Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic imaging is one of the most commonly used technologies in the medical profession. With a degree in diagnostic medical sonography from Collin College, you can be part of a team that helps identify medical issues early enough to make a real difference in people's lives.
Collin College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to prepare you to become a registered sonographer. Through our rigorous integrated didactic and clinical program, students graduate with the skills and knowledge required to be competent in sonography.
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES/CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT
After initial acceptance to this program, all students are required to meet specific functional abilities with or without accommodations for successful completion of the program and to function safely and effectively in the variety of the profession’s settings. The specific functional requirements are found in “Functional Abilities/Core Performance Standards” documents provided in the program information and application packets. Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodation are encouraged to contact the college ACCESS department as soon as this program is of interest.
The Collin College Diagnostic Medical Sonography – General Track (including Abdomen-Extended and Obstetrics & Gynecology) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Accreditation for Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS). They may be contacted at:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 113th St N, #7709
Seminole, FL 33775
Phone: (727) 210-2350
Joint Review Committee on Accreditation for Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (443) 973-3251
Please note the Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Cardiac Track program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission to this program is selective. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Registration is by permission only. Information and applications may be obtained online or from the Health Sciences and Emergency Services division office.
To apply, students must:
• Submit the required application form by the designated deadline.
• Application and acceptance into Collin College.
• Submit official copies of all college transcripts.
• Complete Collin College reading, writing and mathematics assessments.
• A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all DMSO specific courses (BIOL 2401 and 2402 must have been taken within the last five years before application)
• Complete HESI A2 Exam.
* It is important to note that one of the required vaccinations, Hepatitis B, consists of a three-dose series, which can take up to 7 months to complete. Individuals unable to receive the HBV must inform the Program Director. In such cases, the applicant must sign a declination form. All immunizations must be complete before assignment to clinical training.
Health Insurance – All Sonography students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester.
If your program requires a criminal background check, your placement in a required clinical site, cooperative, practicum, internship, and/or licensure/certification opportunity may be impacted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your program director and check with your licensing/certifying entity, if any, to determine your status.
Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisors. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.
* Please note the Diagnostic Medical Sonography – Cardiac Track program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).