Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree Program

Enter allied healthcare as a diagnostic medical sonographer.

Program Type

Associate Degree


Delivery Method

On Campus


Course Length

22 months

Program Objective

The DMS associate degree program will prepare competent entry-level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for the abdominal-extended and obstetrics and gynecology sonography concentrations. From learning how the equipment works to optimizing images, interpreting scans and recognizing abnormal findings, you will learn all sides of sonography. At Pima Medical Institute, professionalism and excellent communication skills are prioritized along with the clinical courses and lab training due to the amount of direct care with patients in this healthcare field.

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Find this program at one of the following Pima Medical Institute campuses.

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Program Outline

Learn more about the courses in this program.

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Semester l

BIO 119
Anatomy & Physiology
CCM 115
CLE 115
Medical Law & Ethics
CMT 100
Medical Terminology
MTH 140
Math Applications
PHY 102

Semester lI

DMS 122
Patient Care
DMS 125
Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation
DMS 152
Introduction to Sonographic Scanning & Instrumentation Lab
DMS 162
Abdominal and Small Parts Sonography I

Semester III

DMS 182
Abdominal and Small Parts Sonography II
DMS 183
Abdominal and Small Parts Sonography Lab
DMS 200
Vascular Imaging I
DMS 201
Vascular Imaging I Lab

Semester IV

DMS 242
Vascular Imaging II
DMS 243
Vascular Imaging II Lab
DMS 255
Obstetric & Gynecology Sonography
DMS 256
Obstetric & Gynecology Sonography Lab

Semester V

DMS 270
Clinical Practicum I
DMS 275
Sonography as a Profession

Semester VI

DMS 280
Clinical Practicum II
DMS 285
Sonography Examination Review

Interested In Starting This Program?

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Success Is Within Reach

We are truly invested in making sure our students succeed.

Arisleydis Gonzalez
“Pima Medical was not only my school for ultrasound, it was also the place I learned English. My instructors were extremely helpful and patient. I had a very good clinical experience and, in fact, they called the school to see if they could hire me before I had even finished. I have been working in hospital settings as an ultrasound technologist and have even taught at Pima Medical in their DMS program.”

Arisleydis Gonzalez, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Graduate

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Disclosures And Accreditations

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