Academic Options

Bellevue College offers an Associate in Arts degree program that provides educational and clinical experience as preparation for employment and national certification as a diagnostic medical sonographer.  Our program has a selective admissions program which includes specific procedures and requirements that differ from other programs. These must be followed closely in order to be considered for the program.

Diagnostic medical sonographers, echocardiographers, and vascular technologists are  highly skilled individuals qualified by academic and clinical experience to provide diagnostic imaging services using ultrasound and related diagnostic techniques. Graduates are eligible to apply to appropriate advanced certificate or bachelors degree programs at Bellevue College.

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Step 1: Associates Degree

 

Students hoping to become a sonographer must first complete an associates degree program in sonography. Bellevue College’s Diagnostic Ultrasound program is a two year, full-time program leading to an Associate in Arts degree.  Upon completion of the associates degree, graduates may choose to seek employment or they can opt to pursue one of the other related training options offered by Bellevue College.  Learn more


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Step 2: National Certification Exam

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the national certification exams through the ARDMS and/or ARRT in Sonography. The Bellevue College Diagnostic Ultrasound program is one of four training programs located in Washington state. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs..

 

 

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Step 3: Advanced Certifications

Bellevue College offers an advanced certificate in Breast Ultrasound for current registered Diagnostic Ultrasound professionals. This advanced certificate prepares sonography professionals to sit for the boards in that modality.  Learn more

 

 

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Step 4: Bachelors Degree Completion

Bellevue College offers several Bachelors of Applied Science degree options for current registered sonography professionals. These degree completion options are designed to prepare professionals for advanced modality exams as well as management positions seeking imaging professionals with advanced degrees. These degree completion is called a 2+2 model meaning you come in with a 2 year degree (from any regionally accredited institution) and complete your last 2 years at Bellevue College to earn your 4 year Bachelors degree!  Learn more

 

Last Updated July 18, 2019