About Our Program
Diagnostic Medical Sonography by the numbers
- 2.5: minimum GPA to be eligible to apply
- 12: maximum number of applicants accepted each application period (based on clinical availability)
- 24: semester hours of prerequisite courses to be completed before starting the program
- 65: credit hours to earn the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- 41: credit hours to earn a Level 2 Certificate
- $5,363: approximate cost of the A.A.S. program for a legal resident of Tarrant County
How our program works
The number of applicants we accept is based upon clinical availability.
We currently accept 12 students each fall.
The program is a full-time commitment.
Plan to spend 3 hours of study per 1 hour of lecture for didactic courses.
Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
You must be able to commit to 22 continuous months to complete 65 credit hours.
Level 2 Certificate
If you currently hold a registry with the ARRT in radiography, nuclear medicine or radiation therapy, you enter the program by applying for the Level 2 Certificate.
You must be able to commit to 22 continuous months to complete 41 credit hours.
For the Level 2 Certificate, you complete the 5 semesters of the program, but you do not have to take the prerequisite courses—as long as you took them during your radiology training, and they are listed on your transcript.
If eligible for our Level 2 Certificate, you need to qualify for acceptance into our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program and complete our 41-credit hour program.
The Monday-through-Friday schedule consists of both didactic, classroom instruction and practicum coursework.
The schedule of class days and practicum days varies each semester.
The practicum schedule consists of 8-hour shifts that can start as early as 6 a.m. and end as late as 9 p.m.
You must be able to attend practicum hours:
- Two (2) 7-hour days per week during the first semester
- Three (3) 8-hour days per week every other semester
You are required to earn a minimum grade of 78 percent on all program-specific courses. The recognized minimum passing grade is 78 percent (or "C"). You must pass each course by earning a grade of 78 percent to progress to the next semester in the program.
If you do not meet this minimum requirement, it is your responsibility to drop or withdraw.
You will receive an "F" for any grade you earn that is below 78 percent.
Approximate cost of the A.A.S. program for a legal resident of Tarrant County: $5,363
See a detailed Cost Analysis of our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.
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Fall & Spring Hours: Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Updated May 14, 2020