COVID-19 Response

On-campus offices are open to students. Online registration is available for Summer and Fall classes through Apache Access. Summer and Fall classes are offered in-person, online or hybrid.

COVID-19 Information Center

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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. 

Application Notice

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program application period will continue as planned, May 25, 2020. Please submit the same documentation that you would normally. Any missing information that cannot be obtained may be submitted prior to, or at the orientation meeting.

The DMSO Orientation on June 5, 2020, has changed location. It will now be held in RHNS 395 at 10:00 a.m. on June 5, 2020. The 3rd floor is only accessed by the south elevators. The interviews will begin at 8:30 a.m. June 6, 2020, on the second floor on RNHS.

Because of COVID-19, ACT testing dates may be delayed. Shadowing requirements are suspended but paperwork for the previous shadowing is accepted. Document your efforts to complete the steps required and include them with your application. Test scores (ACT) previously obtained, will be accepted, as well. If you were unable to take your ACT due to COVID-19, please document this, and include the rescheduled dates in the packet. The minimal score (17) will be put in as your scores. We are staying consistent with how other programs are moving forward, and this is the fairest solution. Submit what you can now. Update later. Please submit documents to:

Tyler Junior College
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Attention: Judy Cole
PO Box 9020 Tyler, Texas 75711-9020

You may also hand deliver applications. Check the program website regularly for updates.


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
Sonography ultrasound

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 a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.