Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography doctor ultrasounds a patient's belly

Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: Healthcare
  • Program Code: 10-526-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: June

About the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Degree

As a graduate of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, you can choose to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including clinics, hospitals, private practice physician offices and public health facilities and laboratories. You perform routine sonographic (ultrasound) examinations of the body to include the abdomen, small parts, obstetrics and gynecology. You work closely with physicians and may assist in the performance of invasive procedures. This program will transfer to numerous 4-year colleges and universities. Graduates are eligible for certification in Sonography through American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). 



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2024-25 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ENG-195 Written Communication 
(or) ENG-201 English 1 
PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) PSYCH-2XX Any 200 level PSYCH course
BIOSCI-177 General Anatomy & Physiology ‡^
(or) BIOSCI-201 Anatomy & Physiology
MATH 107 College Mathematics
(or) MATH-2XX Any 200 level MATH course
PHYS-139 Survey of Physics 3
SOCSCI-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
(or) SOCSCI-2XX Any 200 level SOCSCI course
BIOSCI-179 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
(or) BIOSCI-202 Anatomy & Physiology 2
DMS-200 Intro to DMS ‡ 3
DMS-221 Sonography Physics 1 ‡ 3
DMS-210 Cross Sectional Anatomy ‡ 2
DMS-207 Abdominal Sonography ‡ 4
DMS-208 OB/GYN Sonography 1 ‡ 3
DMS-222 Sonography Physics 2 ‡ 2
DMS-223 Vascular Imaging 1 ‡ 3
DMS-212 OB/GYN Sonography 2 ‡ 3
DMS-203 Scanning with Proficiency ‡ 1
ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200 level ENG or SPEECH course
DMS-209 DMS Clinical Experience 1 ‡ 2
DMS-211 Superficial Sonography ‡ 2
DMS-224 Vascular Imaging 2 ‡ 3
DMS-220 DMS Clinical Experience 2 ‡ 5
DMS-225 DMS Clinical Experience 3 ‡ 3
DMS-229 DMS Clinical Experience 4 ‡ 2
DMS-217 Registry Review ‡ 2



‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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Important Dates

Summer start: Petition for program in February (only one time a year)

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Program Outcomes

  • Provide patient care and education
  • Adhere to the professional code of eithics for sonographers
  • Communicate with members of the healthcare team
  • Utilize medical technology for sonography
  • Complete diagnostic sonographic exams

Career Outlook

The high demand for diagnostic medical sonographers indicates strong employment opportunities.

Admission Requirements

The program admits students through a petition selection process.

Completion of:

  • BIOSCI-177 & BIOSCI-179 or BIOSCI-201 & 202, AND PHYS-139 with grades of B- or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Entrance Exam: HP-A2 (minimum score of 80%)
  • High School Graduation or GED
  • HS Algebra
  • HS Biology
  • HS Chemistry
  • Medical Records Required AFTER Acceptance
  • Criminal Background Check Required



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Last updated: 05/15/2024