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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMSI) Program offers degrees in sonography with three different concentration pathways – cardiac, vascular, and general. A sonographer plays a role in the non-invasive diagnostics process through the use of creating images from ultrasonic imaging devices.  The sonographer typically prepares patients, explains the exam process, performs the procedures, and reports the findings to the patient or physician.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduates can work in suburban and rural hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, federal and state health agencies, and certain educational institutions. The Associate of Applied Science program includes courses in the following areas: technique, exposure, positioning, protection, physics, patient care and ethics. Clinical practice and supplemental instruction are provided in accredited hospitals and clinics. Upon completion of the ultrasound program requirements, graduates are registry eligible and must have worked for 12 months to take the National Registry Examination.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography while you complete the prerequisite requirements. The program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process. Contact your campus of interest below for more details.

Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam.  The details and process will be provided at an orientation.  Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.

Our Graduates

Graduates of our program are working in suburban and rural hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and doctor’s offices.  Some of our graduates choose to transfer to a four-year institution.  

Degrees & Certificates

Please select from our list of degrees below for class and location information. More information is available on each degree option in the dropdown above.

Degrees

Associate of Applied Science - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Cardiac
(67 credit hours = 6 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/General
(67 credit hours = 6 semesters)

Associate of Applied Science - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Vascular
(67 credit hours = 6 semesters)

When applying to the college you should select “Healthcare Spec Imaging Sci” as your desired program of study and “Associate of Applied Science” as your intended program degree.  You will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography while you complete the prerequisite requirements.   


NOTE: The number of credits required for a degree or certificate is based on students who are program-ready and does not include College Prep courses. Availability of degrees varies by campus.

Program Locations

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is offered at the campuses above.

The Ivy Tech Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited  for the General and Vascular concentrations by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The Adult Echocardiography concentration is not accredited at this time. Check accreditation status.

The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) is a member of CAAHEP and  is responsible for the maintenance and promotion of quality education standards in diagnostic medical sonography. The JRC-DMS can be contacted at:

JRC-DMS
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443-973-3251  (phone)
866-738-3444  (fax)