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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Health Science career cluster

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (65 semester credit hours)
  • Full program is offered at: Trinity River Campus East

Program Options


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:

  • Radiography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiation therapy

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

2018 Information Session

Attending an information session is an application requirement. You do not have to reserve a place, but seating is limited to the first 100 people.


  • Date: April 5
  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050 (first floor)


Cal Quigley

Cassie Ardry

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

For details: Diagnostic Medical Sonography from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Our Mission

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.

Our Goals

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.

Program Outcomes

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        
Abdomen Examination        
Obstetrics & Gynecology Examination        
Vascular Examination        


  2019 2020 2021 2022
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:

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Retention Rates

Number of students who completed the program out of total number of applicants accepted to the program:

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Trinity River Campus

Cal Quigley, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
TRCF 2101A

Cassie Ardry, Career and Technical Education Academic Advisor
TRCF 2101A

Updated February 08, 2018