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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Image of a sonogram

What's New!

  • Look for Pre-Requistes Changes Soon - pending approval
  • Call the Program Director for specifics 528-7047
  • Application Deadline is April 1st
  • Orientation - for program information and acquire application forms
  • HOBET testing - one attempt per year

Associate Degree of Applied Science

Certificate of Completion

575-528-7047

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) is a medical imaging field that utilizes sound waves to obtain information and produce images of internal structures/functions of the body.

The program is approximately 17 months in length and is designed to provide students with the academic coursework and clinical internship experience necessary to apply for national certification examinations in the specialty areas of Abdominal and OB/Gyn Sonography.

There are 2 pathways to qualify for this program; depending on your educational background:

  •  Certificate Program pathway is for those applicants who have either a 2-year allied health degree (such as radiologic technology) OR a bachelor's degree in a medically-related science (see prerequisite and admission requirements for specific content).

 OR

  • Associate of Applied Science pathway is for those applicants whose background does not qualify them for the certificate track. This requires students to complete a minimum of 11 pre-requisite courses (see prerequisite and admission requirements for specific content).

The prerequisite courses must be completed by the time of application to the program and the student must have maintained at least a 3.0 overall college GPA with no more than one "C" in the prerequisite courses. This program is a full time program and all sonography core courses relate to each other and are only offered once during the program and therefore cannot be taken out of sequence. Students must maintain a grade of “C” in all sonography core coursework and clinical internships to remain in the program. Students must take and pass "End of Program Mock Registry Examinations" in order to graduate regardless of their academic standing in the program. Completion of the entire program is required for a student to be eligible to apply for the national registry examinations through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) or the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

All students will be required to have personal health insurance to attend clinicals.