Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Applied Science

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Applied Science


Sonography AAS offered via partnership with Tidewater Community College


A Growing Health Care Field

Diagnostic medical sonographers are a critical part of the health care team. They help clinicians diagnose illnesses using ultrasound to image organs, tissue, and blood flow inside the body. An associate degree is all you need for a career in this growing field, as a staff sonographer in radiology departments, hospitals, private offices, outpatient clinics, and military units.

Through a partnership with Tidewater Community College, Southwest will launch a local student cohort in Fall 2023, selecting 12 students to enter the Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS program.

About the Program

This nationally accredited Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography boasts a 100% pass rate in the last three years for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography examination, with most students becoming employed before finishing the program.

Admission to the diagnostic medical sonography program is very selective and requires a separate application in addition to general admission to the college(s).


STEP 1: Apply for Admission to Southwest

Interested students must submit the Southwest Admission Application.
Select the Health Sciences Certificate Program for completion of pre-requisites at Southwest, which is required before application to the Sonography program.

STEP 2: Apply for Admission to Tidewater Community College


After completing pre-requisites, submit the Tidewater Admission Application

Admission to the college(s) does not guarantee admission to this program.

STEP 3: Apply for Admission to the Sonography AAS Program

tcc-iconSubmit the Tidewater Health Professions Application along with all supporting documentation by May 15 for fall admission. (May 15, 2023 for fall 2023 cohort)


Admissions and Program Guides

Health Professions Information Session

tcc-iconIt is also strongly recommended that you attend the health professions information session, which is held the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. (except December) via Zoom for students in the Southwest service region.


Email or call (276)-964-7705 to learn more about the program.