Additional Info – Associate of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Admittance Decisions

Applicants to any Imaging Science program are ranked based on academic and interview scores. Emphasis is placedon math and science coursework related to the Imaging Sciences at all certificate and degree levels. A minimum interview score of 25 out of a possible 40 is required. Those programs admitting on a rotational basis do so annually and class sizes admitted are dependent on available clinical sites. In addition to coursework, each student must provide proof of ability to perform the skills needed to practice in the imagine sciences effectively.

Functional Capacities

Applicants to any Imaging Sciences program must be able to meet the functional capacities outlined in the South College Catalog. Students who believe they will not be able to meet one or more of these requirements without accommodation must notify the Imaging Sciences Department Chair and a determination will be made on a case by case basis whether reasonable accommodation may be made. In no instance will an accommodation be made which will put the applicant, other students, or patients at risk

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certification/Licensure

Students successfully completing the Associate of Science degree program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography are eligible to apply for admission to write the certification examination administered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).  Successful completion of the ARDMS examinations provides certification to practice as a registered sonographer in most states.

State licensure is currently required in NH NM, ND, and OR.  All other states do not require licensure. Passing of the certification exam is required in order to apply for state licensure. South College works with students in preparation to sit for the exam.