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Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

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What can I do with an Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography?

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Obstetric and Gynecological Sonographer Ultrasound Technologist

26%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

To succeed in the Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and earn your degree, you must be organized, disciplined, and adaptable. You will need to absorb and retain a wide range of information quickly, so it helps to cultivate good study habits and to seek out support from tutor or professors as soon as you need it. At times, you’ll work collaboratively with fellow students, so effective written and oral communication skills will be important.

Our faculty in the medical sonography program are dedicated to helping you succeed, both here at South College and in the workforce. With our small class sizes and support from course tutors, you’ll receive more individualized attention along with support and insight to help guide your progress. We also facilitate clinical placements to provide the hands-on experience you need to thrive in this field.

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Additional Information


The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs in Knoxville and Asheville are accredited by:
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158 
Clearwater, FL 33763
Phone: 727-210-2350
Fax: 727-210-2354


The Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500 
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: 443-973-3251

Total Program and Degree Length
Total Program Credits*: 125
Degree Length: 27 months full-time enrollment
*South College operates on the quarter system, offering the possibility for more flexibility and more options for our students.
Program Tuition Rate
South College offers flat-rate tuition, which provides students the opportunity to take more hours for a lower cost. 10-18 hours is the same cost regardless of how many hours are taken.

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Shawn Domm

I chose South College because it came highly recommended from mentors of mine, the faculty is second to none, and the program fits my ever-changing lifestyle. I also chose it because of the flexibility. My wife is still serving in the United States Air Force on Active Duty, and this means that we move when they tell us to move.

- Shawn Domm, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Elizabeth Ferichs

One of the major reasons I chose South College was for the smaller class sizes. It allows more one-on-one time between students and professors, which enhances the learning experience for me.

- Elizabeth Frerichs, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Adam Hatcher

I went to college originally straight out of high school with the intent of majoring in musical performance with a concentration in theoretical studies. I was not prepared to for college at that point, so I decided to gain some experience and maturity by joining the work force full-time. After working for 10 years, I felt it was time to try school again.

- Adam Hatcher, Bachelor of Business Administration
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