Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Applied Science
Sonography AAS offered via partnership with Tidewater Community College
LAUNCHING FALL 2023
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).
STEPS TO APPLY
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
Submit the Tidewater Health Professions Application along with all supporting documentation by May 15 for fall admission. (May 15, 2023 for fall 2023 cohort)
INFORMATION TO REVIEW
Admissions and Program Guides
Download and review the program guide and the diagnostics medical sonography admissions guide. See more information about the selective admission process and course and GPA requirements.
Health Professions Information Session
It 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.