Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Platt College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue careers in Sonography, a dynamic specialty area in the healthcare field.

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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)

Earn your Associate's Degree in as little as 18-months or your Bachelor's Degree in as little as 27-months!
  • Hands-on learning and clinical experience 
  • Convenient class schedules
  • Full-time on-site career services 
  • Financial aid is available to qualified students

Enter the world of ultrasound imaging for patient care through the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program at Platt College.

Graduates from the Bachelors program are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examination to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.

Overview & Accreditation

Platt College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue careers in Sonography, a dynamic specialty area in the healthcare field.

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.

GRADUATION FROM THE PROGRAM DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY INTO ANY CAREER. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS MAY APPLY DEPENDING ON AN INDIVIDUAL’S PREVIOUS EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded an Associate or Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Graduates from the Bachelors program are eligible to sit for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) examination to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. To learn more about ARDMS prerequisites for examination eligibility, click HERE

Platt College Los Angeles LLC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For more information, click HERE

Schedule

With convenient class schedules, you can 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!  

Start times for each DMS cohort vary by campus, contact us for details HERE

Financial Aid

Platt College is committed to providing the information and resources necessary to help every student achieve educational success..   Types of financial aid available for qualified students include:

  • Federal Grants, including Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work Study (FWS)
  • California State Grant Programs, including Cal Grants and California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
  • Federal Direct loans
  • Private Loans & Scholarships

To learn more, click here: https://plattcollege.edu/financial-aid/

Career Services

Platt College maintains an active career services department to assist graduates as well as current students seeking part-time or full-time jobs while attending school. However, the school cannot guarantee employment.

Students are given the opportunity to pursue job referrals maintained by Career Services.

Our Career Services personnel explain and assist with our student’s job search process. Placement efforts occur through graduation and beyond.

Career Services aims to build the job acquiring skills of our students through interviews and workshops in the following areas:

  • Career planning
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Completing applications
  • Researching and contacting potential employers

Additional Program Information

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Passage Rates Statement

Graduates from a non-JRC-DMS accredited program without a Bachelors’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 accredited program 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.

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