Certificate Program in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program is designed to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains. This program is designed to prepare students to perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations required of an entry-level general sonographer to include, but not be limited to, the abdomen, pelvis, pregnant female pelvis, and superficial structures. Students are also introduced to vascular ultrasound.

Students will have the opportunity to study the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of scanned organ systems, recognize the sonographic patterns of the organs, learn the protocols for a logical and thorough survey of the organs, and provide accurate and technical impressions to the interpreting physician.

The core curriculum is structured to include an on-campus lecture component, an on-campus imaging laboratory component, and an off-campus integrated clinical component. The final externship portion of the curriculum is structured to include supervised experiences in the clinical environment that require competencies, logs, and evaluations completed by the student.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates who have diligently attended class and their externship, studied, and practiced their skills should have the skills to seek entry-level employment as diagnostic medical sonographers.


The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program at is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (JRC-DMS).

Accreditation is a voluntary process which may be undertaken by schools to demonstrate compliance with specific standards designed to indicate a level of education quality. Each campus has been approved by its respective Institutional Accreditor to offer all of its currently available programs.

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What career opportunities can you pursue upon successful completion of this program?

  • Ultrasound Sonographer
  • Ultrasound Technologist
  • Ultrasound Technician
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
  • Sonographer

What are some of the topics you will study in this program?

  • Sonographic Patterns of Organs
  • Proper Protocols to Survey Organs
  • Technical Impressions
  • Laboratory Procedure Component

Credits earned at Sanford-Brown are usually not transferable to public or private non-profit colleges or universities.

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Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

Program Disclosure Information for:
SBI - White Plains - Discontinued Program - Certificate Program in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound


Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

  • NA
    Campus Rate
  • 44%
    Program Rate
CAAHEP – Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS):

Reporting Period: 1/1/2014 through 12/31/2014

Date Submitted: 03/2015


The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS), and the American College of Cardiology, American College of Radiology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, American Society of Echocardiography, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Society for Vascular Surgery, and Society for Vascular Ultrasound cooperate to establish, maintain and promote appropriate standards of quality for educational programs in diagnostic medical sonography and to provide recognition for educational programs that meet or exceed the minimum standards outlined in the accreditation Standards and Guidelines.

Rate Calculation

The JRC-DMS threshold for Graduate Placement is 80%

Total Number of Graduates Placed1
Divided by/
Total Graduates = Placement Rate

1 Number of graduates employed full or part-time in a related field
Plus (+)
The number of graduates continuing their education
Plus (+)
The number of graduates active in the military

  • 65%
    Campus Rate
  • 70%
    Program Rate
New York Attorney General (NYAG):

Reporting Period: 7/1/2013 through 6/30/2014

Date Submitted: 12/2014



Rate Calculation

Number of Placed graduates/completers(1), divided by the number of eligible(2) graduates/completers

(1) In calculating the Special New York Placement Rate, the school counts graduates/completers as "Placed" if they obtained a permanent position that is either a full-time position or a part-time position of at least 20 hours per week, and have completed a minimum of 18 days worked, and:

  • the position was included on the list of job titles published by the school for which the program prepares them;
  • the position requires the use of the skills learned in the graduate/completer's program as a predominant component of the job; or
  • for those graduates/completers continuing in a position held prior to enrolling in the program, the graduate/completer attests in writing that the training received enabled the graduate/completer to maintain or advance in the graduate/completer's position.

(2) The number of eligible graduates/completers excludes graduates/completers in the following categories: (i) pregnant or has a medical condition or disability that results in the graduate/completer's inability to work or the graduate/completer has a parent, child or spouse who has a medical condition that requires the care of the graduate; (ii) engaged in full-time active military duty; (iii) enrolled in an additional program of post-secondary education; (iv) deceased; (v) not eligible for placement in the United States because of visa restrictions; (vi) a completer/graduate of a stand-alone English as a Second Language program; or (vii) spouse or dependent of military personnel who have moved due to military transfer orders.


SBI - White Plains - Graduation Rate

The campus began providing instruction after the date range used for the graduation rate calculation. The graduation rate is calculated AFTER there are graduates from the longest program at the school based on a formula required by the U.S. Department of Education. For this reason, data is not available at this time.

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/