Program Objectives:
The student will be trained in Anatomy & Physiology with Medical Terminology incorporated, General College Mathematics, Lifespan Development, Communications, Physics, and imaging specialties such as OB/GYN, Abdominal, Breast, Echo, Vascular, and Pediatric Sonography. As a Sonographer the student will train to be able to provide patient services in a variety of medial settings using medical ultrasound under the supervision of a physician. The student will be trained to perform ultrasound studies as ordered by physicians for their patients. The student will be trained to perform appropriate procedures and record anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data as well as sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedures. The student will attend 630 hours of extern, which will allow the student to apply the principles obtained during the Sonography program. After the completion of the Physics portion of the program the student will be eligible to take the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation (SPI) examination through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. When all requirements have been met the student will qualify to sit for the RDMS, RDCS, or RVT registries. Students should complete the program in 6 semesters for day class, and 7.5 semesters for night class.

The student must complete:
• 81 Credit Hours
• Successfully complete each course with at least a 70% (GPA 2.0)
• Achieve 100% on lab participation
• 630 hours of clinical experience in a clinic or hospital. This will allow the student to apply the principles of patient services in a variety of medial settings using ultrasound under the supervision of a physician. Emphasis will be on basic skills of a Sonographer. This rotation will be completed the last two semesters of enrollment. 
• The student then must complete one year of clinical sonography to be eligible for the specialty examinations.
• Minimum Program Expectations applied to each concentration course objectives: To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains


General Education Courses
• General College Math
• Introduction to Communication
• Developmental Psychology
• Anatomy & Physiology I
• Introduction to Physics


Concentration Courses
• Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography
• Abdomen and Small Parts Sonography
• Sonography Fundamentals
• Sonography Scanning I (Abdominal & Small Parts Continuation)
• OB/GYN Sonography I
• Sonographer Career Fundamentals
• Patient Sonographer Interaction I
• Vascular Imaging I
• Sonography Scanning II
• OB/GYN Imaging II
• Vascular Imaging II
• Sonography Scanning III
• Patient Sonographer Interaction II
• Sonography Externship I
• Sonography Externship II


Total Cost of the Program: $17,500.00

Tuition: $16,500.00

Books & Supplies: $900.00

Application Fee; $100.00

Cost of Books/Supplies and Application Fee are due upon enrollment. Payment Plans are available for the tuition amount. 


Day Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays 


Length of Program: 22 Months (95 Weeks)


Night Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays 


Length of Program: 30 Months (129 Weeks)


This length includes two semesters or 630 hours of externship and semester breaks 

Requirements to Enroll: 

  • Passing the Accuplacer Entrance Examination provided at NGNA

  • Current Government Issued Picture ID

  • Social Security Card

  • High School Diploma/Transcripts

Associates of Applied Science in

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

North Georgia Nursing Academy at 3616 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is applying for initial accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should either write to the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments through the Council's website ( Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses. 


For additional program information:



Director of NGNA:

April Kidd:

Ph: (770) 534-1373 ext. 102

(The Director is available to current and previous students)

Main Number: (770) 534-1373

3616 Southland Drive, Flowery Branch, GA 30542

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