Diagnostic Medical Sonography
An ultra sound career choice.
HCC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography associate degree career program includes instruction in sonographic practices and principles, and basic to advanced medical imaging skills intended to prepare students for employment as entry-level general and cardiac sonographers and vascular technologists in the field of diagnostic medical ultrasound.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (DMS) play an important role in health care, producing multi-dimensional ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians in diagnosing medical conditions. Successful graduates are prepared to sit for professional certification exams from national agencies, including the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS), the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT), and/or the Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
AccreditationThe Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program at Howard Community College meets and exceeds the required Standards and Guidelines for accreditation on all our concentrations: Abdominal Sonography, Ob/Gyn Sonography, Adult Echocardiography, and Vascular Sonography. The DMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). CAAHEP can be contacted at 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763, (727) 210-2350, (727) 210-2354 (fax) or email@example.com. JRCDMS can be contacted at 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, (443) 973-3251 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In compliance with accreditation standards and guidelines, the HCC Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses' current report on student data for credential success rate, attrition rate, and job placement rate is shared on the DMS Program Outcomes Report page.
AdmissionsStudents interested in this or any other HCC allied health or nursing program should first contact the Office of Admissions and Advising for any requirements and procedures supplemental to HCC's general application and enrollment process. Further information is available from the Nursing and Allied Health Admissions web page, or contacting the Allied Health team at 443-518-4230, email@example.com, or RCF-242.