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Health & Wellness Division



  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time (several hours)
  • Ability to lift and/or support up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to push heavy equipment up to 300 lbs and safely transfer and position patients weighing up to 250 lbs
  • Mobility to move freely around the imaging department and ultrasound room, as well as other areas of the hospital such as surgery and patient rooms
  • Ability and manual dexterity to frequently reach and handle equipment for imaging purposes
  • Ability to reach up to 6 ft. off the floor
  • Ability to assume varied postural positions (bending, kneeling, stretching) to work with equipment and patients
  • Must have dexterity to manipulate the transducer and control panel simultaneously (with thumb/hand/wrist/arm/hand movements)
  • Strong hand/eye coordination
  • Ability to write legible English in a style that is readable
  • Motor ability to act quickly in emergency situations
  • Dexterity to work in a sterile environment, prepare sterile fields, and fill sterile syringes
  • Ability to think in 3-dimension while using a 2-dimensional imaging modality


  • Ability to discern small differences between shades of gray in order to acquire and fully interpret an ultrasound image
  • Distinguish between the colors red, yellow, blue, and green in order to accurately interpret color Doppler
  • Ability to hear patients when at a distance of 10-15 feet
  • Ability to read and comprehend written orders in English
  • Ability to see in very dim light


  • Possess verbal and written skills to communicate effectively in English with patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Ability to elicit information and assess non-verbal information


  • Ability to read and comprehend relevant information in textbooks, medical records, and professional literature
  • Ability to measure, calculate, reason, analyze, integrate, and synthesize in the context of the sonography profession and to make critical thinking decisions, hypotheses, and conclusions
  • Ability to retain and apply information
  • Ability to organize and accurately perform individual steps in a sonographic procedure in proper sequence and time frame
  • Ability to apply knowledge to sonographic imaging and problem solve clinical scenarios
  • Use cognitive skills to identify, record, and adapt procedures as appropriate to anatomical, pathological, and diagnostic information and images


  • Must possess the emotional health required for full utilization of intellectual abilities, exercise of good judgment, and prompt completion of all responsibilities as relate the sonographic imaging field
  • Ability to function under all circumstances including highly stressful and/or fast-paced environments
  • Ability to adapt to an environment that may change rapidly without warning and/or in unpredictable ways
  • Ability to show empathy, compassion, and concern for others
  • Ability to remain calm and focused during performance of sonographic exams, including competency evaluation performance
  • Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and professionalism in all matters with peers, faculty, staff, and patients
  • Demonstrate accountability, problem solving, sound judgment, and listening skills at all times
  • Ability to maintain confidences according to professional and legal (HIPPA) standards
  • Comply with the Sonographer Code of Ethics, Clinical Practice Standards and Scope of Practice (Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography;


The college is committed to ensuring that otherwise qualified students with disabilities are given equal access through reasonable accommodations to its services, programs, and activities for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are required to perform all essential functions of the program with or without reasonable accommodation. The college will work with the student and disability office to provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations. While the college will make every effort to work with our students with disabilities to accommodate their disability-related needs, it is important to note we are not required to provide requested accommodation that would fundamentally alter the essential functions or technical standards of the program. Students can contact disability services at 686-9794,, or

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