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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Photo of medical sonographerYour new career in ultrasound technology starts here!

Sonographers are highly skilled professionals who use imaging equipment that non-invasively emits sound waves directed towards internal organs, blood vessels, tissues and other structures. They can work in hospitals, clinics, or private practices and help physicians gather data needed to reach diagnostic decisions.

Program graduates are prepared to do general sonography. With additional training, graduates can
perform cardiac sonography, vascular technology, and other sub-specialties.

Program Description

This full-time (21 months long) program leads to an Associate of Applied Sciences (PDF) degree with a specialization in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS). Training includes classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as clinical education in an affiliated ultrasound department.

The DMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Successful graduates are eligible to take certifying exams of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in specialty areas of Abdomen and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Health Sciences Overview

There are a variety of ways to work in the health care industry. TCC is fortunate to offer a number of educational programs in Health Sciences that might be of interest. In order to assist prospective students in fully understanding their training options, we encourage attendance at the Health Sciences Program Overview Information Session.

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