Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.A. Degree
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The 90 credit Associate in Arts transfer degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound or Radiation and Imaging Science. For more detailed information click here.
Diagnostic Ultrasound/Radiation and Imaging Sciences — What is it?
Diagnostic Ultrasound is a non-invasive medical procedure that uses special equipment with high frequency sound waves to form an image of body tissue. Radiation and Imaging Sciences encompasses x-ray exams, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT Scans) to perform and develop diagnostic imagery. Diagnostic Ultrasound, Radiation and Imaging Sciences are essential exams for physicians to assess and diagnose medical conditions. Sonographers, X-ray and Radiation Technicians work closely with Radiologists, Cardiologists, Obstetricians, Orthopedic Surgeons and other physicians to help treat illnesses and injuries.
Areas of Study in Diagnostic Ultrasound:
Cell Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Physics, Pathophysiology, Echocardiography, Cardiac and Vascular Evaluation, Prenatal Evaluation, Imaging Instrumentation, Patient Positioning, Exam Techniques, Radiation Safety, Radiation Therapy, Professional and Medical Ethnics.
Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound or Radiation and Imaging
Students who major in Diagnostic Ultrasound or Radiation Sciences develop the knowledge and skills to perform highly technical imaging procedures. In addition, technicians must have strong critical thinking, problem solving and communications skills to work as part of a health care team. Some technicians specialized in radiation therapy to treat cancer and other diseases.
Potential employers include:
Medical Imaging Clinics, Hospitals, Private Physician’s Office, Medical Centers and other Health Care Facilities. For more, please visit Career Counseling.
Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?
An Associate Degree from Shoreline makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. Shoreline also has agreements with several universities to make transferring even easier. Please visit our transfer agreements page for a list of those options. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.