Dec 09, 2023  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
  
College Catalog 2023-2024

General Sonography Option Full-time, A.S.


This program prepares students to pursue careers and registry status in diagnostic medical sonography through comprehensive instruction and clinical experience. The program covers ultrasound physics, abdominal sonography, obstetrical and gynecological sonography, sonographic subspecialties, and cross-sectional anatomy.

*Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.

Admission Requirements


  • Diploma High School diploma or GED
  • Session Attend a mandatory Information session
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4 *
  • MATH College Algebra or Statistics Credits: 3
    Completion of any 3 credit College Algebra or Statistics course
  • TEAS Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Allied Health

Total Credits: 10


Admission Requirements Advising Note

  • TEAS scores must be at least 47.6 percent in Reading, 46.7 percent in Math and 47.6 percent in English/language
  • All Admissions course requirements must be completed with a grade of C or better
  • Anatomy and Physiology must be completed within ten (10) years of application unless currently working in a related healthcare position
  • Approximate application dates for the Fall program are mid-October through mid-February for admission to the program for the next academic year. Check with the Admissions office for exact timelines
  • As a prerequisite for a clinical placement or internship this program requires that all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. For more information regarding the College’s CORI/SORI check process, please contact the College CORI/SORI Officer at 617-228-2193 or visit https://www.bhcc.edu/studentcentral/academicrecords/coriandsorichecks/

Summer Before Starting the Program


Total Credits: 3


Accepted and standby students must complete either the online MIG-111  or PHY-201  with a grade of C or better in the summer prior to the start of the program. Students will need access to a personal computer with Internet access for MIG-111 .

Total Credits: 17


Semester 1 Fall Advising Note

  • General Education Requirements Quantitative Problem Solving, Scientific Reasoning and Creative Work satisfied by program.
  • Core courses (i.e. MIG prefix) are only offered once per year and must be taken as scheduled, as must BIO-204 .
  • Fall start only.

Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 6


Total Credits: 13


Total Credits: 11


Semester 5 Spring Advising Note

  • All required general education courses must be completed by the end of the second spring semester.

Semester 6 Summer


Total Credits: 3


Upon Completion of This Concentration Graduates Will Be Able To:


  • Recognize and identify the sonographic appearance of normal anatomic structures and Doppler flow patterns.
  • Utilize ultrasound equipment to obtain an image and provide physicians with diagnostic information for treatment.
  • Understand the role of ultrasound in patient management and discuss the biologic effects of ultrasound.
  • Apply to take the national registry exam (ARDMS).

Career Outlook


Graduates of this option qualify for employment in hospitals, HMOs, clinics, doctors’ offices, mobile units, community health agencies, equipment/film companies, and/or as application specialist sales representatives.