In Central Texas, there is a growing demand for specialized sonographers trained in non-invasive vascular technology. To help you enter this high-demand field, we’ll pay for not only your associate degree (AAS) at Temple College but also your advanced technical certificate (ATC). With both awards, you’ll be ready to enter you new career!
Note: We also support a sonography program at Austin Community College: Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ACC) »
What is sonography? Sonography uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to provide crucial medical insights. Medical-vascular sonographers specialize in demonstrating the structure and function of abdominal organs, small parts, blood vessels, and obstetrics/reproductive organs. Sonographers operate ultrasound equipment to produce and record images of the motion, shape, and composition of blood, linings, and organ tissues to look for anomalies such as masses, blockages, or fluid accumulations. They observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort, then they provide sonogram images and a summary of findings to physicians for use in a medical diagnosis. While Sonography uses computer-based imaging technology, the patient care aspect of Sonography is equally important. Interpersonal skills are a must to learn and work as a sonographer.
Classes offered at Temple College.
A professional toolset provided (applied technology) -OR- a uniform of scrubs and stethoscope provided (healthcare)
Good communication, empathetic, self-monitoring, attentive, independent, trained in ultrasound, obstetrics and gynecology, basic life support, anatomy, medical ultrasonography, and pathology