Prepare for Nationally Recognized Certifications
In the exciting field of medical sonography, students learn to operate equipment that produce high-frequency sound waves. These provide images of the inside of the body to assist physicians with diagnosing and treating illnesses as well as to monitor fetal development. This accredited School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Western Suffolk BOCES prepares students to work with patients and medical staff in physicians’ offices, hospitals and clinics.
The BOCES curriculum integrates basic sciences, medical sciences and instruction in diagnostic medical sonography with supervised clinical experience in hospitals and doctors’ offices from Manhattan to Southampton. These clinical sites provide unique opportunities for learning and excelling as students rotate through five specialties of Abdominal, Breast Ultrasound, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Adult Cardiac and Vascular Sonography. Students will receive hands-on training with color flow Doppler and 3D/4D imaging.
What are the basic requirements to be a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?
You must meet academic prerequisites and receive a successful score on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Pre-Entrance Test which is given several times a year at Wilson Tech’s Northport campus. Excellent personal references and a personal interview are also required. Read carefully all BOCES Admission Prerequisites before registering for the test.
Program Outcome for 2017 Graduates*
*Latest reported data as of November 2018
Attrition Rate: 4%
Job Placement Rate: 92%
Abdomen Credentialing Success Rate: 78%
OB-GYN Credentialing Success Rate: 100%
Cardiac Credentialing Success Rate: 67%
Vascular Credentialing Success Rate: 78%
Diagnostic medical sonographers are employed in physician offices, specialty practices, laboratories, urgent care centers, hospitals and other medical-related facilities. BOCES offers lifetime job placement services to help graduates find jobs upon graduation and even years later.
For the job title Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, the U.S. Department of Labor describes the nature of the work, training and other needed qualifications, employment levels, job outlook, potential earnings, and related occupations.
To help prospective students make informed choices about the full-time programs Western Suffolk BOCES offers, details about tuition, graduation rates and more are available as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.
Western Suffolk BOCES trains you for a great career and then helps you find that all important first job. Our Job Placement Office offers lifetime placement to help you advance in your chosen field.
Western Suffolk BOCES has been accredited as an authorized provider by:
Commission of the Council on Occupational Education
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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
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