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Admissions and Application:

Are applicants required to complete prerequisite courses at UMBC?

  • No, prerequisite courses may be completed at any accredited college.
  • How competitive is the program?

  • About 40% of all qualified applicants are accepted annually.
  • Can any of the prerequisites be waived?

  • Transcripts are evaluated for courses that may meet the prerequisites, but no prerequisites are waived.
  • Financial:

    What is the tuition for the program?

  • Currently, the tuition is $18,995.00.
  • What are the additional costs beyond tuition?

  • Students are responsible for the parking fees at area hospitals, uniforms, books, CPR, medical exam, background check, drug screen, lunch, professional organization fees, and registry exam fees upon completion of the program. A $250 Registration Fee is due upon enrollment and a $500 Lab Fee is due in addition to the first tuition payment.
  • Do you accept federal aid or financial assistance?

  • No, at this time we cannot accept either, however, we are able to offer a student loan through Sallie Mae.
  • How do I apply for a Sallie Mae loan?

  • Online at: www.salliemae.com. You may apply for a ”Smart option Loan”
  • Can I continue to work while I am in the program?

  • We do not recommend students work while in the program due to the demands of the program. However, we recognize that some students must work to support themselves. Please be conscious of your work hours so that they do not interfere with class time and/or study time.
  • Employment:


  • Please send job postings to lrumbarger@umbctrainingcenters.com.
  • Sonography Position Listings

  • Ultrasound/Sonographer - Howard Radiology
  • For more employment opportunities visit:


    Is the program accredited?

  • Yes, the program has been accredited by CAAHEP and the JRC-DMS since 1986. In September of 2007, the program was awarded re-accreditation for all three specialties for a period of five years. All graduates of the UMBC Sonography program are considered registry eligible upon graduation from the program.
  • What certification do I receive upon completion of the program?

  • The UMBC Sonography Program is a non-credit certificate program. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon graduation from the program.
  • Are there any evening or weekend classes?

  • No, at the present, all classes are daytime classes that are held weekdays.
  • What is the Holiday or vacation schedule for students?

  • The program is closed 7 major holidays with extended breaks for Thanksgiving, Winter/Christmas, New Year's, and Spring Break.
  • When does the program start and how long does it last?

  • The program starts every July and concludes in mid-August for a total of 13.5 months.
  • What is the dress code for the program?

  • The dress code for class is casual; jeans, t-shirts, khakis, polo shirts, etc. Students must look neat and professional at all times. Shorts, mini-skirts, tank tops, halter tops, and mini t-shirts are not allowed, as well as anything obscene or offensive.
  • Is there a required uniform for the UMBC program?

  • Yes, the UMBC Sonography program requires all students wear a uniform that identifies them as UMBC students while at clinical site rotations. The student must appear neat and professional at all times.
  • What are the hours of the program?

  • Expect class and clinical hours to begin at 8 am (unless otherwise stated.) The day concludes at 4:30 - 5 pm. Students are required to attend all classes/clinical during these hours Monday-Friday.