Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) is a highly-skilled profession which uses specialized equipment to create images of structures inside the human body used by physicians to make medical diagnoses.  Sonographers have extensive, direct patient contact that may include performing some invasive procedures.  They must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to critically ill.  Sectional anatomy, ultrasonic instrumentation and imaging are the major components in this program.

Skills are developed through clinical experiences using diagnostic imagery equipment.  Progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C" or better in each (Sonography) course and maintenance of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).  Transportation to the community agencies is the responsibility of each student.  

Student Responsibility:

  • It is the student’s responsibility to check the DMS program website, Blackboard and email accounts often to stay current with program information.  Updated information is posted in these areas.  Applicants should check often to be aware of updates.
  • Complaints:   If a student has an issue or complaint concerning the program, the student should first speak with the program faculty.  If the two are unable to resolve the issue, the student may then carry the complaint further according to the following protocol.  This chain of command will be strictly enforced.  Going outside this protocol will not be tolerated. 
  • Due to privacy laws complaints should be handled by the student. Second party communications will not be addressed.

Program Information:

For additional information, please contact:

  • Becky Stevens 
    • Academic Program Coordinator
    • Office:  Health Sciences Hall, room 486
    • Phone:  502-213-4009
  • Allied Health Advising Office: 502-213-2245
  • Allied Health Division Office: 502-213-4200 or 502-213-4296

Accreditation:

Jefferson Community and Technical College is a public, comprehensive, post secondary institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.  The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL. 33756. Phone 727-210-2354, www.caahep.org.

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information:

The items listed below contain information on jobs related to this program.