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.

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Degrees & Certificates

Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Advanced Technical Certificate (ATC) in Non-Invasive Vascular Technology
Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Program Information


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).

25400 US Highway 19 N, Suite 158
Clearwater, Florida 33763
6021 University Boulevard
Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Application Procedure

You must complete all prerequisite courses before being seated in the program. It is highly recommended that all co-requisites are completed also.

Admission Steps

  1. Attend an information session
  2. Complete application
  3. Take the HESI2 test with a score of 75% of higher in each of the subject areas: Reading, Math, A&P, and Physics. You will also be tested in learning style and personality.
  4. If selected, attend interview
  5. If selected, submit for drug test, background check, orientation and CPR training
Information Sessions

We are offering both in-person and virtual info sessions.

In-Person Sessions held in the Pavilion, Room 2807
  • The first session is on Friday, August 8, 2021 at 9 a.m.
  • All other sessions are on Mondays at 9 a.m.
    • September 13, 2021
    • October 11, 2021
    • November 15, 2021
  • Tuesday sessions are offered on the following dates at 2 p.m.
    • January 25, 2022
    • February 22, 2022


Virtual Info Session

Program Highlights
  • Temple College sonography graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate.
  • Best Ultrasound Tech AwardStudents are double, if not triple credentialed, placing them up to five years ahead of other graduates.
  • In 2016, the program was recognized as one of the top 50 Ultrasound Technician Programs at two-year colleges in the country.

Program Outcomes

Expected sonographer's salary depending on credentials is $48,660 - $99,100 per year

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*

  • Abdomen
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Neurosonology
  • Breast Sonography
  • Vascular

*Passing any one specialty exam will only provide you with the RDMS credential for that specialty area.

MAY 2, 2022