The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Diagnostic ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves to image various organs and structures within the body.
The ultrasound profession is subdivided into nine specialties. The specialties offered at CCAC are General Ultrasound, Cardiac Ultrasound and Vascular Ultrasound. Students will select one specialty field of study in which to major.
Graduates enter the job market with skills necessary to function as entry-level diagnostic medical sonographers.
Enrollment is limited by availability of clinical sites and other factors. Students must make separate applications to the ultrasound program. Applicants must have a successful record of achievement in high school science courses, algebra and physics or develop these skills prior to program admission.
Students must also meet pre-program requirements, which include the successful completion of the following courses with a letter grade of C or better:
Students must meet the essential cognitive, physical and behavioral functions to apply to the Sonography program.
Applications to the College and to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (DMS) are separate processes. Acceptance to the College does not serve as acceptance to the DMS Degree program.