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.
This full-time (21 months long) program leads to an Associate of Applied Sciences 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. See the full program schedule.
Successful graduates are eligible to take certifying exams of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in specialty areas of Abdomen and Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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Our DMS Graduates Succeed!
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This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on recommendation by the Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). The program at Tacoma Community College is accredited in the general concentration.
CAAHEP – 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, 727-210-2350, fax 727-210-2354, www.caahep.org.
JRC-DMS – 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, 443-973-3251, www.jrcdms.org.
Contact Shea Bower, BS, RDMS Program Director