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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.


Career Ladder Mobility


Duration of Program

1 year - Certificate of Completion
2 year - Associate Program

2021 Outcome and Placement

Graduation Rate: 90%
Job Placement: 100%

Program Documents

Diagnostic_Medical_Sonography_AAS-DMSO.pdfProgram Guide - Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS
Diagnostic_Medical_Sonography_Annual_Report.pdfAnnual Report
Diagnostic_Medical_Sonography_C4-DMSC.pdfProgram Guide - Diagnostic Medical Sonography CC
Diagnostic_Medical_Sonography_Clinicals_Information.pdfDMS - Clinicals Information
DMSO_Program_Effectiveness_Data.pdfDMSO Program Effectiveness Data