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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree Program

Dallas, TX

Prepare for a new career sooner than you think

As a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS), also known as an Ultrasound Technologist, you can work with providers, specialists, and surgeons in all phases of procedures. Sonographers specialize in creating images, sonograms or ultrasounds, of structures inside the body.


Learn to Create Ultrasound Images that Can Save Lives

  • Develop skills for producing ultrasound images to help doctors diagnose conditions, guide surgical teams, and more.
  • Gain hands-on experience in our labs and on clinical rotations.
  • Complete your degree in as few as 20 months of study.*

Program Overview

Ultrasound imagery (also known as “sonography”) first became part of medical treatment in the 1940s. Today, sonographers play an important role in assessing the health of pregnancies, detecting tumors, and create images of other soft tissues, including the major organs and arteries.

Concorde Career College in Dallas offers an Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography that can prepare you for exciting career opportunities in this important field. In as few as 20 months,* you can gain the foundation of medical knowledge and practical sonography skills you need to get on the path to a career that makes a difference.


Take the Next Step Now

Excited about a career as a diagnostic medical sonographer? Get in touch with Concorde Dallas today to find out if our associate degree program is right for you.

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for diagnostic medical sonographers and aids 2021-2031 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

ᵊCredit hours are defined by graduation requirements and differ between the diploma and associate of science degree programs. Credit hours may be subject to change, please refer to current course catalog for more information.

‡Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

20* Mo

Months*

84.5

Credit Hours

270

Lab Hours

960

Clinical Hours

Get Started

Have an Associate Degree in Healthcare?
Currently Licensed Dental Hygienist?
Currently a Licensed Surgical Technologist?
Currently a Registered Nurse (RN)?
Currently a LDA or RDA?

Curriculum

This program covers human anatomy and physiology, techniques for performing ultrasound imaging of various body structures, and general education topics.

  • Abdominal Sonography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Vascular Sonography
  • OB/GYN Sonography
  • Physics and Instrumentation
  • Registry Review
  • Sonographic Cross-Sectional Anatomy

*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

Career Outlook

A Career of Possibilities

Diagnostic medical sonographers create ultrasound images, aiding physcians in understanding underlying conditions used in preventing and treating conditions.

  • Taking patient medical histories and providing answers to questions prior to a procedure
  • Calibrating, operating and tracking issues with imaging equipment
  • Reviewing images to ensure quality and coverage are adequate for diagnostic purposes
  • Identifying images which show abnormalities
  • Providing reports for physicians and maintaining patient records

10%**

Projected national job demand for sonographers from 2021-2031

Medical Sonographer Growth

Job demand for sonographers is projected to grow as more patients seek diagnostic care and preventative medicine.

      **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for diagnostic medical sonographers and aids 2021-2031 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/diagnostic-medical-sonographers.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

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      Financial Aid

      As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.

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