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Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Program Description:

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree that prepares the graduate to provide patient services in a variety of medical settings directed by a physician responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. The graduate provides services utilizing high-frequency sound waves that produce images of internal structures, assists in gathering sonographic data to diagnose a variety of conditions and disease, and also to monitor fetal development. Major areas of emphasis in the curriculum include abdominal, obstetrics/gynecology, and ultrasound physics. All students entering the DMS program must be ARRT registered. Students completing the program will be eligible to take the ARDMS registry and the Sonography Certification of the ARRT.

The Hinds Community College Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Committee for Educational Programs for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).

CAAHEP Contact Information:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
9355 - 113th St. N, #7709
Seminole, FL  33775

JCR-DMS Contact Information:
Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 443.973.3251
Fax: 866.738.3444


Campus Location:

Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center - 601.376.4810

**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography 71 SH

**Additional Graduation Requirement:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.