The Diagnostic Medical Sonography AS two-year curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of sonographic examinations.
Graduates are encouraged to pursue registry. Our graduates are eligible to sit for the American Registry for Radiologic Technology (ARRT) sonography exam upon graduation. The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) is another national registry that our graduates can qualify for by different pathways. Our information packet has more information about registry. Instruction is consistent with Curriculum Frameworks as administered by the Florida Department of Education.
Admission to this program is limited by special accreditation requirements and/or the availability of clinical assignments. All program requirements must be met before a student is eligible for admission. One class per year is accepted. Seats are allotted to qualified students on a first qualified/first served basis. All qualified students will be accepted into the program, but their seats may not be available in the year of their choice.
The minimum requirements include: application to both the College and program, high school diploma or GED, appropriate transcripts on file, minimum score of 55 on both the reading and math segments of the Health Occupations Basic Entrance Test (HOBET), pre-orientation/information sheet, completion of all pre-requisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each course and a minimum GPA on these courses combined of 2.75, and a minimum composite (all college credits attempted) of 2.50.
Applicants who have completed a program in an allied health care field that is patient care related at an associates level or higher may qualify for special admission requirements. The information packet details this articulation agreement.
Immediately prior to the clinical portion of the program all students must satisfactorily pass a federal criminal background check, drug screen, physical examination/immunization record, and hold a current American Heart Association CPR for health care provider card. There is a technical standard for the clinical portion of the program and other clinical restrictions may apply.
Details of the program requirements and all forms needed are available from the Health Programs Admissions Office on the Warrington Campus or on the Pensacola State College website, www.pensacolastate.edu.
*If applicable, any documents related to this program of study can be found listed under the Documents section on this web page.
*We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State Allied Health Department for assistance in planning your program of study.