Allied Health Services Division

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

 Frequently Asked Questions



Q.  I can see the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is available at TCC, but I can’t register for classes.

A.   All of TCC’s Allied Health Programs are admittance by acceptance. An interested student has to meet the entrance requirements in order to apply.

Q. How many DMS students will be in each class?

A. 12 students will start each fall semester.

Q.  What do I need to apply to the DMS Program?

A.  An applicant needs to have an ACT score of at least an 18, a College GPA of at least a 2.5 an application into TCC and the DMS application in the Allied Health Services office by the April 1st deadline

Q. I never took the ACT. Do I really have to take it?

A. Yes, all applicants to the DMS program must have an ACT

Q. My ACT is from 25 years ago when I was in High School. Is it still good?

A. Yes.

Q. My High School doesn’t have my ACT score any more. What do I do?

A. Contact act.org for information on obtaining your score.

Q. I contacted the ACT Company about retrieving my score and they say it will take over a month for TCC to receive it.  Am I eligible to apply to the DMS Program?

A. All entrance required documentation must be available to TCC by the April 1st Application deadline for the DMS program.

Q. How do I know if TCC has my transcripts and they are current?

A. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure all information is current and correct with TCC. Contact student services to verify all information.

Q. Are there prerequisites to the DMS Program?

A. Yes. The prerequisites are: College Algebra, Composition I, Biology 1314 and Physics 1003

Q. I don’t have all the prerequisites. Can I still apply?

A.  Yes. All program prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring smester in which the student is applying.   

Q.   When is the deadline for applying for the DMS program?

A.   April 1st of each year

Q. Where is the DMS Program located?

A. The DMS program class and lab are at the Owasso Campus.

Q. What is the difference between the Certificate and the Degree programs?

A. The certificate program is only for those students who already have an Associate’s Degree and do not need to retake their general education courses. All other students will earn an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science (AAS).

Q. How long is the DMS Program?

A. It is 5 semesters which is about 16 months.

Q. I already have an Associate’s Degree. Can I finish the certificate program in less than 5 semesters?

A. No. The class load will be lighter for you, but it does not shorten the program

Q. How do I get more information about the DMS Program?

A. The TCC website tulsacc.edu has the program information and application

Q. I have read the DMS program information but I have more questions. Who can I contact?

A. Contact TCC’s Allied Health Services at 918-595-7002 for additional information.