Diagnostic Medical Sonography

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Associate of Applied Science teaches the use of high-frequency sound waves as a diagnostic tool to view the human body to aid in the diagnosis of illness.


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How to Apply

Due to limited seating, Diagnostic Medical Sonography requires you to complete a screening process before registering for classes in the program. Learn more about the screening criteria and deadlines from Coordinated Program Entry.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

A sonographer is a health care professional who uses high-frequency sound waves as a diagnostic tool to view the human body in order to aid the physician in the diagnosis of illness. You will study the use of sound waves to generate images of various parts of the human body.

As a graduate you will have the ability to conceptualize in 3-dimensional form. The program provides classroom didactic instruction, hands-on scanning, laboratory instruction and clinical experiences in a variety of medical facilities and outpatient diagnostic centers. You will be trained to sit for the national board exams administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the specialty areas of “Abdomen,” “Obstetrics and Gynecology” and “Breast.” Successful completion of this exam results in attaining the RDMS (Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer) credential.


Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.