Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Use the latest ultrasound and sonogram technology to create images and help diagnose issues of the brain, abdomen, peripheral blood vessels and more.

Program Details

As a diagnostic medical sonographer, you’ll work closely with patients to perform ultrasounds and sonograms that help physicians evaluate health and diagnose issues. This certificate program is perfect for students with previous college experience who want to start a career in the fast-growing field of sonography. During the program, you’ll experience a variety of real-life exams and invasive procedures, from obstetrics and gynecology to vascular and trauma. You’ll also test your skills in our simulation ultrasound suite.

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Job Growth
19%
Registry
Exam
Pass Rate
100%
Median Salary
$75,920

In addition to meeting general admission requirements, applicants must meet the following program-specific requirements:

Applicants to the Academic Certificate program must have earned an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution, have completed an accredited two (2)-year post-secondary Allied Health program or will have met the associate or baccalaureate requirements from the primary educational institution upon completion of the Academic Certificate program. Prior to entering the Academic Certificate program, candidates must complete the following college-level courses with a grade of “C” (74%) or better:

  • College Algebra
  • English Composition
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II
  • Physics

PA College cannot guarantee clinical rotations for students who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

YEARGRADUATIONPH CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONABD CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONO/G CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONJOB PLACEMENT RATE
Initial EnrollmentGraduatedRateAttemptedPassedPass RateAttemptedPassedPass RateAttemptedPassedPass RateGraduatesJobs within 12 monthsRate
20211515100%151386.67%14857%151173.3%151386.67%
2020151387%131185%1212100%1313100%131292%
2019151280%1212100%9889%121192%121083%
2018151387%131292%11982%111091%131077%
2017151280%1212100%99100%1212100%121083%
Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

All program applicants must meet general admission requirements.

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Tuition

Tuition & Fees

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Course Delivery

Course Delivery

This course is offered both
online and in-person.

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Curriculum

Students already holding an associate or baccalaureate degree, or who will have met the baccalaureate requirements from their primary educational program upon completion of the certificate program, may apply for the 13-month academic certificate program on a space available basis.

Academic Certificate Program

Accreditation

The General DMS Program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

CAAHEP
9355 – 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
727-210-2350

JRC-DMS
6021 University Blvd., Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
443-973-3251

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Meet the Faculty

Kathryn Zale

Kathryn E. Zale, MS, BA, RDMS, RVT

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/ Vascular Sonography Instructor

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Maryglo Stroik

Maryglo Stroik, MHA, RVT, RDMS, RT(R)

Program Director - Vascular Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Tawni Welsh

Tawni Welsh, BS, RDMS, RVT

Clinical Coordinator - Vascular Sonography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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