Distance Learning with OneMSU

The OneMSU Network is proud to connect students to an A.A.S. degree in diagnostic medical sonography. Offered by City College MSU Billings, this two-year program is for students interested in becoming ultrasound technicians, also known as sonographers. With the OneMSU Network’s distance-learning option, you can:

  • Take prerequisites at your nearest OneMSU college in Bozeman, Billings or Great Falls.
  • Take City College ultrasound classes online, traveling to Billings once a week for a semester for hands-on learning.
  • Get hands-on training at one of several clinical locations across Montana.
  • Enter a profession with a median annual wage of $83,150 in Montana.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Career

Diagnostic medical sonography (ultrasound) is an important medical service that allows clinicians to “see” inside the body. Providing this service are ultrasound technicians, who use special equipment to direct high-frequency sound waves toward the body so they can visualize internal organs, monitor pregnancies, and perform other medical functions.

Many sonographers will specialize in specific areas of the body and can work in a range of settings, including hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices and community health centers.

Sonographers and ultrasound technicians earn around $66,210 to $103,400 in Montana, and the job market in this field is expected to grow much faster than average.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Overview

The sonography degree at City College MSU Billings is a 21-month program with a minimum of 1600 clinical hours. Upon successfully completing this A.A.S degree, you will be prepared to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers exam or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Sonography exam.

Explore prerequisites, a sample course plan and more on the City College website.

Give your healthcare career a boost

Ready to take your healthcare career to the next level? Contact an advisor from your nearest OneMSU college for questions or to get important instructions on how to take the next step.