Medical Sonography Career Education in Middleburg Heights, OH

Oct 28, 2018

Middleburg Heights Medical Sonography Schools

While there are currently no colleges or universities offering medical sonography programs within the city limits of Middleburg Heights, OH, a few nearby colleges do offer career training in this field. This article discusses the clinical and classroom components of programs at two of these colleges; it also includes a table of statistics about each school.

  • Cuyahoga Community College is located in Cleveland and sits 10 miles from central Middleburg Heights; the school offers an associate's degree in diagnostic medical sonography.
  • Located in Elyria, Lorain County Community College is 17 miles from downtown Middleburg Heights and also offers a diagnostic medical sonography associate's program.

Comparison of Schools

The table below has details that might impact your decision on where to study medical sonography. Check it out to find out more about these schools costs, campus settings, enrollment numbers and more.

Cuyahoga Community College Lorain County Community College
School Type 2-year; public 2-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017) 23,900* 11,042*
Campus Setting Large city Small city
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $3,136 in-district
$3,953 in-state
$7,648 out-of-state*
$3,151 in-district
$3,753 in-state
$7,376 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 78%* 81%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A Open admissions N/A Open admissions
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 58% for full-time students* 63% for full-time students*
Graduation Rate (for students who began Fall 2014) 15%* 23%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Cuyahoga Community College

Cuyahoga Community College offers more than 190 educational and career training programs and is one of the largest community colleges in the state. The school also provides more than 800 courses through a distance learning format. Students can pursue programs in industrial technology, business, visual communication and design, allied health, hospitality, law enforcement and more. A diagnostic medical sonography program is offered at the associate's degree level.

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The 2-year, diagnostic medical sonography degree program combines classroom lectures and labs with off-site clinical experiences at hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Students are required to complete about 64-65 credits, and courses cover topics in sonographic scanning, patient care skills, sonographic instruments and physics and medical terminology. Electives include cardiac diagnostic procedures, breast sonography, pediatric cardiac sonography and sonographic pathology. Students are also required to complete a capstone course.

Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Community College partners with 14 universities to allow students to pursue bachelor's and master's degrees without leaving campus. It is the first community college in the state to offer a bachelor's degree. Short-term training, distance learning and continuing education opportunities are also available. The Allied Health and Nursing division offers an associate's degree in diagnostic medical sonography. Additional divisions offer programs in business, arts and humanities, engineering technologies, science and mathematics, social sciences and human services and health education.

Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The AAS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a general sonography program that trains students in abdominal, obstetrics/gynecology and vascular sonography. Course topics in the program include ultrasound physics, imaging modalities, ultrasound instrumentation and professional issues. Students develop diagnostic medical sonography skills through on-campus labs; they also participate in clinical experiences at area hospitals, clinics and medical centers.

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