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Diagnostic imaging is one of the most commonly used technologies in the medical profession. With a degree in diagnostic medical sonography from Collin College, you can be part of a team that helps identify medical issues early enough to make a real difference in people's lives

Collin College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is designed to prepare you to become registered as a diagnostic medical sonographer. Through our rigorous 21 month integrated didactic and clinical program, students graduate with the skills and knowledge required to be competent in general sonography.

FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES/CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT

After initial acceptance to this program, all students are required to meet specific functional abilities with or without accommodations for successful completion of the program and to function safely and effectively in the variety of the profession’s settings. The specific functional requirements are found in “Functional Abilities/Core Performance Standards” documents provided in the program information and application packets. Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodation are encouraged to contact the college ACCESS department as soon as this program is of interest.

ACCREDITATION

Collin College Diagnostic Medical Sonography is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158. Clearwater, FL 33763; 727.210.2350; www.caahep.org) with the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043; 443-973-3251; www.jrcdms.org).

SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to this program is selective. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Registration is by permission only. Information and applications may be obtained online or from the Health Sciences and Emergency Services division office.

To apply, students must:

  •  Submit the required application form by the designated deadline.
  • Application and acceptance into Collin College.
  • Submit official copies of all college transcripts.
  • Complete Collin College reading, writing and mathematics assessments.
  • Complete Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) Health Occupations Aptitude Exam.
  • Complete program admission criteria (see Admission Packet).
  • Complete immunizations required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS)*.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR certification.

* It is important to note that one of the required vaccinations, Hepatitis B, consists of a three dose series, which can take up to 7 months to complete. Individuals unable to receive the HBV must inform the Program Director. In such cases, the applicant must sign a declination form. All immunizations must be complete before assignment to clinical training.

Health InsuranceAll Sonography students are required to show proof of health insurance prior to starting clinical rotations each semester.

If your program requires a criminal background check, your placement in a required clinical site, cooperative, practicum, internship, and/or licensure/certification opportunity may be impacted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your program director and check with your licensing/certifying entity, if any, to determine your status.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisors. Also check the degree requirement of the intended transfer college prior to beginning this program to verify course degree applicability.

Program Options

AAS – Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Department Website

http://www.collin.edu/department/sonography/ 

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