Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (65 semester credit hours)
- Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East
Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC)
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:
- Nuclear medicine
- Radiation therapy
This certificate follows the A.A.S. program curriculum—minus the prerequisites.
Role of the Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a branch of radiology.
Sonography equipment directs non-ionizing, high frequency sounds waves into areas of a patient’s body to collect reflected echoes that form an image. A physician interprets the image to diagnose a variety of diseases and conditions.
Working under the supervision of physicians, diagnostic medical sonographers:
- Gather, review and integrate patient histories and data
- Instruct and care for patients
- Record anatomic, physiologic and pathologic data
- Process sonographic data
- Maintain and operate sonography equipment
- Uphold professional standards and ethics
To graduate well-trained, compassionate, entry-level general and vascular sonographers who demonstrate the ability to think critically, communicate effectively and positively contribute to the care of others.
To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
To prepare competent entry-level vascular sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is currently instructing the first cohort of students.
No data will be available until 2019.
Credential Success Rates
American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) Certification Examinations
|ARDMS Pass Rates for:||2019||2020||2021||2022|
|Sonography Physics & Instrumentation|
|Obstetrics & Gynecology Examination|
|Number of graduates who passed 1 General Examination & the Vascular Examination|
Job Placement Rates
Employment or continuing education within 1 year of completing our program:
Number of students who completed the program out of total number of applicants accepted to the program:
Trinity River Campus
Cal Quigley, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
Cassie Ardry, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
Updated December 08, 2017