The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Temple College is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions. The program consists of both didactic and practical experiences that develop the individual’s potential to provide diagnostic-quality sonograms. The foundation for this is derived from understanding sonographic physics and application of these principles, and understanding the relationship of anatomical structures to produce diagnostic sonograms. The faculty facilitates learning opportunities that provide the student exposure to knowledge, skills, technology and belief systems necessary for the practice of sonography. These learning opportunities draw from and build on each other to provide progression in the development of sonographic skills. Coursework specific to diagnostic medical sonography and the general core curriculum, as outlined by the college, comprises the formal education plan for the Advanced Technical Certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree.
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
Degrees & Certificates
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
You must complete all prerequisite courses before being seated in the program. It is highly recommended that all co-requisites are completed also.
Due to campus closure because of COVID19, we are offering virtual info sessions until further notice.
The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography is the credentialing body for Sonographers. Students should review the ARDMS guidelines to determine when they are eligible to sit for an exam and which exam(s) they are eligible to challenge. Students are allowed to sit 60 days prior to graduation.
To earn the RDMS credential the graduate from the Temple College DMS Program must pass the following ARDMS examinations:
Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation AND any one of the following specialty examinations*
*Passing any one specialty exam will only provide you with the RDMS credential for that specialty area.