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El Centro College’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is recognized both locally and nationally for its outstanding faculty and exemplary clinical rotations.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is located in El Centro College’s Center for Allied Health and Nursing, one block northwest from the main campus in downtown Dallas. The center comprises 55 classrooms and labs that contain some of the most advanced equipment available to educate health care students.The center’s high-tech equipment includes:
Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP: 25400 U.S. Highway. 19, Suite 158, Clearwater, Fla. 33763, Phone: 727-210-2350) in cooperation with the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography: JRC-DMS, 6021 University Blvd., Suite 500, Ellicott City, Md. 21043, Phone: 443-973-3251, Fax 866-738-3444).
The El Centro Diagnostic Medical Sonography program was initially accredited in 1987 and was awarded a 10-year accreditation in 2012.
Upon admission to El Centro College and the completion of an advising meeting, potential program applicants are required to view an online Diagnostic Medical Sonography information session in which the program, application process and acceptance procedure are discussed in detail.
Please download a program information packet before viewing the online information session. This packet is your go-to for all the latest details about the progam.
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program accepts 12 students every June. The deadline to apply is Dec. 31 for the class that begins the following June.
Acceptance to allied health programs at El Centro College is by a competitive selection process.
To apply to specified El Centro College allied health programs, including this one, you must meet the conditions of
one of the following three eligibility categories before the application deadline. (Note: this is a general summary only;
see complete eligibility guidelines.)
Completion of the six Health Professions Readiness courses: three courses each in the
Health Professions Readiness I Skills Achievement Award and
Health Professions Readiness II Skills Achievement Award. Health Professions Readiness courses are listed under HPRS in the
online catalog. For complete information, see the
Health Professions Readiness Awards (HPRA) information packet.
Documentation of a minimum of two years employment within the last five years as a health care worker in specified health care professions with direct patient care experience.
Documentation of a current credential in specified health care professions.
All students enrolled in El Centro College’s Health Occupation programs are required by Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council member facilities to undergo drug testing and a criminal background check after admission to the program but within 30 days prior to the start of clinical rotations.