Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Mandatory Orientation for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Fall 2021 class is finally confirmed to be in Palmer Performing Arts Center (PPAC, the remodeled Wise Auditorium) on June 4th, at 10 am. For those unable to attend due to Covid, a zoom link can be provided via email, please contact Wesley Speake (Wesley.speake@tjc.edu) or Judy Cole (jcol@tjc.edu).

All requirements for Observation Hours and ACT scores are mandatory.

The twenty-four-month Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare you to perform diagnostic examinations, as requested by a physician, using high-frequency sound waves to visualize soft tissue structures. As a sonographer, you'll work in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.

Upon graduation, you're eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examination in general physics, abdominal, and OB/GYN sonography. 

Mission Statement

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.

Degree Plans

How to Apply

TJC is an open admissions college; however, acceptance into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is limited. Acceptance into the program is based on criteria utilizing a point system and reviewed by an admissions committee. Because of limited enrollment in the program, all applicants who meet the basic admission requirements will not be interviewed nor accepted into the program. Applicant ranking by the point system will determine admission decisions.

Selective Admissions
DMS Application Packet
DMS Student Handbook
Annual Report 2020

Essential Functions

DMS student responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing competent sonograms
  • Independent judgment
  • Directing patient interaction
  • Provide quality patient care
  • Basic clerical skills
  • Work standing on your feet 80% of the time
  • Physician interaction
  • Ability to use both hands, wrists, and shoulders
  • Traveling to clinical sites
  • Distinguish audible sounds
  • A personal commitment
  • Lift more than 50 pounds routinely
  • Professionalism

Previous Criminal Record:

For students in this program who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas.

If you have ever been convicted of a crime, and have a criminal record, please contact compliance@inteleos.org prior to applying. They will review your record, and be sure you are eligible for registry upon graduation.

Echocardiologist pointing to an imaging of a heart

Diagnostic Echocardiography

TJC offers a twenty-four-month Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Echocardiography as well. Get the training you need to work in this high-demand field.

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