TCC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program provides you with the skills needed to work as a sonographer in a variety of clinical settings. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where your technical and scientific responsibilities will be matched by a real need for human relation skills, then our Diagnostic Medical Sonography program may be the educational path you are seeking.
Sonography occupation description
Diagnostic medical sonography is a type of medical imaging that uses high-frequency sound waves, also known as ultrasound, to produce images of organs, tissues and blood flow. Medical professionals use the images to evaluate organs and soft tissue structures of the body, including the brain, abdomen and peripheral blood vessels. A common example of sonography are the images that expectant parents view of their unborn child, which are made through ultrasound technology. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for sonography technicians is expected to grow by 39 percent through 2022, which is a much higher rate than many other occupations.
TCC Sonography program details
TCC’s Sonography program consists of five semesters and is considered a full-time program of specialized courses offered in a specific sequence. The program is offered at TCC’s Owasso Campus with clinical education at various sites in the Tulsa metro and surrounding area. Distant travel may be necessary as well as some evening clinic and class work. Graduates of this program receive an Associate Degree in Applied Science and are eligible to take the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examination.
TCC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
Program Estimated Cost
|TCC Application Fee||$20.00|
|Tuition and fees ($121/hr x 71)||$8,550.00|
|Laboratory Fees ($20/lab x 6)||$120.00|
|Uniforms (5 sets)||$250.00|
|Background check and drug screen||$150.00|
|Electronic Clinical Notebook||$150.00|
|ARDMS SPI Exam||$200.00|
|ARDMS Specialty Exam||$250|
|Estimated Total||$ 11,320.00|
The itemized estimate of cost for the 5 semester Associate of Applied Science Degree is subject to change!
Apply to Program
The applicant pool for programs in the School of Allied Health are very competitive. Application does not mean acceptance into the Allied Health program. Applicants are required to meet with a School of Allied Health advisor before they apply to a program and may be required to attend an orientation for the School of Allied Health. All application correspondence from the School of Allied Health will be through your TCC email.
Workforce Development Degree Information
Workforce development degree and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. They may advance students within their current career positions or open doors to new career opportunities. Coursework may apply towards a degree at a four-year university; check with an advisor for further information. The number of hours that apply to a degree will vary from one university to another.
Credential Exam Results for 2015-2016
ARDMS Abdomen: 80%
ARDMS OB/Gyn: 75%
Credential Exam Results for 2016-2017
ARDMS Abdomen: 76%
ARDMS OB/GYN: 83%
ARDMS Vascular: 100%
Attrition Rate Results
Class of 2013-2015: 10%
Class of 2014-2016: 33%
Class of 2015 – 2017: 13%
Class of 2016 – 2018: 15%
Job Placement Results
Graduating Class of 2015: 60%
Graduating Class of 2016: 100%
Graduating Class of 2017: 91%
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Tulsa Community College is accredited by:
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
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Learn about TCC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program on the TCC Community Campus in Owasso.