Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMSO) student will have direct experience with ultrasound examinations. The student will interact with patients under a variety of circumstances and will be responsible for the safety and well being of those patients, in addition to producing quality sonograms.
The sixteen-month Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare skilled professionals to perform diagnostic examinations, as requested by a physician, using high-frequency sound waves to visualize soft tissue structures. Sonographers work in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.
Students who successfully complete the curriculum are eligible to challenge the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examination in general physics, abdominal, and OB/GYN sonography. The sixteen-month general sonography portion of the program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Graduates from the sixteen-month AAS portion of the program will be eligible to apply for the Advanced Certificate option in vascular technology, consisting of an additional four months of formal instruction. Students who complete the curriculum are eligible to challenge the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examination in Vascular Technology and Vascular Physics. Applicants to this program must be graduates of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited school in diagnostic medical sonography or credentialed Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Students who are currently enrolled in the AAS degree plan will be given preference. It is strongly recommended that students complete both the Associate of Applied Science degree portion of the program and the Advanced Certificate option of the program. The vascular technology certificate portion of the program will be available each spring.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Tyler Junior College is committed to serve the local community and students in providing for the training of necessary job skills, and the proper education needed to fulfill the duties of a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
The DMS program is also committed to graduate students capable of attaining the status of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. The program provides access and equal opportunity to all qualified individuals who apply.
Please see our related downloads for application packet, student volunteer forms, the gainful employment report, and the Nursing and Health Sciences application.
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS)
- Advanced Vascular (Certificate)
- Pamela Brower, BHSc, RVT, RVS/Professor
- Debbie Henson, RDMS, RVT, RDCS/Professor
- Carla Phillips, RVT, RDMS/Professor