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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree Program

Earn your Associate’s Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) in as little as 18-months! Or your Bachelor’s Degree in as little as 27-months!

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
About the Program

Program Details

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)program at the Platt College School of Medical Sciences is designed to prepare graduates to pursue careers in Sonography, a dynamic specialty area in the rapidly-expanding health care field.

Upon successful completion of foundational coursework and a clinical externship associated with the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Bachelor’s Degree, all graduates of the program are awarded an Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

The American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) offers examinations to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. To learn more about ARDMS prerequisites for examination eligibility, click here:

What is Diagnostic Medical Sonography?

Diagnostic medical sonography utilizes high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. These images aid physicians in their diagnosis of the patient.

Sonographers typically work closely with patients and radiologists in clinical health-care settings, including medical centers, medical clinics, and physicians’ offices.


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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Passage Rates Statement

Graduates from a non-JRC-DMS accredited program without a Bachelor’s (or higher) degree are typically eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) certification examinations after one year of practice in the field. Graduates from a JRC-DMS program, such as the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at Platt College, are typically eligible for the ARDMS examination upon graduation.

Specific eligibility requirements vary depending on the applicant’s background and are determined solely by ARDMS.

At the time of this writing, ARDMS certification is not required for employment as a sonographer in the State of California.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
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Platt College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) program is right for you!

• Earn your Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, not just a certificate
• Experienced Program Directors who interact extensively with students


Except as expressly provided in California Education Code Section 94898, Platt College reserves the right to modify policies, course schedules, curricula or courses within reason due to exigent circumstances, program upgrades and/or content changes, and to cancel programs of study, modes of delivery, upcoming start dates or individual courses as it deems necessary. If a course or program is canceled, the school may schedule course completion at a later date or refund all monies paid for the canceled course or program if the student does not wish to continue with the program at the later date. All Platt College programs are not available at all locations, please see an Admissions Representative for more information on specific enrollment information.

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