Associate of Applied Science Degree in
Diagnostic Sonography

A two-year program, the Associate of Science in Diagnostic Sonography is designed to provide students with the academic foundation, technical knowledge, and hands-on experience required to capture and explain potentially life-changing images to patients, from a baby in the womb to an adult’s entire nervous system. Course content includes anatomy and physiology, patient care, and sonographic principles that explore the broad range of responsibilities that graduates will face on the job as entry-level diagnostic medical sonographers.

Career outcomes*

Parker’s Associate of Science in Diagnostic Sonography program provides its graduates with an in-depth understanding of the methods, ethics, and tools that are critical for success in this dynamic career field. You’ll understand how to analyze and inspect images, perform a variety of diagnostic procedures, and provide a summary of your findings for physicians. As a diagnostic medical sonographer, you’ll have the option of working in a variety of professional settings, including:

Career growth

As imaging technology continues to advance, medical facilities will rely on the expertise of diagnostic medical sonographers to replace many of the more invasive, costly procedures in use today. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of sonographers is projected to grow 39% from 2012 and 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.† Earning your Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Sonography is especially relevant in Texas, as the health care industry is responsible for more than 15% of the state’s annual employment growth.

SACS Accreditation

Parker University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the Certificate, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Master degrees, and the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Parker University.

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*These are examples of job targets and do not represent a guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, on the Internet at (visited May 8, 2014).