(found 1 school, updated in May 2017)
Ready to join the ultrasound students in Montgomery, Alabama during 2017 to prepare for an excellent healthcare career as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer? If so, this is the right place to begin your search for CAAHEP accredited ultrasound programs. Located in the Deep South, Montgomery is Alabama’s capital city. Its history is rooted in the civil rights movement and offers several cultural sites, like the Civil Rights Memorial & Center and the Freedom Riders Museum.
Sonography Education in Montgomery, Alabama
Montgomery has a nice variety of colleges and universities serving over 17,400 students. Sonography students can earn an Associate degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Trenholm State Community College. It is the only CAAHEP accredited program in Montgomery. The next nearest CAAHEP accredited program is at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Opp, Alabama. That school offers an Associate Degree in general sonography and a certificate program in general sonography. Many of the prerequisites at both schools can be taken online.
It is best to attend a CAAHEP accredited ultrasound program so there is assurance the program is high quality and students are prepared to sit for certification with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and/or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) upon completing ultrasound training. Though Trenholm does not offer federal loan programs, it does offer federal and state grants, work-study and scholarship opportunities through the Trenholm Foundation, like the Dr. H.C. Trenholm Scholarship and the First Generation College Student Scholarship.
Get ARDMS Certification
Students successfully graduating from H. Councill Trenholm State Community College can earn the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) credential. It is necessary to take the Sonography Principles & Instrumentation Examination (SPI) and a specialty exam like abdomen (AB), breast (BR), obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) to get sonography certification before looking at ultrasound jobs. Once certified, a sonographer must complete ultrasound CMEs for renewing his or her certificate.
Salary and Job Outlook for Sonographers in Montgomery, Alabama
The average annual salary for sonographers in Montgomery as of May 2016 was $50,030 or $24.06 per hour. For the state of Alabama, the average annual wage is $54,940 or $26.41 per hour. Projected 2014-2024 employment growth for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers for the state of Alabama is 25.7 percent. | See Job Openings
Accredited Sonography School in Montgomery
School: H. Councill Trenholm State Community College
Address: 1225 Air Base Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36108
Sonography Programs: Associates Degree in General Sonography
Accreditation: CAAHEP Accredited and ARRT Recognized
Program and Contact Details: Click this link to get ultrasound program details and contact information
Accredited Ultrasound Programs Near Montgomery
There are CAAHEP accredited sonography programs available in the following cities:
- Opp, Alabama (82 miles away)
- Columbus, Georgia (82 miles away)
- Birmingham, Alabama (93 miles away)
- Hanceville, Alabama (133 miles away)
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