Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The first step to beginning health career training at NOVA/MEC is to attend a mandatory Information Session.
Important Note: There is no in-person Information Session for this program. You are REQUIRED to include the code provided during the online session on your application as proof of completion.
- Program Description (PDF)
- Essential Functions (PDF)
- Computer Competency Instructions (PDF)
- Request for Evaluation of Transcript Form (PDF)
- International Transcript Evaluation Process (PDF)
Phone: 703.822.6648, Medical Education Campus, Room 239
About the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Sonography or ultrasonography is the use of sound waves to generate an image for the assessment and diagnosis of various medical conditions. The sonographer plays an important role on the medical team as technical assistant to the sonologist (or radiologist), a physician who has specialized in the use of sound waves for diagnosis and treatment. Sonographers may work under direct or indirect supervision of these physicians. A certified sonographer is qualified to work in hospitals, doctors' offices, public health projects, industrial medical clinics, veterans' and military hospitals.
Note: The general sonography AAS degree track is still active and accepting qualified students. NOVA is not accepting students to the echocardiography and vascular specializations. Please refer to the online information session for the most up-to-date information.