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Sonography is a dynamic profession that has grown significantly over the past 20 years. With rapidly developing new technologies and increased use of diagnostic ultrasound procedures, growth is projected to continue in the future with employment opportunities for qualified sonographers in both rural and urban areas nationwide.  



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Quick Facts: Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Including Vascular Technologists  
2018 Median Pay $67,080  per year ; $32.25 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Associate's Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2018  130,700
Job Outlook, 2018-28 14% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2018-28 18,000


Sonographers play a key role in the healthcare team. They are highly skilled professionals that provide diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed physician. BridgeValley will offer the following learning specialties in sonography:

  • Abdomen Extended
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Vascular Technology
  • Cardiac

How to Apply          

  • Apply for Admission to BridgeValley
  • Have any official high school and/or college transcripts sent to BridgeValley.
  • Choose Pre-Sonography as your designated curriculum
  • Complete required pre-requisite courses
  • Take the TEAS examination and submit results with program application minimum score of 50:
  • Shadow a sonographer and have the sonographer sign the shadowing form to verify your experience DMS Shadowing Form  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to offer shadowing/observation opportunities. This requirement will be waived for the 2022 application.
  • Write a paper detailing why you are choosing sonography as a career
  • The online sonography application will be available January 9-February 16, 2024 for the Fall 2024 sonography program admissions. NOTE: A sample application is posted for review. Please note all applications are online and paper copies are not accepted. The sample application is posted for informational purposes only. Sample Application

NOTE: The online application for Fall 2024 admissions will be available on this website January 9-February 16, 2024

2024 Sonography Program Application Timeline:

Applications accepted

January 9, 2024-February 16, 2024

(No exceptions)

Application Review and Scoring. Notification of interviews or non-acceptance for those not qualified for interview mailed by:

March 7, 2024


Week of March 27, 2024

Scoring of interviewed applicants completed and acceptance and non-acceptance letters for sonography programs admission Fall 2021 mailed/emailed

April 12, 2024

Students must accept or decline (may be provisional) acceptance to the program 

April 19, 2024




The BridgeValley Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee for
Diagnostic Medical Sonography for General Sonography (Abdomen, Small Parts, Obstetrics, & Gynecology) and Vascular Technology.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 9355-113th St. N #7709; Seminole, FL  33775;  727-210-2350
  • JRCDMS 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500 Ellicott City, MD 21043 Phone: 443-973-3251 E-mail: [email protected]

Sonography Program goals include but are not limited to the following:

  • To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains
  • To prepare competent entry-level vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains 
  • To prepare competent entry-level cardiac technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains 
  • Program Outcomes 2017  
  • Program Outcomes 2018
  • Program Outcomes 2019
  • Program Outcomes 2020
  • Program Outcomes 2021


BridgeValley Diagnostic Medical Sonography is delivered on the South Charleston campus.
BridgeValley Cardiac Sonography is delivered on the Montgomery campus.



Kim Shamblin, MPH, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, RT(R)(CT)
Sonography Department Chair
[email protected]
(304) 205-6669