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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Health Sciences & Nursing Programs

The health and safety of our Tarrant County College District (TCCD) community are responsibilities that we all share.

TCCD does not require the COVID-19 vaccine to access TCCD properties or to participate in campus activities.

Our Clinical Partners

However, TCCD’s partners may require vaccination for students enrolled in technical programs that require the fulfillment of onsite practicum/clinical coursework at one of our partnering facilities.

Students in technical programs with a practicum/clinical component may be required by the partnering facility to have the vaccine to complete the practicum/clinical requirement at the partnering facility. Several hospitals require technical program students to be fully immunized against COVID-19 before arrival at the facilities.

As a result, practicum/clinical sites for unvaccinated students may be limited; therefore, graduation may be delayed if students decline clinical/practicum assignments at sites requiring vaccination.

Job Titles & Career Info

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

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Texas Veterans Commission (TVC)-approved

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

Questions? See VetSuccess on Campus

Selective Admission

Sonography 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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Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares you for an occupational license. However, you may not be eligible for licensing if you have a prior criminal history.

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Degrees & Certificates



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
  • Radiation therapy

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

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About the Session

Find out everything you need to know about our program: requirements, courses, costs, and more.

Attending an information session is an application requirement. You will submit your Certificate of Attendance with your application.

Until We Can Host In-Person Sessions

Review the presentation slides and contact us if you have any questions: Diagnostic Medical Sonography Information Session (PDF)Listen


Health Care Professions Advising Resource Hub

Janette Keen, Career Advisor

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


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


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


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

Program Outcomes

Read TCC Sonography Program Effectiveness Data (PDF) for detailsListen about:

  • Student Retention
  • Job Placement
  • Test Takers Rate
  • Credential Success Rate

To request an accessible copy of the PDF, please contact Brandi Bach by email at brandie.bach@tccd.edu.

How Much Time & Money to Finish?

2024–2025 Academic Year

Degree or Certificate Program Title Semester Credit Hours Total Tuition & Fees
AAS Diagnostic Medical Sonography 65 $4,485
CRT2 Diagnostic Medical Sonography 41 $2,829


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

Continuing Education 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

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Trinity River Campus

Brandie Bach, MS, RDMS, RVS, RT (R)(S)(ARRT)
Program Director

Email brandie.bach@tccd.edu

Trinity River Campus

Health Care Professions
Advising Resource Hub

Janette Keen
Career Advisor

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 April 30, 2024