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The mission of Great Basin College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is to provide quality education that prepares the diagnostic medical sonography student for practice in a variety of health care settings, bettering health care in the community in which they practice.

A diagnostic medical sonographer is a professional who uses specialized ultrasound equipment to create cross sectional images of structures inside the human body to assist physicians in making life changing medical diagnoses.

Sonography is a dynamic profession that has grown significantly in recent years. Growth is projected to continue in the future with employment opportunities for qualified sonographers in both urban and rural areas nationwide. The diagnostic medical sonography program at GBC is a 15 month post associate certificate of achievement program. To qualify for the program, an AS degree in a patient care centered health field or a Bachelor's degree in any field an required pre requisites must be completed. The first semester of the program consists of in class lecture and hands on lab, followed by three semesters of clinical rotation at an affiliated medical site in Nevada.

Completing the GBC certificate will prepare prospective sonographers with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to pass their registry through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) or American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). Certification by these agencies makes the graduate desirable for gainful employment in the imaging field. In 2015, there were 48 job listings in Nevada alone (heath Care Careers, 2016). The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 23% growth in the overall need for registered general Sonographers between 2016-2026 (, and the State of Nevada expected growth rate is 43% (Career One Stop, 2018), making the outlook for graduate employment bright.

Please review the application guide for more information.

Great Basin College is regionally accredited by:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
8060-165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100
Redmond, WA 98052


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  • We are excited to welcome our new class of Diagnostic Medical Sonography students and proud to watch our current students thriving in their clinical experiences! Way to go future sonographers! [Related PDF* Document]

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