Program Requirements for Enrollment
One of the most important factors that sets our program apart from most schools our program can be completed in only 12 months. Students looking to complete similar sonography training from other colleges or universities would expect to enroll in programs lasting 18-24 months or longer.
Accelerated One-Year Program
At IUD, our students are able to receive an exceptional education and begin a career as a diagnostic medical sonographer in approximately half the time of other job seekers once prerequisite courses are completed.
For many students, the prerequisite courses may have already been completed through another medically-related educational program. Applicable course credits obtained from accredited institutions will typically transfer to IUD.
For students interested in enrollment who have not previously completed the required pre-requisite courses, IUD does offer these classes separately. Once all enrollment requirements are met, students can enter the One-Year General Sonography program.
It should be noted that prerequisite classes taken at IUD are intended solely for use at IUD and course not transferable to other institutions. No transcripts are provided for IUD prerequisite courses.
Academic Requirements for Enrollment into the General Sonography Program at the Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics
- College or Intermediate Algebra or higher-level math course
- 1 Communications course (I.E. Speech/English Composition/Public Speaking)
- Human Anatomy & Physiology I
- Human Anatomy & Physiology II
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Introduction to Physics
- Patient Care**
** Patient Care could be many different course. Typically a nursing fundamentals or medical assisting course. For those applicants who do not have an allied health or previous medical background, a Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate course may be taken in place of Introduction to Patient Care. A copy of the state issued C.N.A. certificate must be submitted and put on file.
A four week or longer Certified Nursing Assistant course is STRONGLY recommended for applicants who do not have an Allied Health or previous medical background.
Of the eight (8) pre-requisite classes IUD requires, we offer all except College Algebra and Communications.
The IUD prerequisite classes are offered online ONLY. College Algebra and Communications must be taken at an accredited school before any online prerequisite classes may be taken with IUD.
IUD PREREQUISITE CLASSES ARE ONLY INTENDED TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE IUD ONE-YEAR PROGRAM. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED FOR USE AT OTHER SCHOOLS AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS.
In order for applicants to be successful in our one-year, accelerated sonography program, it is necessary that students have a solid understanding of Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology.
Prospective students must have successfully completed all required prerequisite courses with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A., as well as a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. for all other classes taken at the college level.
If students earned less than a B in any of the required courses, it’s recommended that the classes be taken again to ensure a thorough understanding of the information. The carefully selected prerequisite course list has been established to help students find optimum success both in the classroom and in the workforce upon graduation.
Is the One-Year General Sonography Program Right for You?
Our admissions office is available to answer any questions you may have about the application process. We will review your application and transcripts, let you know if you need additional classes, and help guide you along the way as you determine when the best time is to start your training as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
April 16, 2018
April 4, 2018
I attended you program back in 1991. Just recently I graduated from a physician’s assistant program and will begin working as an emergency room PA next month. I wanted to send my regards and to thank you for the wonderful program that you offer. After being in school for the least 2 ½ years, I realize what an outstanding program you have and how much I learned. I paid a lot more money to become a PA and did not get near the education I received at IUD. So, keep up the good work and remember that quality is the best reputation anyone can have.