The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) AAS degree is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills to be employed as a sonographer in a variety of clinical settings. Instructional methodologies will be based on the latest technology and will reflect current professional practice standards, and once eligible the student will sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examinations.
The field of diagnostic ultrasound, or medical sonography, utilizes high frequency sound waves to image and evaluate organs and soft tissue structures of the body. The diagnostic medical sonographer is a skilled person qualified by academic and clinical education to perform sonographic examinations under the supervision of a qualified physician. The sonographer performs a variety of diagnostic examinations to include evaluations of the brain, abdomen, peripheral blood vessels, and studies of the pregnant and nonpregnant female patient, and has a unique and vital role in the diagnostic process. The profession continues to offer many excellent opportunities for employment.
Admission to the Program
Program Application Instructions
- All prospective Diagnostic Medical Sonography students who have not been enrolled at TCC within the past year must complete an application for admission to the College, submit their high school transcripts, ACT scores and previous college transcripts to the Metro Campus Student Completion Services office at 909 South Boston, Tulsa, OK 74119. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Admission to Tulsa Community College does not guarantee admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
- Applications to the DMS program must be completed online at tulsacc.edu/healthscienceapply by April 1. For more information, contact the School of Health Sciences office at (918) 595-7002.
- Eligible applicants to be interviewed for consideration for admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program will be notified by email. All interviewed applicants will be notified by email regarding their selection status.
Program Admission Requirements
- College GPA of 2.5.
- ACT scores: Composite 19; Science Reasoning 19; Reading 19; English 19; Math 20.
- Completion of prerequisite courses with a “C” or better.
- BIOL 1314 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
- ENGL 1113 - Composition I
- MATH 1513 - Precalculus I (A)
- ALDH 1013 - Applied Medical Physics or PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)
- An extensive criminal background check, including but not limited to, a seven-year county of residence nationwide criminal history check, national sexual predator screening, Social Security check, and Medicare/Medicaid fraud screening is required by all clinical affiliates. All Allied Health students participating in clinicals are required to complete these background checks, immunizations and a drug screening test by the Department of Allied Health office deadline prior to the first clinical rotation. Any positive findings may be subject to review by the clinical affiliates and could prevent the student from completing clinical requirements.
Aimee M Francois, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
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Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:
- Incorporate anatomy, physiology and physics to the field of Diagnostic Ultrasound.
- Perform exam protocols in a sequential manner.
- Manage appropriate patient care.
- Manage DMS equipment proficiently.
- Uphold sonographic professional standards.
- Incorporate content to the lab and clinical setting.
- Evaluate images you have taken.
- Communicate appropriately to the setting.
Search for careers in Diagnostic Medical Sonography at TCC Career Explorer and visit TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.
Network with other DMS students through participation in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Organization. For more information speak with DMS faculty.
View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree Map .