Veterinary Technology Sonographer Certificate (VT11)

The Veterinary Technology Sonographer certificate program will provide the skills needed for a Veterinary Technician or Diagnostic Medical Sonographer to produce sonographic images of the small animal. This will extend the abilities of the veterinarian to provide advanced diagnostics to patients. 

Rabies Vaccination Policy

Rabies is a serious viral disease that is nearly 100% fatal. Approximately 60,000 people worldwide die each year from this disease. The disease is transmitted from a bite or scratch from an infected animal. Fortunately, rabies is a disease that can be prevented through careful handling of animals and vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends preexposure rabies vaccinations in high-risk groups, such as veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and animal handlers.   

Based on the recommendation of the CDC, and with the guidance of the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (AVMA-CVTEA), Ogeechee Technical College is now requiring that all Veterinary Technology students be vaccinated against the rabies virus.  

The rabies vaccine protocol consists of two injections, one injection per day, on day 0 and on day 7. The vaccine can be obtained by a primary care physician, a participating county health department, and/or other vaccination clinic. The program faculty has a list of local rabies vaccine providers. 

Proof of vaccination must be shown by the beginning of VETT 1000 and VETT 1010, as animal handling will occur in the first semester of the program. Previously vaccinated students must provide proof of a current (within the past 3 years) rabies antibody titer.

More information about the risk of rabies and preexposure rabies prophylaxis can be found by visiting the following website

If you have questions about cost or insurance coverage, please direct those questions to your healthcare provider or your insurance provider.


Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are prepared to work with veterinarians to obtain diagnostic ultrasound images.

Admissions Criteria

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;
  • Applicants must meet ONE of the following:
  • Be a graduate of the diagnostic medical sonography program
  • Obtained a diploma or degree from an accredited VETT program
  • Be a licensed DVM
  • Be currently enrolled in VETT program and have completed the Vet Assistant courses
  • Meet the following assessment requirements:
Test Reading Writing Numerical Algebra
Accuplacer 64 70 NA 57
Accuplacer (Next Gen) 236 249 NA 245
Compass 79 62 NA 37
SAT 17 17 NA 21
SAT 290 290 NA 380
ACT 16 14 NA 17
ASSET 42 41 39 42
PSAT 17 17 NA 21
GED NA 145 NA 145

Veterinary Technology Sonographer Curriculum

The curriculum for the Veterinary Technology Sonographer certificate program is designed for the semester system. To earn the certificate, students must earn a minimum of 9 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of 195 contact hours and generally takes 2 semesters to complete.

Program Courses

Occupational Courses (9 Credits)

VETT 1060Animal Anatomy and Physiology


VETT 2410Principles of Sonography for Veterinary Medicine


VETT 2430Veterinary Sonographic Imaging


NOTE: “C” or higher grade is required for all the above courses.

Program Costs

Tuition ($100 per credit hour): $900

Fees ($385 per semester): $770

Books/Supplies: $300

Uniform Costs: Approximately $50

Course Supply Fees: Veterinary Technology (click to find individual course fees) 

(Costs are estimates and are subject to change.)