Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

In our Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) degree program, you can learn to harness the power of technology and gain the skills it takes to find a challenging and rewarding new career. Today’s healthcare professionals rely on high-tech equipment to diagnose and treat patients effectively.

Program overview:

  • Can be completed in 24 months
  • Consists of hands-on instruction from experienced professionals
  • Offers flexible scheduling. Day and evening classes available
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  • A set of required materials and textbooks are provided at no additional cost
  • Externship that allows you to apply learned skills and competencies
  • Eligible to sit for the national certification exam 

Why Southern Technical College:

  • Small class sizes
  • Accredited
  • Faculty of industry professionals
  • Resume building and interviewing prep
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Curriculum Overview

Southern Technical College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the abdominal sonography-extended and obstetrics and gynecology sonography concentrations. The structure of the program includes didactic and classroom theory with laboratory experiences and clinical externship to provide a balance of interesting and informative experiences to mold a well-prepared Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Sonography courses in this program provide a foundation in sonography and include a variety of sonography techniques, such as ultrasound instrumentation, gynecologic sonography, and embryonic and fetal sonography. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program requires eight terms to complete. Graduates of the program will earn an Associate in Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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The Diagnostic Sonographer should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the protocols, policies and procedures of the ultrasound laboratory.
  • Recognize the normal sonography appearance of structures of the abdomen, the gravid and non-gravid pelvis and associated vasculature.
  • Identify and evaluate gross anatomy and the anatomic relationships of structures of the abdominal and pelvic cavities in transverse, coronal, and sagittal planes.
  • Perform measurements of sonography images and data.
  • Apply basic concepts of acoustic physics.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of ultrasound instrumentation and operation.
  • Recognize and identify the normal appearance and Doppler patterns of the structures of the abdomen, pelvis, peritoneal, and retroperitoneal structures.
  • Recognize and identify disease processes and pathophysiologic findings.
  • Recognize and identify normal and abnormal anatomic structures.
  • Identify anatomic variants, normal and abnormal Doppler patterns.

Graduates of the DMS program at Southern Technical College may be eligible to take the national certification examination offered by the following entities:

If you’re considering earning your Associate’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, it’s time to contact Southern Technical College.

The DMS Program at Southern Technical College, Tampa Campus is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).  Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting CAAHEP at 9355 113th St. N, #7709, Seminole, FL 33775 or  The telephone number is (727) 210-2350.  Additional information may also be obtained by contacting the Joint Review Commission on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) at 6021 University Boulevard Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043 or  The telephone number is (443) 973-3251.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Outcomes

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Technical Standards

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Goals and Objectives

Career options upon graduation

  • Hospitals
  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Imaging Centers
  • Mobile Imaging Centers
  • Education
  • Applications for Sonography Equipment Manufactures
  • Traveling Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is available at these locations:

Why Southern Tech?

At Southern Technical College we strive to provide an education that will prepare students to pursue successful careers and lead enriched lives.

Based on the current market demands, we seek to provide the most relevant knowledge to our students and strive to ensure that our technology, our curriculum and our faculty are in touch with today’s and tomorrow’s industry needs.

Financial Assistance Options

This is most often the scariest part of your decision to go to college, but don’t worry, our staff will walk you through the process step-by-step. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
  • Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students
  • Veterans’ Benefits and Assistance

Career Training Readiness Quiz

This fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report which identifies your strengths and social style. Plus you will discover the training and positions you’re best suited for.