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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Quick Facts

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (sonography) is a diagnostic imaging specialty within radiology. Sonography equipment uses ultrasound to create images of internal organs and tissues.

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Our Program

Why choose Sonography?

  • Add a specialty to your current license in radiography, nuclear medicine, or radiation therapy
  • Enter a field where you can grow in your career by pursuing sonography specializations, such as:
    • Abdomen
    • Blood vessels (vascular technology)
    • Brain (neurosonology)
    • Breast
    • Eye (ophthalmology)
    • Obstetrics & gynecology
    • Heart (echocardiography)
    • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Enter a field with a bright job growth outlook

Prepare for what you will do at work

  • Operate diagnostic ultrasound equipment to create quality images for diagnostic purposes
  • Observe patients & care for their safety & comfort
  • Work with medical imaging team & physicians to diagnose diseases & injuries
  • Follow radiation safety measures to ensure patient & staff safety & to comply with government regulations

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Marketable skills you will learn

  • Critical thinking
  • Reasoning
  • Communication
  • Personal & social responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Computer literacy

Before you enroll, think about:

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

You can use your Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits to pay for this program.

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Prerequisite

You must currently hold an active license in 1 or more:

  • Registered Radiographer
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Selective Admission

Sonographyt is a selective admission program.

After being accepted to TCC, you must meet the selective admission requirements to be eligible to submit a separate application to our Sonography Program.

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Degrees & Certificates

Degree

Certificate 

Level 2

Already hold a registry with ARRT?

You enter the program by applying for the ATC if you currently hold a registry with the ARRT in:

  • Radiography
  • Nuclear medicine
    or
  • Radiation therapy

This certificate follows the A.A.S. program curriculum—minus the prerequisites.

Attend an Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement.

Until we can schedule in-person sessions, review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Information Session (PDF)Listen

Questions?

Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484
Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Accreditation

Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) through the Joint Review Committee on Accreditation for Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).

CAAHEP

  • Address: 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775
  • Phone: 727-210-2350
  • Website: www.caahep.org

JRCDMS

  • Address: 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • Phone: 443-973-3251
  • Website: www.jrcdms.org

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

Degree or Certificate Program Title Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Diagnostic Medical Sonography 65 $4,160
CRT2 Diagnostic Medical Sonography 41 $2,624

Notes:

  • Tuition is based on in-state, in-county rates.
  • Totals do not include textbooks and other materials.

Non-Credit Programs

Time commitments and fees vary depending on the course.

Earn More Choices & More Money

Transfer to a college or university to continue your studies. Earning a bachelor’s degree opens the door to career and promotion opportunities.

Next steps

Start on Your Pathway!

Contact

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Call 817-515-1484

Email TR.HealthCareAdvising@tccd.edu

Advising by Appointment

Fall & Spring Hours
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Updated September 09, 2021