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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Ready to change YOUR life and IMPACT the lives of others?
Apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program!

Click here for information on applying to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

Median Diagnostic Medical Sonographer


Wage data taken from U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates: Indiana. (2020).

About the Program

The Ivy Tech Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMSI) Program offers degrees in sonography with three different concentration pathways - cardiac, vascular, and general. A sonographer plays a role in the non-invasive diagnostics process through the use of creating images from ultrasonic imaging devices.  The sonographer typically prepares patients, explains the exam process, performs the procedures, and reports the findings to the patient or physician.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography graduates can work in suburban and rural hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, federal and state health agencies, and certain educational institutions. The Associate of Applied Science program includes courses in the following areas: technique, exposure, positioning, protection, physics, patient care and ethics. Clinical practice and supplemental instruction are provided in accredited hospitals and clinics. Upon successful completion of the ultrasound program requirements, graduates are eligible to apply to take registry examinations.

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is a selective admission program. When you apply to the College, you will be accepted into Healthcare Specialist with a concentration in Diagnostic Medical Sonography while you complete the prerequisite requirements. All applicants are required to take the USA exam.

Click here to schedule the USA Exam. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program accepts a limited number of students each year and there is a separate application process.

Students who are admitted to the program will be required to pay for and submit to a criminal background check, drug testing and physical exam.  The details and process will be provided at an orientation.  Please contact the program faculty for more detailed information.

Our Graduates

Graduates of our program are working in suburban and rural hospitals, clinics, imaging centers and doctor’s offices.  Some of our graduates choose to transfer to a four-year institution.  

Application Information

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Completion Guides

Completion guides provide the recommended path to graduation, broken out by 8-week term. Courses are also numbered to show an overall number for students taking fewer classes at a time. Please consult with your advisor to determine which classes are the best option for you to take.

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