Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree
Information and Application Process
The Associate of Applied Science degree prepares the student for an entry-level position as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer for employment in hospitals and other health care agencies. Cuyahoga Community College offers two associate degrees in sonography depending on the specialty chosen. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer produces, evaluates, and correlates ultrasound images and related data. Sonographers provide a summary of their technical findings to the qualified interpreting physician to aid in rendering a medical decision.
The curriculum consists of didactic and on-campus lab instruction, as well as off-campus clinical applications at our affiliated health care institutions. All DMS specific courses are held at the Western Campus in Parma.
The cohort-style program offers specialty training in the following specialties: adult echocardiography or vascular sonography or abdominal extended-obstetrics/gynecology sonography. Clinical scanning experience hours, on-campus lectures, and labs are scheduled during the day, however, a few required lecture courses are required in the evening.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Upon completion of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, graduates are eligible to apply for the national credentialing exams offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
All applicants must apply to the DMS program through the online application system using the link located on this page.