction in health science courses, including anatomy and physiology, sonographic physics and instrumentation, medical terminology and specialized sonographic procedures. You will also be required to perform clinical rotations, and you will be responsible for providing your own transportation to clinics that may be more than an hour away.

  • Program Name: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma
  • Program Length: 9 semesters
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,862 per year for GA residents; $4,998 per year for non-residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: Minimum age of 18; high school diploma or GED
  • Requirements: Completion of health care assistant program with overall GPA of at least 2.5; Health Occupations Aptitude Exam
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 2,300 students (all undergraduate)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate's Degree Programs in Georgia

Columbus Technical College

The curriculum for the associate's program at Columbus Technical College consists of 98 units over 8 semesters. You will receive classroom instruction and extensive clinical training. The subjects you will study include anatomy and physiology, sonographic physics and instrumentation, medical terminology and abdominal sonography. Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible to take The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists exam and the ARDMS exam.

  • Program Name: Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,694 per year for GA residents; $4,830 per year for non-residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: Minimum age of 18; high school diploma or GED; COMPASS scores; 2.0 GPA at spring semester's end; completion of prerequisite courses by summer semester's end; physical exam; immunizations; background check
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 3,600 students (all undergraduate)

Darton State College

Comprising 6 semesters of study, this program will prepare you to take the ARDMS exam. You will learn pelvic, obstetrical and abdominal ultrasound techniques, in addition to psychology and neurosonology. You must receive a grade of 'C' or better in each course to continue with the program.

  • Program Name: Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,395 per year for GA residents; $9,470 per year for non-residents (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Prerequisites: A 'C' average in prerequisite courses (anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, science or physics, English and algebra)
  • Requirements: GPA of at least 2.5 or ACT score of at least 19
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 5,600 students (all undergraduate)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Advanced Certificate Programs in Georgia

Grady Health System Professional Schools

Designed to train students for careers in the specialty areas of abdominal and OB/GYN sonography, the diagnostic medical sonography program at Grady Health System Professional Schools is highly competitive and accepts only 10 students per year. Coursework occurs in the classroom, and hands-on training is provided at several affiliated clinics. Upon completion of this program, you will be qualified to take the RDMS exam. This is an advanced program with a 100% graduation rate.

  • Program Name: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Program Length: 18 months (full time)
  • Tuition: $6,705 per year (costs for 2015-2016)
  • Requirements: High school diploma; 2.5 GPA; minimum ACT score of 18 or SAT math and verbal score of 850; graduation from a postsecondary, two-year, patient-oriented allied health care program; certification or eligibility to be come certified; references; physical exam; immunizations; background check; drug screening; health and professional liability insurance (upon admission)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 60 students (all undergraduate)

If you want to earn your diploma in sonography, you can find a non-degree option at Ogeechee Technical College, both Columbus Technical College and Darton State College offer degree programs, and Grady Health System Professional Schools offers an advanced certificate that focuses on OB/GYN and abdominal sonography.

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