Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Vascular Technology

Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Vascular Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Vascular Technology
Associate Degree
69 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

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Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

Diagnostic medical sonography, more commonly known as ultrasound, is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce medical images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. A career in diagnostic medical sonography is never boring — in fact, it’s an exciting opportunity where every day is different and the work you do plays a critical role in assisting physicians with patient diagnoses. It’s a growing field too, as the demand for sonographers continues to increase as our population ages. In fact, we typically see a 100 percent placement rate for graduates from our program – our students go on to work in hospital-based medical imaging departments where they perform abdominal, pelvic, and vascular examinations. Sonographers are also employed in dedicated vascular departments or obstetric departments, and many sonographers work in outpatient clinics or mobile imaging services.

As a student in the BTC Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Vascular Technology program, you’ll be trained in Abdominal-Extended, OB/GYN, and Vascular Technology. You’ll also learn other skills that are needed to be successful in this field – critical thinking, good judgment, and excellent communication. The program is full-time and includes online and face-to-face classes with one-on-one student clinical instructor learning.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Median Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Sonographer/Vascular Technologist
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Student Ultrasonographer

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Vascular Technology
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