Diagnostic Medical Sonography

 Diagnostic Medical Sonography

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer usually works in hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s office or in the areas of research, sales, applications and marketing. In the patient care related areas, the sonographer usually performs a variety of ultrasound examinations such as: 


  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Abdominal
  • Neurosonology
  • Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Depending on the facility and the sonographers’ level of expertise.


In non-patient care related areas, the sonographer has had previous experience in ultrasound and works with companies that produce ultrasound equipment. The job availability varies from somewhat low in El Paso to a high level of demand out-of-town. Government positions are available, as well as positions in sales, research, and applications. 


Upon graduation of the program the student is eligible to sit for his/her national examination offered through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. The cost of the Associate program is $9,812.00 Specialized 


Admissions requirements entail only 18 seats for both the Certificate and A.A.S. degrees at EPCC. Consequently, the admission’s process is really rigorous and competitive. 


A certificate program is available for licensed or certified health care professionals who are graduates of accredited direct patient care related associate degree programs.

El Paso Community College has some guidelines for determining physical/technical ability/eligibility for enrollment in the health career programs Physical and Technical Standards for Students in Health Career Programs (PDF)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs (AAS) and (DMSC) are accredited by (CAAHEP) the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, Address: 25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158. Clearwater, FL 33763; Phone #: (727) 210-2350; Website: www.caahep.org); upon the recommendation of (JRC/DMS) the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Address: 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043; Phone #: (443) 973-3251; Website: www.jrcdms.org.

For More Information Contact:

Nora Balderas

Program Coordinator

(915) 831-4108



Salary Range
El Paso: $62,066 - $68,030
State of TX:$78,250 - $78,670

Career Ladder Mobility

Duration of program
1 year – Certificate of Completion
2 years - Associate Program

Course Syllabi
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 Program Information

Goals - DMS.pdfGoals - DMS
Mission Vision and Philosophy - DMS.pdfMission Vision and Philosophy - DMS
Clinicals Information - DMS.pdfClinicals Information - DMS
DMS Specialized Admissions Checklist.pdfDMS Specialized Admissions Checklist

 SLO and Effectiveness Reports

Annual Report 2017 - DMS.pdfAnnual Report 2017 - DMS
Student Learning Outcomes - DMS.pdfStudent Learning Outcomes - DMS
Annual Report 2016 - DMS.pdfAnnual Report 2016 - DMS
Annual Report 2015 - DMS.pdfAnnual Report 2015 - DMS
Annual Report 2014 - DMS.pdfAnnual Report 2014 - DMS
Annual Report 2013 - DMS.pdfAnnual Report 2013 - DMS
Annual Report 2012 - DMS.pdfAnnual Report 2012 - DMS
Annual Report 2011 - DMS.pdfAnnual Report 2011 - DMS