Diagnostic Medical Sonography, AAS

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Workforce Development

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  • Owasso
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(918) 595-2059
10800 N. 140th East Ave. Owasso, OK 74055
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TCC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program provides you with the skills needed to work as a sonographer in a variety of clinical settings. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where your technical and scientific responsibilities will be matched by a real need for human relation skills, then our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program may be the educational path you are seeking.

Sonography occupation description

Diagnostic medical sonography is a type of medical imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves, also known as ultrasound, to produce images of organs, tissues and blood flow. Medical professionals use the images to evaluate organs and soft tissue structures of the body, including the brain, abdomen and peripheral blood vessels. A common example of sonography are the images that expectant parents view of their unborn child, which are made through ultrasound technology. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for sonography technicians is expected to grow by 39 percent through 2022, which is a much higher rate than many other occupations.

TCC Sonography program details

TCC’s Sonography program consists of five semesters and is considered a full-time program of specialized courses offered in a specific sequence. The program is offered at TCC’s Owasso Campus with clinical education at various sites in the Tulsa metro and surrounding area. Distant travel may be necessary as well as some evening clinic and class work. Graduates of this program receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science and are eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examination.

TCC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

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General Education Requirements: 18 Hours

Communication 6 hours

COMM 1113 Public Speaking
+*ENGL 1113 Composition I

Mathematics 3 hours

+*MATH 1513 College Algebra

Psychology 3 hours

Select one course from the following:
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2323 Conflict Resolution

Social Science 6 hours

POLS 1113 American Federal Government

and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

*Course has prerequisite.
+Prerequisite to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Specialized Course Requirements: 54-55 Hours

Biology 4 hours

+BIOL 1314 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Diagnostic Medical Sonography 44 hours

^*DMS 1002 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography
^*DMS 1103 Acoustical Physics and Instrumentation I
^*DMS 1213 Acoustical Physics and Instrumentation II
^*DMS 1223 Abdominal Sonography I
^*DMS 1233 OB/GYN Sonography I
^*DMS 1242 Sonography Clinical Practice I
^*DMS 1252 Sonography Clinical Practice II
^*DMS 1263 Neurosonography and Small Parts Sonography
^*DMS 2035 Sonography Clinical Practice III
^*DMS 2123 Abdominal Sonography II
^*DMS 2131 Ultrasound Seminar
^*DMS 2133 OB/GYN Sonography II
^*DMS 2148 Sonography Clinical Practice IV
^*DMS 2153 Vascular Ultrasound

Medical Terminology 3 hours

ALDH 1323 Medical Terminology

Physics 3-4 hours

+ALDH 1013 Applied Medical Physics
+PHYS 1114 General Physics I

Total Credit Hours: 72-73

*Course has prerequisite.
^Course must be completed with a grade of C or above
+Prerequisite to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

Workforce Development Degree Information

Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.

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Credential Exam Results for 2014-2015

SPI: 100%
ARDMS- Abdomen: 100%
ARRT- Sonography: 100%

Credential Exam Results for 2015-2016

SPI: 100%
ARDMS Abdomen: 80%
ARDMS OB/Gyn: 75%

Attrition Rate Results

Class of 2013-2015: 10%
Class of 2014-2016: 33%

Job Placement Results

Graduating Class of 2015: 60%
Graduating Class of 2016: 88%


The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Tulsa Community College is accredited by:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

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