Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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Adults Only

The sonography profession requires the ability to provide diagnostic sonographic imaging utilizing critical thinking skills to make judgments in the process. Sonographers are professionals who must possess high level skills in diagnostic sonographic techniques under the guidance of a licensed physician. A sonographer is responsible for providing excellent patient care and gathering adequate data necessary for diagnoses to be determined.

MNTC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program’s goal is to prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults only. 


Course Name
Introduction to Ultrasound
Abdominal Ultrasound
Medical Ethics and Law
Clinical Education I
Patient Care Ultrasound
Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation I
Clinical Education II
OB/GYN Sonography
Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation II
Small Parts Ultrasound
Advanced Ultrasound
ARDMS Review Course
Sonography Bioeffects
Clinical Education III
Vascular Sonography
Total Class Hours: 1950


The following college-level prerequisites must be completed with a “C” or better before you may submit an application:

  • Algebra, Statistics, or higher mathematics course
  • General College-Level Physics and/or Radiographic Physics
  • Communication Skills*
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
    An additional Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab is not required for application or admission, however it will enrich the student's learning experience.
  • Medical Terminology  

*The Communications Skills requirement may be met by a variety of courses including English, Speech, or Composition.


Class Times

  • Start Date: August 2020
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:00 - Noon
  • P.M. Hours: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Clinical schedules will vary by site.
  • Adults must attend full-time. 



MNTC Sonography Program Outcomes
First page of the MNTCSonographyProgramOutcomes PDF file

Credentials Available

The MNTC DMS program is a general learning concentration. Certification exams for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) to include:

  • Sonography Principles and Instrumentation (SPI)
  • Abdomen (AB)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN)

(Must take either AB or OB/GYN in conjunction with SPI to get RDMS credential.)



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Inside Sonography

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  • Science
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Inductive Reasoning and Speech Clarity

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: 80.0%
  • Positive Placement Rate: 100%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Sonographer
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)



Potential Wages

US - $23.39 - $47.64 Hourly; $48,660 - $99,100 Annually
OK - $22.46 - $44.32 Hourly; $46,710 - $92,190 Annually

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 51.0910

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

Application Materials

DMS Sonography Application Booklet
DMS Sonography Application Booklet - Contact (405) 801-5000 if you need assistance viewing this booklet.
For reference only. Information is subject to change. A revised booklet for 2019-2020 will be posted when the DMS application period opens later this year.
Ultrasound Job Shadow Form
PDF of Ultrasound Job Shadow Form

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