Sonographers operate ultrasonic imaging devices to produce images, scans or videos of anatomy and diagnostic data. Our program will teach you to operate the machines and to perform and evaluate ultrasound exams and procedures.

*State Fair Community College at this time has not determined if its curriculum meets educational requirements for specific professional licensing or certification in any other state.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Is This Program Right for Me?

To be successful in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography you should have strong critical-thinking, observation, and technical skills; excellent active listening and social perception skills; strong oral and written expression and comprehension; arm-hand steadiness and control; and pay attention to detail.

The program offers general and cardiac degree tracks. Each 22-month track consists of online didactic courses, on-campus scanning lab, and internships at assigned clinical settings.  General track students will learn to perform abdominal, small parts, obstetric, gynecology, and vascular exams. Cardiac track students will be trained to perform detailed cardiac and vascular exams.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be eligible to take specialized certification exams, which are required by some employers and may make you more marketable in a job search.

The Sonography program utilizes a competitive admission process and requires an additional separate admission application. Applications are due on or before March 1 of each year for students who will begin the program that August.

  • This program requires courses to be taken in Sedalia and online.

Occupational Outlook

Diagnostic medical sonographers conduct ultrasound imaging, compile the subsequent reports and may interpret the reports. Employment is available in labs, clinics, healthcare centers, or hospitals. Salaries range from $47,000 to $62,000.

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SFCC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of JRC-DMS.

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