Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

LCC's Sonography Program offers a distance learning format, enhancing student opportunities, and flexibility while providing you with the education and knowledge you need to enter the field of sonography as a confident and highly trained professional.The program provides two options: General (Abdomen-Extended and OB/GYN), or Vascular. Each track lasts 14 months and includes online didactic coursework, in addition to clinical rotations at a location near you, all designed to prepare students for the ARDMS board examinations.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at LCC stands out as one of only four distance learning programs in the U.S. with accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). This accreditation comes after a recommendation from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), and the program has been approved since March 2013.

By choosing ultrasound as a career, know that you have chosen an ever-changing career in a field with continuously advancing technology.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay for diagnostic medical sonographers was $81,350. For the state of Kansas in May 2023, the mean salary for a sonographer was $85,870. Employment is projected to grow 14% from 2020-2030 which is faster than the average for all occupations.

The necessity for training new sonographers is due to a variety of things including, the aging population and growing rates of chronic conditions. Another reason for the rise is there are more opportunities for sonographers now emerging in physician offices and clinics. This need is outpacing the supply of qualified sonographers resulting in shortages and recruitment challenges.


Program Contacts

Text 620-206-5968 for information

Brandi Clark

Brandi Clark

BSCTE, RRT, DMS Navigator
Email (best option): brandii@labette.edu
Text: 620-206-5968
Phone: 620-820-1090