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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound)

Associate Degree Program (354P) - Harrisburg
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). The goal of the program is to prepare competent entry-level diagnostic medical sonographers in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

About the career 

Clinical application for Fall 2014 (CLICK HERE) is completed ON-LINE using Survey Monkey (deadline April 15). Eligible candidates will be called to schedule an interview.

Information sessions Please attend an information session early in your academic career at HACC - preferably during your first semester). Thur, Sept 11, 2-4 pm; Mon, Oct 20, 8-10 am; Thur, Nov 18, 8-10 am

PowerPoint from the Spring 2014 information session (pdf) - Great, interesting info!

Course requirements/suggested schedule  (rev 3/14)-new for Fall 2014

Estimated Expenses (pdf) rev 11/13
Program Faculty

Frequently Asked Questions  (FAQ) (pdf) (rev 3/14)
SDMS Career Video

Admission Criteria, Essential Qualifications  2014 (pdf)

Program Effectiveness Data
Three year program completion rate - 85%
Three year program performance on national board exam - SPI - 100%; OB/GYN - 100%; ABD: 96%
Three year job placement (for grads who sought employment) -100%

This is a highly competitive and selective admission program. You will be admitted as a pre-DMS student and work with your advisor (the Program Director) to apply to the clinical/core (DMS) component of the program. Due to accreditation standards and clinical limitations, only 10-12 students are selected into clinicals each year. Each year the DMS program has 20-30 applicants. See Admitted Students Profile for detailed information.

Length of Program and College Degree Conferred
Associate degree program: The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is 81 credits with the awarding of an Associate in Science Degree upon successful completion. Clinical rotations are arranged within a 80 mile radius of the

Harrisburg campus.  Students are required to sit for the ARDMS credentialing exam (Sonography Principles and Instrumentation) before graduation. Graduates are eligible to sit for the ARDMS credentialing exams (abdomen and obstetrics and gynecology) and they earn the title Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer(RDMS).

DMS Program Contacts
If you have questions, contact Health Careers
(717) 780-1988 or (800) 222-4222 ext. 211988

DMS Program Office:
HACC Harrisburg Campus
Blocker Hall 106
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110


The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission granted initial accreditation in April, 1967, and reaffirmed most recently June 2007. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized the College to award the Associate's degree.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education, www.msche.org, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Phone: (267) 284–5000, E-mail: info@msche.org  Spanish: españolinfo@msche.org

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), www.caahep.org, accredits programs upon the recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS).
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Phone: 727-210-2350 Fax: 727-210-2354

Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, www.jrcdms.org, 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, Phone: 443.973.3251     Fax : 866.738.3444

The Commission granted initial accreditation to the HACC DMS Program in May 2005 and reaffirmed most recently May 2008.

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