A Growing Health Care Field
Diagnostic medical sonographers are a critical part of the healthcare 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 Spring 2024, 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
TCC 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.
TCC Health Professions Information Session
It is also strongly recommended that you attend the health professions information session, which is held on the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. (except December) via Zoom for students in the Southwest service region.
Southwest Virginia Community College, with support from regional healthcare and economic leaders, is launching a new diagnostic medical sonography program – the first of its kind in the region. Leaders