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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMS) play an important role in the modern diagnosis and treatment team. The DMS is qualified by professional credentialing and academic and clinical experience to produce multi-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs, using ultrasound equipment, for use by physicians in diagnosing diseases and malfunction of organs.  DMS work in imaging centers, physicians' offices, clinics, mobile ultrasound units, or hospitals.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a Full-Time, Fall entry Associate of Applied Science Degree.

ACCREDITATION:  The DMS program is currently seeking programmatic accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS). CAAHEP can be contacted at  1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, (727) 210-2350, (727) 210-2354 (fax) or JRCDMS can be contacted at 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, (443) 973-3251 or

Steps to Apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

  • Sign up for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography information session, if available
  • Submit an HCC application for admission
  • Take placement tests, if applicable
  • Complete the required pre-requisite coursework with appropriate overall GPA
  • Submit official college transcripts for all colleges you wish to transfer credit; complete an Official Transcript Evaluation Request Form
  • Complete a supplemental application for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. The application fee is $25. Fall 2015 applications are accepted March 15 - May 15, 2015.  Fall 2016 applications will be accepted from September 15 - January 15, 2016.
  • Submit all documents to the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242)

Students interested in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program should work closely with the Office of Admissions and Advising and select Diagnostic Medical Sonography as their learning program on the HCC application. Further information is available by visiting RCF-242 or contacting the Allied Health team at 443-518-4230;

A Drug Screening and Criminal Background Check will be required prior to enrollment in any nursing/allied health clinical course in order to ensure the safety of patients in the clinical setting.  Students who do not comply with the drug screening and criminal background check are ineligible for placement in clinical agencies and therefore are not able to progress in the clinical nursing/allied health program.  Students with a criminal background may be unable to progress in the clinical nursing/allied health program. It is the student’s responsibility to know whether they are eligible for licensure. If a student has a criminal background, it is the students’ responsibility to explore whether the background will prohibit them from being licensed and employed in the health care industry. HCC faculty and staff are NOT able to provide legal advice. If you have any questions about your existing criminal background, you may wish to discuss this with legal counsel.

Students who are admitted to the clinical portion of the program may visit the Allied Health Clinical Student Information page for more information about orientation and health requirements. Students who are unsuccessful in the clinical portion of the program should refer to the Program Director and Diagnostic Medical Songraphy Student Handbook.

Please consult with a Nursing/Allied Health Advisor in the Office of Admissions and Advising (RCF-242) to get the most current information on prerequisites and requirements. The College reserves the right to change unilaterally, without notification, any requirement, fee or program if it is deemed necessary.

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